Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
NYT: "The major news Web sites were quickly overloaded. Many links to the not-so-major news Web sites stopped working. But more than news, what people all over the world craved in the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attacks was connection to each other, and many of them found that most easily achieved by going online." I [...]
Google Current Events: "If you are looking for news, you will find the most current information on TV or radio. Many online news services are not available, because of extremely high demand. Below are links to news sites, including cached copies as they appeared earlier today." You can search blogger blogs, or read Scripting News [...]
Reuters: "Some 20,000 long-distance calls were being made to the United States every four minutes at 10:00 a.m. EDT compared to 10,000 on a normal day". See also U.S. telecom networks stressed, but operating.
By now I guess you all know about the plane crashes in the US. Most news sites such as MSNBC, ABC or even Liberation in France are down or near-down. CNN switched to barebone html. Everybody is just back to watching TV. Update: Yahoo seems fast as usual. I’m appalled. Update: CNet should come with [...]
Webword 2.0: "You have search needs. You also have unique search patterns. You have ways of looking for information that are very interesting and personal. Where are the tools that help you search? You are probably thinking of search engines, like Google. But search engines are server based. Why not bring the power of the [...]
Fool.com: "IBM and eBay announced an alliance this morning (yes, yes… a strategic alliance) whereby eBay will use IBM software to upgrade its platform to next-generation technology, and IBM will "significantly" expand its presence on eBay to sell more products on the company’s site. The deal is a shot in the arm for IBM, and [...]
Web Services Architect: "Having missed the boat in the early stages of XML and SOAP development, Sun was shaping up to play the role of a follower, rather than a leader, in the nascent world of Web Services. However, as Java is establishing itself as the natural tool for serious server side development, and there [...]
Eye for Travel: "Under this joint venture, French travellers will be able to book flights, hotels, rail and car rentals on the voyages-sncf.com Web site. The enhanced site will bring together the best of both worlds from two travel industry leaders, combining the popularity of voyages-sncf.com with the technology and expertise of Expedia [...]" This [...]
Line56: "But [Jupiter analyst] Shatsky says what is not happening now is the sort of discovery and collaboration promised by XML-based universal description, discovery and integration (UDDI). "The most exciting vision [of Web services] is dynamically configured business relationships: you provide a service, I dynamically find you and use that service. At 16 percent, what [...]
SalesRankNPrice: "This Web Service can be used to get the Sales Rank and/or price for any book available on Amazon and/or B and N Web sites." I’ve been trying to explain to some people at Amazon that they should turn their associate program into a service, but it’s been tough to get the message through [...]
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.