Live Software — I'm at a Microsoft press event in San Francisco to introduce the concept of "Live Software." The big takeaway: Microsoft is fully engaged with thinking about what I've called "Web 2.0." They are focused on the internet as the platform, on software as a service …
It's A-Live! — First of all, I'm not writing to slam Windows Live and Office Live - I don't spend 100% of my time here channeling H. L. Mencken for the modern age. I have hope and interest in the new live offerings, and I hope time will help bring focus on to what new markets (and money!) these offerings will produce.
Microsoft: I speak Web 2.0 — If you lived in Manhattan, then you are all too familiar with the comical sight of a 40-year-old man squiring a 20 something "IT" girl. — The latest in footwear from Italy, a shiny new car (possibly paid for by an advance on the 401K plan) …
Windows Live - More than an AJAX Desktop — I blogged my raw, unedited notes from the Microsoft press meeting today real time on CrunchNotes. One of the two major announcements was Windows Live (best viewed on IE of course). Office Live was also announced, which I will be writing about later tonight.
Scott is confused by "Live" — Scott Hanselman, one of our best customers, is confused by Windows Live. — Shhh, Scott, don't tell anyone, but this isn't about just the portal. And if anyone at Microsoft thinks it is I'm gonna come and kick them in the rear. — It's about a new advertising platform.
Yahoo Marketing Yahoo Search in its Google Results — Yahoo Marketing Yahoo Search in its Google Results — Yahoo is testing a clever marketing tactic in its search results outside of the United States. If you search for "google" on Yahoo Australia & NZ, then Yahoo will serve a …
Hand-coded shortcuts on Yahoo — We talked earlier about some of the issues with Yahoo hand-coding shortcuts for queries, and the difficulty of knowing if money was involved. Now Loren points out Yahoo has hard-coded some special behavior for the query [google].
Sony Raids Hacker Playbook — New research from Mark Russinovich over at Sysinternals (the company I've blogged about before as the source a ton of excellent and free software utilities) indicates that Sony BMG has configured some of its music CDs to install antipiracy software …
Google: Thinking about the future of TV ads — The New York Times published an interesting article yesterday that gives some insight into how Google operates and what may be coming in the advertising arena. I was particularly intrigued by the mention of television ads …
Consumer Spending For Web Content Nears $1 Billion — LED BY A SURGE IN entertainment spending, U.S. consumers shelled out $987 million for online content during the first half of this year, marking a 16 percent increase from the first half of 2004, according to a report issued Monday by the Online Publishers Association.
Broadway Joe Was A Blogger — In 1965, immediately after the Alabama football team lost a squeaker in the Orange Bowl, the cocky owner of the professional New York Jets signed the cockier yet 'Bama quarterback, Joe Namath to a contract. Do you remember the terms? It was shocking —
Following the Search Engine Referral Money Trail — Now that the month of October is over and my AdSense numbers are complete, I figured it was time for a slightly more detailed follow-up to my October Web Search Referral Statistics post from a couple weeks ago.
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