Here’s what I learned at the TechCrunch party
- LinkedIn receives up to $75 CPM and has annual revenue “Close to Facebook.” Me: “so like 300-350 million?” Him: “uh yeah close to Facebook” (meaning 250-300 million)
- Facebook does in fact value itself around 4 billion (suck it Microsoft)
- Sponsorship booths are a waste of time and money for most companies. Plista founders unanimously agreed they received exponentially more exposure from providing free beer and cute girls to serve it… who’d a thought?
- Julia Allison doesn’t look nearly as good in person but her friends certainly do
- Internship programs can provide a large amount of high quality labor at a relatively low cost to businesses of any size. Only one of the current TechCrunch interns is not from Stanford or an Ivy League University (University of Florida)
- Mixx is cool and so is its founder Chris McGill. I’ve been on Mixx for almost a year and like it because it’s incredibly easy to interact with other members. Turns out that was one of the 3 key components Chris had in mind when building the site (also to provide a more personalized/targeted news experience and incorporate a Digg like user voting system)