The 9th annual Guelph Art on the Street event is less then a week away. On Saturday July the 16th from 10am-5pm Quebec street will be closed off, and lined with the 64 artists of various disciplines, from painters, potters, blacksmiths, jewelers, glass blowers, textile artists, photographers and much more. I was lucky enough to be selected to take part in the event this year, you will find me selling some older pieces, as well as a series I have been working on just for the show.
You can view the program, as well as a map here .
Dave’s done some research on the relative pricing of Facebook advertisements:
We’re helping more and more of our clients into Facebook advertising, so it’s interesting to understand more about demographic targeting. We’re always curious about the cost and conversion rates of a click on social sites versus search.
Around the office we’re pretty excited that Google is rolling out the Microsoft Office/Google Docs integration that they got with DocVerse a handful of months ago. Now you can install a toolbar that syncs your day-to-day life in Microsoft Word with the cloud that IT is always telling you to use.
Multiple people can edit the same document and have their changes synced with each save (hooray for the cloud). But because these changes aren’t reflected in real-time, there’s the potential for conflicts — I could edit a PowerPoint slide to say one thing, and my coworker could put something else on the same slide. Google deals with these conflicts by presenting users with an alert prompting them to choose which version they’d like to save; if they want to go back and switch again later, they can using the document’s version history.
Probably the biggest thing we see companies struggle with is syncing up versions of their documents so that everyone is on the same page [Editor's note: I bet more people struggle with printers... grumble]. The IT landscape is littered with SharePoint installations with sparse out of date content (if you need help making your SharePoint install more user friendly, I know a great little SharePoint team).
We usually recommend either DropBox or Google docs to small companies, so this might end up being one more tool in our standard toolbox.
A hearty congratulations go out to Wavii, the latest startup by a friend of mine, on their funding and amazingly good press:
Time To Meet Wavii, The Super Stealth, Super Awesome Startup Based In…Seattle? … The company has raised $2 million to date from high profile angel investors. Among others, we believe SV Angel, Felicis Ventures, Max Levchin, Mitch Kapor and Fritz Lanman are all current investors.
Adrian’s been telling me nothing useful about this company for a while now, and I look forward to finding out what he hasn’t been talking about.