Archive for November, 2004

Email replaced by IM/SMS

Fred @ Musings of a VC in NYC refers to a good article on the decline of email usage by the younger generation in Korea, which prefer IM/SMS. "I use email only for receiving cellphone and credit card invoices." says for example 22-year-old office worker Kim in the article.
"The new generation hate agonizing and waiting […]

Osney Media VoIP summary

Useful summary of the conference by James Enck of Daiwa Securities. Especially as I was not able to attend. To key VoIP questions, James says “as an outsider, I was struck by the apparent lack of any real answers among the very bright and hugely experienced audience assembled. That’s not a criticism by any means, […]

Wikipedia Creators Move Into News

After doing much in recent years to revolutionize the way an encyclopedia can be built and maintained, the team behind Wikipedia is attempting to apply its collaborative information-gathering model to journalism. They have just launched Wikinews, albeit in demo version so far. The news site follows a similar set of rules as the encyclopedia, which […]

More on video search

To follow up on my post on the topic (Google TV) few days ago, CNET has an article today on digital video search on what the major players are up to.
Extract: "Google’s effort, until now secret, is arguably the most ambitious of the three. According to sources familiar with the plan, the search giant is […]

Sources of information on VoIP

Jeff Pulver, which has prooved himself as a leading source of information on VoIP, published a list of the best blogs and news stories sites on the topic. Link.

Join the Christmas Resistance Movement !

You know holiday shopping is offensive and wasteful. You know Christmas "wish lists" and "gift exchanges" degrade the concept of giving. You know Christmas marketing is a scam, benefiting manufacturers, stores, and huge corporations, while driving individuals into debt. You know this annual consumer frenzy wreaks havoc on the environment, filling landfills with useless packaging […]

Number of blogs

A good summary of the information available on ClicZ.

US economy in red alert

Following up on the state of the US economy. Stephen Roach, the chief economist at investment banking giant Morgan Stanley, has a public reputation for being bearish.But you should hear what he’s saying in private. Roach met select groups of fund managers downtown last week, including a group at Fidelity. His prediction: America has no […]

Internet becoming like TV

Yahoo! revives idea of Internet resembling TV in The Seattle Times.
" Yahoo! is quietly but aggressively lobbying Hollywood to create programs to be shown exclusively on its network of Web sites.
People familiar with the discussions say Yahoo! is pressing entertainment-industry producers and talent agents to start pitching new shows and short films that the Internet […]

Apple store opens in London

London have at least its own Apple store. Picture of the opening day here. Apparently plenty of people have slept on site overnight to be amongst the first to enter. I have not been there yet, but based on the pictures, it looks very much like the NY SoHo shop I have visited three weeeks […]

Skype …

I have been using skype for less than one month now, and I have been more than impressed, evne if the quality of the line in a call to mobile/landlines is sometimes not that good.
Some key Skype stats (based on their web site and an Engadget interview with Niklass Zennstrom, founder of Skype VOIP […]

DNA of litterature project

The Paris Review has decided to make their archive of interviews (10,000+ pages) available completely free of charge online. The site is live since yesterday with 50s authors such as Alberto Moravia, William Styron, Geoges Simenon, etc. The following decades will be open between now and July.

Next stage of P2P

Downhill Battle is one of the best, most effective group of copyfighters on the net, fast turning into a MoveOn for the P2P wars. They’ve just posted a fundraising campaign to raise a bounty for software authors who extend the "Gaim" encrypted instant messaging protocol to add filesharing to it. Doing so would make it […]

Firefox Marketing Mix

Rebecca Leib breaks down the Mozilla team’s amazing use of online word of mouth marketing to promote the Firefox browser. Read the article on clickz.
via Micro Persuasion.

Google tops customer loyalty brands

"Search engine extraordinaire Google has shot up to No. 1 among consumers in the latest Brand Keys’ Customer Loyalty Leaders survey, overtaking Avis, which held the top spot for the past seven years. Brand Keys adds new brands yearly according to respondents’ unaided mentions in the twice-yearly study, which polls 16,000-plus men and women aged […]