Daily Archives: November 11, 2008

HomeAwayCredit crunch, what credit crunch? HomeAway, an online vacation rental marketplace, has just raised a quarter of a billion dollars in a VC funding round, the biggest of its kind for an internet company in eight years.

With a financial crisis, VC money getting scarce and start-ups cutting jobs and costs, the funding is not only enormous, but counter-cyclical as well. Read more

fdr-fireside-chat.jpgThere’s something that’s been bothering me about all the speculation over how a President Obama will use the Web.

There’s an assumption that the online techniques mastered during the campaign (from social networking to search-engine advertising) will in future be deployed to advance the issues promoted by the White House. Read more