Archive for January, 2001

Crediting sources with RadioUserland (Desktop Edition) "[…] I added a feature that made credit-giving and flow-sharing automatic. Now when you blog something, the source information goes along with the link and is included in the RSS output."

Start-up eyes Microsoft’s crown "A start-up led by members of Microsoft’s former high command hopes to solve key problems that have held up delivery of software applications over the Web." I don’t like CNet and their misleading headlines, but you might want to look at their redesign (it’s the season.) 02/15/02 update: Start-ups may get […]

FreeDrive Pulls Plug on Free Storage to Battle Pirates These guys must have had ugly bandwidth bills.

anil dash: Blogger Pro speculation A tentative list of features and a poll on pricing (I’m willing to pay up to $10 a month if I can use it on several blogs.) 02/15/02 update: it took about a year, but here we are.

California power shortage to hit independent French webmaster How do you like my headline style? Here’s what I got in my mailbox, having registered as a CNet affiliate in the past: "As many of you are aware, the state of California is experiencing a shortage in available power. As a precautionary measure, we are switching […]

The Amazon Queen: Will Morgan Stanley

eBay Stands Tall "The world’s number-one auction site appears to have strengthened its position during the fourth quarter. Revenue and earnings came in ahead of expectations, margins kept growing, and registered users topped the 20 million mark. Meanwhile, rival Yahoo!’s move to initiate listing fees appears to have given eBay room to boost its own […]

Vividence – Accenture Alliance "Accenture, formerly known as Andersen Consulting, and Vividence Corporation, the leader in Customer Experience Management (CEM) products and services, today announced an alliance aimed at helping businesses better understand and respond to customers’ expectations and experiences online." I’ve been an online tester for Vividence three times, their browser-based process is worthwile. […]

"Decline and Fall?"

LookSmart inks directory deal with Amazon "Under the deal, LookSmart will develop "Subsite Listings" that will let people search Amazon product categories such as books, music, videos and DVDs as well as its consumer electronics and software products stores. Consumers who type in a keyword to search for a product will be provided with a […]

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I'm CEO of an online/mobile trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We strive to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is noisier by the day.

This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, publishing, software, and more. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that better stood the test of time.



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