Author Archives: MPH
What happened in 2012? My wife and I had our first child. I can’t make up my mind on if these past nine months have been the longest or quickest of my life. Either way, they have been the most rewarding. Visited Albania, where my daughter’s great-grandmothers were both able to meet her. That was … Continue reading
Big milestone for the PeekYou team today, as we announced the launch of PeekAnalytics. Here’s how we describe the company: PeekAnalytics delivers enterprise-class Twitter analytics that help marketers understand their social consumers. By identifying where Twitter users exist elsewhere on the Web, PeekAnalytics offers an unparalleled level of demographic and psychographic insights from consumer data … Continue reading
For the past nine months, Kejda and I (but mostly Kejda) have been working on a new start-up venture. Even though we just launched today, we’re already experiencing a positive ROI. We’re in this one for the long-term but we definitely expect rapid growth. Her name is Rosamund Louise Hussey and after we pulled an … Continue reading
In May, we celebrated PeekYou becoming a top-500 US website. We said we’d throw another party when we hit the top-250….and we just crossed that threshhold this month. In five months, we’ve halved the Quantcast rank and doubled our office space. Additionally, we successfully launched into beta our first B2B offering, PeekAnalytics. All-in-all, it has … Continue reading
I covered what I could in two minutes…which isn’t a whole lot. The data for this report came out of our development work for the upcoming PeekAnalytics.
Kejda and I recently returned from ten days in Costa Rica. For the majority of the trip, we stayed at a resort named Rancho Pacifico, in the coastal town of Uvita. While Kejda was not a fan of the capital city of San Jose, just about everything at Rancho Pacifico was awesome. Here some of … Continue reading
Andrew Keen interviewing me on May 23, 2011, backstage at Techcrunch Disrupt. Questions Andrew asks: 1) What does PeekYou do? 2) What’s different about a web indexed around people rather than today’s Web or yesterday’s Web? 3) So it’s a more effective or more sophisticated Google search? 4) How does your platform fit into the … Continue reading
Last night, our team celebrated the ascension of PeekYou into the ranks of the top-500 US websites (according to Quantcast.com). Many fellow startup entrepreneurs, partners, advisors, investors and members of the press turned out for the event. The most common and gratifying compliment I heard from the attendees was in reference to just how nice … Continue reading
A few months ago, Kejda and I were perusing Dewolfe and Wood’s bargain book bin. We came across a gem of a book –
Our office is in an old fashion district building at the edge of Hell’s Kitchen (West 37th St). In the back of our building, a fire escape opens up to what has to be a uniquely New York City vista. This photo was taken on the 6th floor, between 37th and 38th St, looking from … Continue reading
Kejda and I just returned from Albania, where we spent two weeks visiting her family and touring the southern half of the country. We keep a separate blog dedicated to our Albanian trips, where we’ll soon describe our daily activities in greater depth. For my birthday, I bought myself a Gigapan robot it is safe … Continue reading
Today we submitted an extensive utility patent with the goal of securing many of the database and web technologies we are pioneering at PeekYou. It has been a privilege over this past year to work with the excellent team at Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen. I’m very excited about the next stage of our company … Continue reading
For the most part, I try to keep my atheism and libertarianism private, as most people are rightly sensitive about religion and politics. While I hold strong views on the role of the State and am averse to mysticism of all stripes, I get along with people from all walks of life. My best friends … Continue reading
Good news. Patrick Nagle and I have agreed to partner up to re-focus and build RateMyTeachers.com. Patrick is well known for buying RateMyProfessors.com, improving it, and selling it to Viacom/MTVu. He is also the creator of Swooks (originally Switch Textbooks), a used textbook swap and sell service. Stay tuned, for good things to come.
Kejda and I were married today in a small ceremony at my sister’s house. by lucillehussey
An ode to the sad life of Hillary Clinton backed by the famous Abba song, The Winner Takes It All. The judges will decide The likes of me abide Spectators of the show Always staying low The game is on again A lover or a friend A big thing or a small The winner takes … Continue reading
I enjoyed this interview with Alt Search Engines.
Is there a website he hasn’t joined? Look at this.
Early this morning (after a couple of all-nighters), we launched the latest PeekYou product – a Google search that displays the owners of the websites directly next to the search results (or the people referenced within them). The search results are generated with Google’s Custom Search engine — so you get the same exact results … Continue reading
I recently won first place on an AltSearchEngines essay competition. Charles Knight asked readers of his new blog to contribute ideas on how alternative search engines can increase their collective market share. Here is my entry. —- Google and Yahoo currently have a stranglehold (75%) on the search market for one simple reason – for … Continue reading
Do not believe the excuses put forward by the teacher unions — demanding that internet censors protect teachers from cyber-bullying? RateMyTeachers is at the forefront of protecting teachers online by promoting the best and the most effective among them. Since our inception, RateMyTeachers has instituted rating rules to protect teachers from bullying. Any rating that … Continue reading
PeekYou Emerges From Stealth Mode With 50 Million Profiles in Beta, Providing Easy and Efficient People Search Capabilities Tuesday July 17, 12:54 pm ET RateMyTeachers.com Founder Seeks to Meet Growing Demand for Online People Search Via Yahoo: NEW YORK, July 17 /PRNewswire/ — PeekYou.com (www.peekyou.com), an innovative search engine dedicated to finding people online, announced … Continue reading
Tonight, I was interviewed on the Life Online with Bob Parsons (of Godaddy.com) XM Radio business talk show. It was an interesting interview, centered around RateMyTeachers; but I got to talk about a lot of things I do not usually delve into and I really enjoyed it. Listen to the interview here.