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It’s maybe a coincidence, but I posted an entry on August 13th that was already in Google just a day after. Update: Lawrence Lee emailed me more anectodal evidence: "Please put me on your do-not-call list" fetches Joel Spolsky’s article from August 13. It certainly would fit with what Eric Schmidt recently said. As a [...]
TechReview: "Collaboration Central – Will your future online work be driven by your company’s Zaplet server or your own Groove-based PC?" See also comments from Mark Pilgrim and Userland’s John Robb.
CNet: "The Microsoft Investor Connection Program is designed for companies building products and services that Microsoft believes will help promote .Net. The program offers venture capital firms a way to partner with Microsoft by providing access to .Net and XML Web Service-related technology, services and products for the companies in their portfolios."
Wired: "A new generation of scrappy search engines is emerging to challenge the dominance of mighty Google." I don’t think I ever head of WiseNut before. I’m not sure these new sites make enough of a difference to displace Google as everybody’s search engine of choice.
ZDnet: "Helios, an aircraft resembling a giant wing, was built with funding and research help from NASA, and has flown successfully. Backers claim its transmission services will be far cheaper than satellites and more efficient than wireless towers."
ComputerWorld: "Real estate and hotel giant Cendant Corp. has agreed to buy Cheap Tickets, a travel agency with the fifth-largest sales on the Internet, for $425 million in cash. [...] Cheap Tickets, a 15-year-old travel agency based in Honolulu, generates 40% of its gross bookings online and the remainder through its toll-free number and 12 [...]
: "BUY.COM, the stricken US internet retailer which was worth nearly $5bn at the height of the internet boom, is being sold to its founder, Scott Blum, for just $23m. The company has agreed a bid from Mr Blum, who has offered just 17 cents a share for the beleaguered firm."
In: fun13 Aug 2001
OK, so even the NYT is mentioning this video. It was filmed during an introduction MGS (Microsoft Global Summit) session 4 years ago if I remember correctly. MGS (a friend still at Microsoft told me they changed the name to MGB) is their annual sales and marketing convention. Ballmer can get frantic (and that’s something [...]
Web Services Architect: "Organizations are, however, in different stages of the Web Services implementation phase – many organizations are awaiting other organizations
Forbes: "As of June 30, an estimated 4.6 million, or 20%, of AOL’s 23.5 million U.S. subscribers weren’t paying. That’s nearly equal to the 4.9 million signed since March 2000."
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