Archive for December 2005

Where are all of the E-Commerce Mashups? (Updated)

TweetWhether you like the terms “web 2.0” or “mashup” at all, it’s tough to argue that themes underlying these concepts were not a big story this year. Something that has been lurking at the back of my mind, however, is why so much of this energy has been focused on content as opposed to commerce. […]

Seven Predictions for 2006

TweetIt is the time of year for predictions. I have seven predictions, ranked in descending order of confidence, that I would like to throw out for consideration. I will have a separate post reviewing last year’s predictions and perhaps a separate post on M&A combinations that might occur. 1. Windows finally makes real headway in […]

Yahoo Mail Beta Review (1 of 2)

TweetI have finally had enough experience using the new Yahoo! Mail Beta to be able to post my initial thoughts. Overall, I think it is a very good email product and the best one I have used since I got into the Gmail beta awhile back. For people who were Oddpost users before, I am […]

Moving my Feeds

TweetI am moving most of my feeds over to Feedburner today. Let me know if you have any problems getting access to my old RSS/ATOM feeds. Tweet

More on Doostang

TweetI wrote a very short blurb on Doostang awhile back. For those of you who are not familiar with Doostang, it has been profiled on TechCrunch and here. In a nutshell, Doostang is a very cool website that allows you to post jobs that you think might be of interest to people in your network. […]


Tweet In the interest of fair disclosure, I need to admit that I have a personal relationship with several of the people involved with this venture. Now that I have that out of the way, I can talk a bit more about this service. About two weeks ago I saw a demo of the Cellfire […]

Interested in Wink?

TweetI have 5 remaining invites to the Wink beta. I started using it last night and think it’s interesting for those with an interest in tagging. If you would like an invite, you can email me and I would be happy to provide you with an invite if you get to me in time. I […]

Thanks, Yahoo!

TweetAfter my last post complaining about how I could not get access to the Y! mail beta, I was contacted and given access to the product. I have to say that it is one of the most thoughtful products I have used in quite some time — I will post a more complete review once […]


TweetFrom time to time I still hear people asking if the mobile gaming opportunity is real and when EA plans to really put their stake in the ground and move into this space aggressively. Well, it looks like today is the day, with EA announcing a $680 million acquisition of JAMDAT. I am including a […]

Paying for Yahoo! Mail Plus

TweetI would like to add myself to the list of Yahoo! Mail Plus users who are eagerly awaiting an opportunity to beta test the new functionality available to beta testers. I knew I should have plunked down some money for an Oddpost account when I had the chance. As much as I love Thunderbird (and […]