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Twitter followers are worthless, or worth a lot less than you might think

How do you determine what something is worth? Generally speaking, the answer is that something is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. This comes up when trying to evaluate the value of companies, but it can also come up when trying to evaluate the value of something that is conceptually new. For example, years ago companies popped up that created an economy around the hyperlink. Today...

Squadcast 10 - Searching for the future

Can you believe the Squadcast is now on episode 10? Well, we're excited anyway. This week Grant and Christina discuss the future of web search, specifically social search. Christina chats up Jason Calacanis from Mahalo to get the inside scoop on social search and its benefits over traditional methods. The Squadcast's "The Five" takes a look at five of Download Squad's favorite social search tools...

Mahalo takes human powered search to social extreme

True social powered search arrives today. Mahalo is beefing up its human-powered search engine by letting users submit additional links directly to any of the site's 26,000 human edited search pages. Mahalo founder Jason Calacanis is announcing the new social link submission network today at the Le Web 3 conference. If Mahalo can attract the right user base, the human-powered search engine could...

The Squadcast - Episode #3

Christina and I celebrate all the things we have to be thankful for by talking Vista, Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales and Mahalo while roasting frozen turkey dinners. This week's episode features music by Binärpilot....

Om Malik brings Calacanis and Rose together for a rare photo-op

It's no secret that Jason Calacanis -- founder and former head-hancho of Weblogs, Inc. -- and Kevin Rose -- that Digg kid -- have a mild feud between them. After Calacanis re-launched Netscape.com as a competing social news portal, albeit with a different target market, Rose and Calacanis fought publicly on their respective blogs in the public eye. Valleywag reports on a not-quite tearful reunion...

Is there really that kinda money in search engines?

It's no secret that we've got a soft spot right in the middle of our chest for Mahalo. The company's founder, Jason Calacanis, also founded Weblogs, Inc and, having worked under his absolutely boundless energy, we can say first-hand that he's a force to be reckoned with. Apparently the New York times thinks so as well. The Sunday edition of the New York Times included this great article on the...

Calacanis launches human based search engine, Mahalo

Jason Calacanis, the man behind the Weblogs Inc empire, (that this blog is a part of) has officially announced his latest project, Mahalo, and its main goal is to help people - a lot. Jason has kept a great number of people itching to know what he's been working on during his Entrepreneur in Action at Sequoia Capital and the news was dropped today at the Wall Street Journal's D conference. ...