Jason McCabe Calacanis is an American Internet entrepreneur and blogger. As well as being an investor in various technology startups. Calacanis was born in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, New York and he graduated from Xaverian High School in 1988. He attended Fordham University, where he received a B. A. in Psychology, calacaniss biggest success to date is Weblogs, Inc. which was sold to AOL in 2005. Calacanis was founder and CEO of Rising Tide Studios, a company that published print. Amongst them was the Silicon Alley Reporter, a paper that featured New Yorks Internet, Web. During the dot-com boom, Calacanis was active in New Yorks Silicon Alley community, originally a 16-page photocopied newsletter, as its popularity grew it expanded into a 300-page magazine, with a sister publication called the Digital Coast Reporter for the West Coast. Calacaniss tireless socializing earned him a nickname as the editor of the Silicon Alley community. The company organized conferences in New York, Los Angeles, with the end of the Dot-com bubble, Silicon Alley Reporter failed.
The companys flagship publication was folded and the company was out of bankruptcy to a private equity firm. As a blogger, Calacanis co-founded Weblogs, Inc. with Brian Alvey in September 24,2003, two years after inception Weblogs, Inc. blogs the business was generating $1,000 a day just from AdSense. Time Warners America Online agreed to buy Weblogs, Inc. in October 2005 for $25–30 million, eight months into his tenure with AOL, Calacanis was offered a chance to be the General Manager of the new Netscape website. Calacanis copied the model pioneered by Digg, Del. icio. us, the project has launched and occupied the front page of Netscape. Calacanis started by hiring a team of eight anchors to follow up users top stories, on November 16,2006, TechCrunch reported that Calacanis had resigned from his position as CEO of Weblogs, Inc. and General Manager of Netscape. Calacanis confirmed this with a post on his blog, on December 5,2006, Techcrunch reported that Calacanis was going to announce his new position at Sequoia Capital as an EIA.
Calacanis confirmed this on his blog, until May,2007, Calacanis had a role of “Entrepreneur in Action” at Sequoia Capital, one of Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firm, a position he held since December 2006. Calacanis founded Mahalo. com, a search engine, which launched in alpha test in May 2007. Winer interrupted Calacanis speech during the event, calling it conference spam, im not interested in having someone berate me like this, Calacanis wrote on his blog
Joshua Schachter is the creator of Delicious, creator of GeoURL, and co-creator of Memepool. He holds a B. S. in electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Schachter released his first version of Delicious in September 2003. The service coined the term social bookmarking and featured tagging, a system he developed for organizing links suggested to Memepool and publishing some of them on his personal linkblog, on March 29,2005, Schachter announced he would work full-time on Delicious. On December 9,2005, Yahoo. acquired Delicious for an undisclosed sum, according to Business 2.0, the acquisition was close to $30 million, with Schachters share being worth approximately $15 million. Prior to working full-time on Delicious, Schachter was an analyst in Morgan Stanleys Equity Trading Lab and he created GeoURL in 2002 and ran it until 2004. In 2006, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35, in June 2008 Schachter announced his decision to leave Yahoo.
Techcrunch reported that the recent news coming out of Yahoo. about mass resignations of senior staff pressed his decision to leave and he worked for Google from January 2009 to June 2010. Joshua Schachters blog Interview with Joshua about del. icio. us Businessweek article on tagging
San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural and financial center of Northern California. It is the birthplace of the United Nations, the California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time. San Francisco became a consolidated city-county in 1856, after three-quarters of the city was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt, hosting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition nine years later. In World War II, San Francisco was a port of embarkation for service members shipping out to the Pacific Theater. Politically, the city votes strongly along liberal Democratic Party lines, San Francisco is the headquarters of five major banking institutions and various other companies such as Levi Strauss & Co. Dolby, Weebly, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Pinterest, Uber, Mozilla, Wikimedia Foundation, as of 2016, San Francisco is ranked high on world liveability rankings.
The earliest archaeological evidence of habitation of the territory of the city of San Francisco dates to 3000 BC. Upon independence from Spain in 1821, the became part of Mexico. Under Mexican rule, the system gradually ended, and its lands became privatized. In 1835, Englishman William Richardson erected the first independent homestead, together with Alcalde Francisco de Haro, he laid out a street plan for the expanded settlement, and the town, named Yerba Buena, began to attract American settlers. Commodore John D. Sloat claimed California for the United States on July 7,1846, during the Mexican–American War, montgomery arrived to claim Yerba Buena two days later. Yerba Buena was renamed San Francisco on January 30 of the next year, despite its attractive location as a port and naval base, San Francisco was still a small settlement with inhospitable geography. The California Gold Rush brought a flood of treasure seekers, with their sourdough bread in tow, prospectors accumulated in San Francisco over rival Benicia, raising the population from 1,000 in 1848 to 25,000 by December 1849.
The promise of fabulous riches was so strong that crews on arriving vessels deserted and rushed off to the gold fields, leaving behind a forest of masts in San Francisco harbor. Some of these approximately 500 abandoned ships were used at times as storeships and hotels, many were left to rot, by 1851 the harbor was extended out into the bay by wharves while buildings were erected on piles among the ships. By 1870 Yerba Buena Cove had been filled to create new land, buried ships are occasionally exposed when foundations are dug for new buildings. California was quickly granted statehood in 1850 and the U. S. military built Fort Point at the Golden Gate, silver discoveries, including the Comstock Lode in Nevada in 1859, further drove rapid population growth. With hordes of fortune seekers streaming through the city, lawlessness was common, and the Barbary Coast section of town gained notoriety as a haven for criminals, entrepreneurs sought to capitalize on the wealth generated by the Gold Rush