TDI Episode 43: Inside MSN Money and The Facebook Factor

February 3, 2008

Special Guest: Chris Jolley, MSN Money Senior Manager. $180 prize giveaway. MSN Money and discussion of where they are going. Andrew begins with a discussion of the Microsoft and YAHOO! deal and the real reasons for the move. Then we go in depth into the MSN Money site and what it has to offer.

Chris Jolley is a 12 year – veteran of Microsoft Corporation, having served in a number of business and marketing capacities. Currently, as the business leader for Microsoft’s Financial Products Group, Chris Jolley is responsible for defining and executing the marketing strategy for Microsoft’s consumer finance products, including MSN Money and Microsoft Money software. In this role, Jolley oversees the distribution, sales, public relations, and advertising of the products, as well as industry partnership efforts.MS Money Logo

Chris JolleyDuring Jolley’s tenure with the Financial Products Group, the MSN Money site has grown from 2 million visitors a month to over 13 million and the Microsoft Money software has evolved to include unprecedented Web integration, marking a new era in automation for online financial activities.

He has been a speaker and moderator at numerous financial conferences, including American Banker’s EBPP andZune Subscribe Account Aggregation conferences, Spring Internet World and NetFinance, and has become a recognized industry expert discussing trends and issues in the online finance space.

Jolley joined Microsoft in 1995. Prior to re-joining the financial products group, he focused on partnership marketing, distribution and fulfillment for the MSN Internet Access business, direct marketing for Microsoft’s consumer annuity programs and leading the merchandising teams for MSN Shopping and Windows Live.

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TDI Episode 41: UPDATE – Exploding the Economy with Gas !

January 22, 2008

Guest: John C. Dvorak. Exploding the Economy with GAS! Recession coming? Are we seeing the projected 2009 crash much earlier than is expected? Andrew is still bearish in the face of the uncertainty and the inability of the Fed or Washington to come up with a cogent plan to help stave of what is shaping up to be a prolonged market slump and eventual recession.

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John C. Dvorak shares some of his thoughts on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2008. He still has a concern about Intel (INTC) and AMD (AMD). We discuss the effects of mergers and acquisitions and the indigestion issue. The forward view for the technology sector is also explored.

Andrew shares a crazy idea of how to stimulate the economy by creating a stimulus package through rebates at the gas pump. While there are many holes in this idea, it could help to pad consumer’s pockets immediately and help to bring new money to the economy. Waiting to fund the problem until April is stupid. We need to see an explosive move NOW!

John also discusses his recent MarketWatch article concerning the MYSQL acquisition and how it seems to be an error on the part of Sun Microsystems (JAVA).iTunes Subscribe

Lots and lots to chew on in Episode 41…Listen through iTunes and subscribe to make sure you get future episodes.

Coming up on future episodes are the founders of Covestor and then we have scheduled Chris Jolley from MSN Money who will share with us all of the important features that MSN Money has to offer.

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