Sphere has found a home at the prescient AOL, as talked about on their blog, GigaOM, and Techcrunch. Sphere is a great company and the folks who made this happen at AOL will look like rockstars as the team continues to execute on their vision of tying the web together through lateral navigation. Disclosure, as it says on my about page, I was an advisor to Sphere and we’re cousins in the True family.
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So the Toni Schneider who was involved with Sphere is the same Toni who is your CEO? That guy has one hell of a track record, if that’s the case.
you are right matt , sphere is really agood service and brings good stuff and content to each blog following their lead
That’s an interesting concept they have. Making grabbing related content easy…I must check it out. Thanks for the heads up.
I had Sphere on my site, think it’s cool, but it often slowed down my load time too much. I had to remove it.
Yep, same toublemaker.
Matt, this has nothing to do with your post. But I was reading, and my six-year-old son came in and saw the photos at the top of the page. He pointed to the one of you in the cowboy hat, and said, “That’s me! Why is there a picture of me on here?”
He’s a very handsome guy, by the way.
thanks for the kind compliments – we’ve learned most everything we know from you and the awesome Automattic team.
Er…AOL? That AOL?
Ok I re-read the post. Here’s the part that momentarily took me aback:
“Sphere is a great company and the folks who made this happen at AOL will look like rockstars as the team continues to execute on their vision of tying the web together through lateral navigation.”
But..now I get it–the antecedent of “team” is “Sphere,” not “AOL.”
That makes sense, Sphere is a very solid widget maker, I just hope AOL isn’t really as badly screwed as this Fast Company article would have you believe.