Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
I didn’t expect to see someone coming from the same business school as I (ESSCA, Angers, France) to become a Ph.D. student at UCB and a research associate at the PARC. But the world is small, and being involved in online communication tools is not that unique. One of the other five or so French [...]
Work at UC Berkeley that reminds me of Netscan by Microsoft Research: "Conversation Map is a newsgroup browser that is designed to make it easier for participants to understand and reflect on very large-scale conversations like large, electronic-mail lists or busy, Usenet newsgroups."
New Architect: "For years, I’ve used Amazon.com as a research tool. I can quickly look up the ISBN number for a book, find its publisher, find all of the books that an author has written, track the recent increase in popularity on resume-polishing manuals, and chart the dramatic fall in computer book sales. The Amazon [...]
lawmeme.org: "On February 17th, Vivendi sent a cease and desist letter to the ISP hosting the bnetd project (which had developed a Battle.net emulator) for alleged copyright infringement of Blizzard’s games as well as violations of section 1201 of the DMCA." Executive summary: fuck Blizzard and its owner Vivendi Universal Considering that: I bought Diablo [...]
Yahoo job listing: "Your primary goals will be to develop and execute a yield management methodology for Yahoo
Excellent NYT article about the future of music now that there’s plenty of it available in digital format.
Going paperless: firms pushing customers toward e-statements: "San Francisco E*Trade customer Kevin Mitchell is buying a home and said the lender, Bank of America, required original statements to prove some of his assets. “They don’t want to see some printout from my e-mail,” Mitchell said. A Bank of America spokesman said the bank will accept [...]
NewsKnowledge: "NewsKnowledge is a simple, quick and affordable way to purchase highly-targeted headline feeds. With our headline feeds you will receive up-to-the minute headlines right from all kind of websites all over the world. This is perfectely suited for everyone, not wanting to spend a fortune for full-text news. The more money you save with [...]
John Hiler writes another great article on how flow grew to his previous piece about Google Bombs. Related: Jon Udell on human supernodes, Valdis Krebs on social network analysis.
Themis Group: "Founded in 2001, The Themis Group is the industry
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.