Archive for the 'Business' Category

Del.icio.us goes to Yahoo!

Yahoo! is taking all the web 2.0 flagships out there. After Flickr and Konfabulator few months back, Upcoming.org in October, this is now the turn of del.icio.us to join the Yahoo! family. I must say these are moves in the right direction for Yahoo! and those companies have just great offering - the best in […]

$441,900 for one web page

This student is selling placement on one web page and is seeking to make $1mn out of it. Incredible he has made so much money already.

Microsoft payouts

Fairly amazing: Dan Gillmor reports on the payoffs that Microsoft is making to get out of legal trouble. The total to date is more than $5 billion and counting - to companies like RealNetworks, IBM, Sun, AOL … -  but the impact on Microsoft is nearly zero as they cash-in $1bn per month. As Dan’s […]

iPod nano cost

Business Week breaks down Apple’s costs of the iPod nano: 50% margin.
via Largehearted Boy

Clarify your story

Sramana Mitra writes:
The Strategy has not worked. Some $20 Million in venture money has already been burnt in the trial and error process over the last 3 years. A few rounds of hiring and firing of CEOs and executives have already taken place. But the company has still not hit its stride.
Hundreds of […]

The emergence of the “lifestyle” entrepreneur

From the NYT’s Reaching for Success but Not Too Much of It
While high-tech start-ups in a hurry to expand get most of the ink, an increasing number of entrepreneurs are choosing another path: slow growth or no growth.

Corporate China is looming

William Pesek Jr. from Bloomberg has a good article on the menace that China can be for US businesses (Could GM, Microsoft End Up in Chinese Hands?).

The rules

The cover story of the July 2005 issue of Business 2.0 magazine describes an unpublished set of business guidelines in an article titled, "The CEO’s Secret Handbook":
It started decades ago as flashes of insight scribbled on loose scraps of paper.Ceo_secret_2 Then it morphed into a PowerPoint presentation that distilled years of business wisdom into a […]

Outsource your job to earn more!

Excellent article from Times of India about a programmer in the US that has outsourced his job to India.
"About a year ago I hired a developer in India to do my job. I pay him $12,000 out of the $67,000 I get. He’s happy to have the work. I’m happy that I have to work […]

Where is the press going ?

Newspapers Should Really Worry in Wired
Medias en crise in Le monde diplomatique

How Nike figured out China

I am just reading this good Time’s article.
Extract: "Nike swung into action even before most Chinese knew they had a new hero. The moment hurdler Liu Xiang became the country’s first Olympic medalist in a short-distance speed event — he claimed the gold with a new Olympic record in the 110-m hurdles on Aug. 28–Nike […]

2005 …

Some articles on 2005 and what to expect.
John Battelle’s look head, which is really worth it.
"5. Google will do something major with Blogger. I really have no idea what, but it’s overdue.7. Yahoo and Google will both test systems that combine local merchant inventory information with search, so that merchants can use search as a […]

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 […]

Where did all the music go?

So piracy is killing the music majors we are told. Right ? Not so easy reports the economist:
"According to an internal study done by one of the majors, between two-thirds and three-quarters of the drop in sales in America had nothing to do with internet piracy. No-one knows how much weight to assign to […]

VoIP investment picks

Forbes is running an article on some building layer players in the VoIP game, good idea for investment.