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Re-posted from Mashable: This week, pages upon pages of commentary have been written about Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, the astronomical valuation applied to the deal, and the competitive impetus for the transaction. But what’s most interesting is what it implies about Facebook’s perspective on content creation versus...

Re-posted from Forbes.com - Matthew Siegel On March 30, all Facebook Pages will be automatically switched over to the new timeline format. If you're a brand and you value your Facebook presence, you need to understand what this means. Timeline is an elegant and exciting new way...

If you care about the internet, entrepreneurship or technology, you should care about PIPA / SOPA. For the record, I am 100% in favor of protecting the rights of artists and copyright holders. Artistic creation takes incredible effort and intellectual property rights help insure that we...

Friend and Indaba Music co-founder Jesse Chan-Norris (jcn for those who know him in the virtual world, @jcn) would not allow the team at Indaba to refer to our website as a "community" for quite some time after launch. At least 2 years if memory...

I titled this blog "Silicon Bowery" because my company, Indaba Music, has been located on the Bowery in lower Manhattan since 2006. We have space in a renovated building that used to be a flophouse called The Windsor Hotel. For those who don't know, the Bowery is...

I've been asked a lot lately about the process of marketing a new product. In particular, how does one go about generating initial buzz and adoption of a new consumer web or mobile application? Since this has been coming up a lot lately, I figured...

For most of media history, we have been creatures of consumption. Large corporations and centralized distribution operations pushed a small amount of expensive, high-quality content at us. Think film studios, record labels, the big book publishers, etc. Because the tools needed to create content were...

In a previous post I talked about Edgerank, the algorithm Facebook uses to determine what shows up in people's Facebook feeds, and its importance to advertisers. I wondered why more attention wasn't being paid to it. Someone was paying attention, because the WSJ is reporting that...