Lunch with LoveSac Founder Shawn Nelson

So I met Shawn a couple months ago at a rural economic development
summit put on by Senator Bennett. Both of us were breakout speakers. We
decided then to get together for lunch sometime.

Monday I drove to the LoveSac world headquarters. After a few minutes,
Shawn limped out. He told me he tore his ACL wakeboarding and had
recently had surgery. So here\’s one of my most embarrassing moments
ever: I asked him how they got him down from the mountain.

He looked at my kind of funny and said, \”I was wakeboarding.\” Duh.

It doesn\’t get any worse than that. What was I thinking?!?

Yahoo Buys Flickr; IAC Buys Ask Jeeves

Jerry Yang announced Yahoo\’s acquisition of Flickr and Barry Diller\’s IAC pays $1.8 billion for AskJeeves. IAC also launched Gifts.com, which combined with AskJeeves gets IAC quickly into the ecommerce and comparison shopping space. The Gifts.com backend database could easily be used to launch a Froogle or Shopping.com-like service as well.