Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
Jason Kottke leads rigging of Yahoo most popular photos Trying to take an unremarkable photograph (ie. no big breasts) to popularity heights.
Predicting the Death of the Internet "But first the Net needs to evolve and users need to move beyond their Web-only thinking, says Forrester. Today’s wimpy Web is like early television programming, which was just radio with a picture of an announcer, the report’s author, Forrester Research Director Carl D. Howe, says in a statement. [...]
A Front-Row Seat as Amazon Gets Serious "Amazon agreed to a request by Money & Business for a close look at the steps the company was taking to become profitable. The company invited a reporter to spend three days observing a half-dozen meetings on inventory management, marketing, pricing and customer service." Disclosure: I won’t remind [...]
Amazon targets Canada for book invasion "Armed with a major market research study that landed just two weeks ago, Amazon is sharpening its competitive approach in Canada. On deck are a slew of changes aimed at bolstering the appeal of Amazon.com, although foreign ownership restrictions keep the company from launching its death star strategy: An [...]
Peer to Peer to Getting Paid "People don’t buy architectures, they buy answers to their problems," said Neal Goldman, research director at The Yankee Group. "You will see more of a trend toward solving business problems rather than lumping these file-trading services all together into an artificial category."
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.