Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
JOHO – December 18, 2000 The latest JOHO has, among others, thoughts on the "peer-to-peer future of document management."
Content vs Connectivity "We must allow for a marketplace by preventing players with interests opposed to connectivity from controlling connectivity. It is a dramatic case of conflict of interest and antitrust violation. We cannot afford to tolerate such behavior. It is allowed and abetted by accepting the self-serving fallacies of the existing players. We must [...]
Netdocs: Microsoft’s .Net poster child? "According to sources, Netdocs is a single, integrated application that will include a full suite of functions, including e-mail, personal information management, document-authoring tools, digital-media management, and instant messaging. Microsoft will make Netdocs available only as a hosted service over the Internet, not as a shrink-wrapped application or software that’s [...]
Yahoo takes French ruling to a U.S. court ""What we’re asking a judge to do is to look at the order from France and determine whether it is valid here in the U.S.," said Greg Wrenn, associate general counsel international for Yahoo. "What we hope his answer would be is that it interferes with constitutionality [...]
Amazon Spin Machine Has Investors Spinning Their Wheels "Forget profitability for the time being. All analysts want for Christmas from Amazon.com are more financial details and less PR spin."
Pivia (random stealth startup of the day) "The biggest product issues facing websites today are improving Quality of Services (a.k.a. "speed") and providing a more personalized and relevant user experience. Until now pushing the boundary along one of these dimensions meant compromising on the other. Pivia is focused on solving this speed versus personalization conundrum." [...]
Check out these interactive maps. How come I didn’t find this sooner? Now make each link carry its meaning (ie. the nature of the relationship between two companies) and this will be the stuff of my dreams. 02/09/01 update: see also CompanyClique. 05/10/01 update: NameBase does social network diagrams through proximity searches. 07/13/01 update: TouchGraph, [...]
Mercury Center: "The losers in the debacle of 2000 are part of the capitalist system. So are the winners, who made their money from greater fools. In a world where shame still had meaning, the participants in that cynical gravy chain would contemplate the carnage they helped engineer. They might even hint at regret. I’m [...]
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.