Web 2.0 Roundtable: Recap and Closing Thoughts

Yesterday ExecutiveBiz hosted the Web 2.0 Breakfast Roundtable at the Tower Club in Vienna, VA. Limited to 18 attendees, the event provided an opportunity for candid discussion about how to apply new technologies like social networking, user-generated content, and collaboration to business, the public sector, and our personal digital lives. …

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Google vs Microsoft (Facebook Round)

If you read the popular blog, Techcrunch you know that last Thursday a group of fifteen “industry luminaries” took part in a highly confidential meeting at Google’s Mountain View, CA offices. According to three of those in attendance, Google plans to launch a new set of APIs in early November …

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Obama on LinkedIn

Illinois Sen. and 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama joined LinkedIn, the online professional community, further positioning his campaign as the leader in utilizing social networking sites to garner online support. Already a strong presence on Facebook, MySpace, and Flickr, Obama recently joined LinkedIn, the social network site aimed professionals looking …

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Web 2.0 Roundtable

A Web 2.0 Roundtable was held this morning at the Tower Club. Some of the comments and insights are: ROI vs- ROE: This group consisted of mostly large companies in need of products with ROI, Janet Hall of TMNG Global suggested that every company will not only weigh the Return …

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Hughes Communications Brings Satellite Internet to Rural Areas

Hughes Communications is about to make my life so much easier. Let me explain. My mom lives in rural Northwest Washington state, where the biggest development each time I visit is the location of the newest clear-cut. It’s rural. Very, very rural. My normally timid retired mother has learned to …

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More Leading Executives at Walker & Dunlop Reception

As promised, this post follows up on yesterday’s account of the Walker & Dunlop reception. Held last Wednesday, the event was hosted by the firm’s CEO, Will Walker, who has extensive senior management experience. The firm’s gathering gave some of the DC region’s leading executives a chance to exchange business …

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Inc. 5000 List

Many of the fastest growing private companies in the Discrict of Columbia provide online advertising, marketing and IT support according to the recently published INC 5000 List. The yearly catalog of fast growing private companies operating within the digital communications space includes Washington D.C-based Mindshare Interactive Campaigns, TIG global, and …

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Top Executives Mingle at Walker & Dunlop Reception

The Post’s WashBiz Blog published a piece on Friday that looked like the “bold” setting had gotten stuck on the writer’s keyboard. The usage was appropriate, though, as the article highlighted the names of top executives who had attended Walker & Dunlop’s Wednesday reception at the Metropolitan Club. Located in …

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Web 2.0 Roundtable Recap

We had a diverse group of people this morning at the Tower Club for the latest Web 2.0 Roundtable Discussion. Jim got us started on introductions around the table and then we jumped right into discussing a variety of ideas related to Web 2.0. Off the bat we talked about …

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Medium-Sized Contractors Feeling the Squeeze

Isn’t it always a company’s goal to grow? Not necessarily, according to a Washington Post article published earlier this week. If it means the firm will have a hard time winning essential government contracts, staying small might be the best bet.  According to the Post’s analysis, medium-sized contractors have been …

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Can you say Farfegherndon?

Daily Dulles Toll Road commuters would likely not welcome the addition of more cars to the Dulles Corridor route, but how about more car companies? As reported in the Washington Post today, Volkswagen of America was set to announce the company was moving its corporate headquarters to Herndon in an …

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Facebook, the new Linked-In?

Facebook, the new Linked-In? I am not the only one that’s noticed my Facebook invitations are increasing and my Linked-In invitations are falling. Having well over 500 connections on Linked-In, I feel connected but stabilized in my number of connections. Facebook, on the other hand is building up steam. Facebook, …

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New Report Issued on Marketing Power of Web 2.0

There was an interesting article in this morning’s Internet Travel News about the power of social networking as a marketing tool. It caught my eye, not so much because of what it had to say to travel industry professionals in particular, but because it portended a marketing “tidal wave” for all industries. …

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