Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
Glenn Reynolds: "When [R&B singer Sam] Moore applied for his pension, he was told that he had benefits coming to him. What a relief, he thought. Then he got the bad news. AFTRA was all set to pay him a whopping $67 a month. This is the same AFTRA that now boasts a $1.2 billion [...]
Venture Reporter: "Paid search listing provider Overture has started advertising its services on rival Google’s website, reports WSJ.com. Overture has bought ads on some search terms relating to the word "ad," as well as the names of some of its competitors, such as Looksmart and FindWhat." Excellent! When I saw Google advertise its own system [...]
ComputerWorld: "Scott Studham, group leader of the molecular science computing facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratories in Seattle, finished replacing a 20TB tape archiving system with servers that use parallel ATA drives last week. "It’s disk speed at tape cost," he said." PC tech continues its relentless commoditization push, a [...]
Check out French web sites, where the latest fashion is to pop-under whole web sites (e.g. Fnac.com sometimes pops under Le Monde). One can’t become more desperate than that, and this comment is worth for both the publisher and the advertiser.
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.