It 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 […]
I 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. […]
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 service, […]
From 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 […]
I have been too busy to actually install and play around with the Microsoft OneCare Beta. I have heard that it is a reasonably good product and I am inclined to believe that it is. Most of the reviews I have read are what I would expect for a beta product; there are some nagging […]
I have been playing with a lot of the new calendar programs out there — CalendarHub, Trumba, and Planzo — and I find them all to be pretty cool. They all have subtle differences and I am slightly partial to Planzo over the other two. However, playing with all of these calendaring applications has made […]
It has been so long since I had a chance to blog. I know that this has already been covered in other circles, but I have been chewing on this well-written piece that BusinessWeek did on Google vs. VCs. The basic premise of this piece is that Google (and to a lesser extent Yahoo!) are […]
When the next set of Internet business histories gets published, I think that a lot of people are going to look at the time period between 2000 and 2005 and conclude that it was a really important time for the development of Internet businesses. Yahoo! successfully re-established its cool and remade itself as a media company. Google emerged as a powerhouse. AskJeeves somehow made itself relevant again. eBay just kept growing and growing. And AOL continued to slide. Who’s missing from this account? Microsoft.
First blog post in a really long time. It seems that every blogger in the free world has already weighed in on the Skype-eBay deal, so I figured I might as well pitch in my two cents as well. I am more “for” than “against” this merger. Just a few thoughts:
I found this article while browsing for interesting commentary on the management transition on Tivo (thanks to PaidContent for the pointer). The article basically talks about the division between the Board and CEO regarding the direction of TiVo. I am a TiVo customer and fan and must say that I find the outgoing CEO’s logic to be the more compelling case.