And now, News — We're taking Google News out of beta! When we launched the English-language edition in September 2002, we entered untested waters with a grand experiment in news browsing - using computers to organize the world's news in real time and providing a bird's eye view of what's being reported on virtually any topic.
Bye Bye Beta: Google News is a Beta No More — And you thought that Google News would always be in beta. (-: Well, that's no longer the case. As of today, approximently 1219 days (29,256 hours) after the Google News that we know today launched in beta, Google has gone ahead and removed …
Say Tello For Presence — Jeff Pulver, wireless pioneer Craig McCaw, telecom banker Michael Price and former Apple CEO John Sculley have teamed together in a new VoIP focussed start-up called Tello, based in San Mateo, California. Doug Renert, a former executive at Oracle Corp heads up the start-up.
Supreme Court rejects BlackBerry patent appeal — Since its introduction in 1999, the BlackBerry has revolutionized communications, allowing business travelers and government employees to send and receive e-mail outside their offices and away from their stationery computers.
The Search Is Over: Google Wins in 2005 — Global: Google Tops Ranking (view results) — In 2005's results, Google took the lead from Apple in what is shaping up to be a back and forth contest through the years for these two innovative tech companies. Each year one out-does the other, and this time it is Google's turn to shine.
Monday morning catchup in Silicon Valley; lot's happening — Google to miss Q4 earnings? Notable analysis here by a Yahoo employee, Amr Awadallah, who we know from several meetings over the years, about why Google will miss earnings expectations. Google recently increased the font size of the right search ads.
What's Holding Back Corporate Blogging? — Why did the much-predicted 2005 stampede by corporate America into the blogosphere fail to materialize? — The number of Fortune 500 companies with strategic public blogging initiatives, after all, is still quite small — somewhere between 3-4%, depending on how you figure it.
Yahoo Answers to integrate YPN for contributors — Yahoo Answer accounts have something new in the control panel, namely a section for contributors to include their YPN login information, which is currently labelled as coming soon. You need to signup for Yahoo Answers, which is currently in beta …
Pay Attention — Last Friday I dropped in on a meeting at Root Markets, a New York City-based company I wrote about earlier that helps you record and analyze your clickstream. It was an interesting crowd of beta users, bloggers and advisors, including Amazon's former chief scientist Andreas Weigand …
Advertising Is Obsolete. Everyone Says So. — AS advertising conferences go, the take-home message at the Word-of-Mouth Marketing Association meeting was a little unusual: Don't advertise. — But at the conference, held here last Thursday and Friday, more than 450 advertising …
The Long Snout — Chris Anderson famously named the long tail— the idea that in the internet era, success belongs to companies that can address the end of the demand curve that is populated by millions of low-volume products, rather than a small number of high-volume products.
Internet: Freedom or Privilege? — [I wrote this as an Op-Ed or Letter to the Editor, but why wait for a gatekeeper who is laboring under the influence of scarce column inches? — David I] — The battle for Internet freedom has been joined. Recently a Google spokesman responded …
The Tale of the Beached XBox — Ladies and Gentlemen, look what the wild and uncontrolled urbanization of our nation's shores hath wrought! Every day millions—or one or two—XBoxes wash up onto our beaches where they die an excruciating and horrible death.
Just Linking Around... *** Some academics are finally saying what we've all known for a long time: The 1990-2002 U.S. venture capital market was driven more by fund-size supply than by entrepreneurial demand beginning in the early 1990s. Why? Because pension funds clouded the market with limited partner commitments.
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