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 …
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.
WHAT "LIVE" IS — Microsoft rightly launched the Office and Windows Live services with stuff that is available, at least as betas, today. I should say that availability applies to Windows Live. The Office Live services won't enter beta until 2006. It seems pretty clear …
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: 1995 redux? — Today's San Francisco briefing by Bill Gates and Ray Ozzie bears an eerie resemblance to a fateful day almost exactly a decade ago: Dec. 7, 1995. That was the day that Microsoft invited an army of analysts and reporters to Seattle to roll out its plans for mastering the World Wide Web and browsing.
WHAT "LIVE" IS NOT — This afternoon, Microsoft announced two new services brands, Office Live and Windows Live. Together, they represent a major repositioning of MSN, as I predicted in the September JupiterResearch report, "Microsoft's 2006 Product Strategy: What It Means for Partners and Competitors."
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 …
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 …
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.
CIOs actually care about open source — I just heard the most shocking thing. I'm in the first day's closing keynote session at the Open Source Business Conference Boston, and asked the CIO panel a simple question: … I expected them to say that they took a pragmatic approach …
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.
Why I am Blogging About My Skin Cancer — This morning, just hours before boarding a plane for Texas, I learned that I have been diagnosed with skin cancer. I am fortunate. I have basal cell carcinoma, which is the most common and most treatable form of skin cancer. And I caught it early.
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