Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
Speed Is Life "The former head of Lycos defends his portal strategy, diagnoses Yahoo!’s ailments, and encourages entrepreneurs to look over their shoulders — to study history with a vengeance." I’m not sure Terra Lycos is an example of a successful multi-brand company, with the once hot stuff they let die, from HotBot to Hotwired [...]
InternetWeek: "Then there’s another very daunting obstacle: Getting people to understand the value of peer-to-peer technology. Right now, it’s in its very early stages, catering to early adopters. For peer-to-peer to take off in big corporations, companies like Groove will need to prove to IT managers that the new technology won’t wreak total havoc. And [...]
Yahoo: "The Internet Commerce Group, consisting of Ticketmaster.com, HSN.com, Hotel Reservations Network and Match.com, generated $39 million EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, debt and appreciation) on $182 million in revenue during the first quarter, an 89 percent jump in revenue over last year. Based on those numbers and projections that have been adjusted to take [...]
Boeing advances plans for Net-friendly skies "Boeing has high hopes for the Connexion service, which is targeted squarely at business users willing to pay for a useful service. "What we promise corporate America," Carson said, "is increased productivity." He projects revenue of $5 billion a year for Boeing by the end of the decade." 05/14/01 [...]
Jeeves Hitches a Ride A detailed view of one of the many companies that switched focus from B2C to B2B. 05/30/01 update: Into the Enterprise We Go: Web Search Technology Companies Seek Stable Revenues in Corporate Sector. 08/03/01 update: I just found this relevant column by Moreover’s Nick Denton.
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.