Jun 182008
 

It’s been a few days since Microsoft reportedly walked away for good from discussions with Yahoo, and the vitriol being hurled at Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang is really something to behold. There certainly are facts to back it up, but the uniformity of the conventional wisdom and the level of anger puzzles me. Some of [...]

Jun 032008
 

Fierce competition is back on the web browser front. After Microsoft crushed the Netscape challenge in the mid to late 90′s, Microsoft Explorer cruised for years as the overwhelming leader in the web browser market. It still is, with approximately 75% market share. But out of the Netscape defeat rose the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit [...]

Mar 252008
 

Earlier this month Newsweek ran an interesting story about the resurgence of an old debate — if/how content should be edited on the Internet. The viewpoint that venerates the wisdom of crowds and the individual blogger/YouTube poster has¬†seemed dominant lately, but is there now a movement back to “professional” content vetted by experts? I say [...]