Archive for April, 2001

Xythos raises $6.3 million "Xythos Software, Inc, today announced that it received $6.3 million from IDG Ventures, Softbank Venture Capital and other investors. Both IDG and Softbank contributed $3 million each. Xythos develops sever-based file management software that provides secure file storage and sharing functions over the Web, leveraging businesses’ existing storage network infrastructures."

Where Are The XML Apps We Can See And Touch? "Nobody’s more jazzed than me about Web services. But let’s not forget that people need to engage with those services. The first-generation Web did forget that. What was intended to be a collaborative medium turned into something more like television, and reduced people to sets […]

Review: Groove’s collaborative peer-to-peer software still immature "To some degree, Groove lives up to those promises. But the software, whose first version was released earlier this month, needs work. The Groove we experienced is mostly about the future, not the present. Groove craves computers and Internet connections superior to today’s standards. It is expandable, adaptable, […] "[P]ointers and commentary about the demise of free web sites and services, the efforts to switch to subscription or other models, and related issues." My many faithful readers (ahahah) know that I’m interested in this topic, so I joined this collablog launched by Evan Williams.

Got 15 minutes? You’ve heard about the ArsDigita mess. Philip Greenspun has a detailed account. As Dave Winer suggests, let’s hear the story from the VCs. 07/12/01 update: settled off court, "a result of the settlement, Greenspun has resigned from ArsDigita’s Board of Directors and will exercise no ongoing management or stockholder control."

Amazon Squeaks Past Its Own Estimates "For the first time, Amazon broke out the revenues from what it calls its "service" business, partnerships it has signed with Toys ‘R’ Us, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and other companies. While revenues in the service business were a modest $42 million, they accounted for $4 million in pro forma operating […]

802.11b Networking News I’m considering buying a notebook and connect it to the home office LAN through a WiFi connection, as more affordable products hit the market. Update: this blog pointed me to a must-read: Can You Kiss 3G Goodbye — and Still Make a Buck?. 04/30/01 update: Future Imperfect, another thougtful piece that doesn’t […]

The Redmond Menace A wrap-up of where Microsoft is today by The Standard. 05/27/01 update: Microsoft: How It Became Stronger Than Ever. 06/05/01 update: The Beast Is Back. 06/09/01 update: Microsoft Rolls On, and Over, the Media.

MusicCity blocks WinMX – you can use Napigator instead Here’s why WinMX wouldn’t connect to the Music City OpenNap servers: Music City is launching its own closed system called Morpheus. To stick to WinMX, download Napigator, launch the Standalone program, export the server list to winmx format, and drag&drop the file on your WinMX icon.

MSN MoneyCentral and merge "Microsoft and NBC will merge MSN MoneyCentral and into a single personal finance destination. The new site, CNBC MoneyCentral, will debut this summer exclusively right here on MSN." GE and Microsoft, the two largest market caps, apparently liked MSNBC enough to merge their financial sites too. Update: The Standard: […]

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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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