The answer, in my article over at GigaOM.com, is resoundingly NO. But there’s more to it than that. My argument in this piece was largely an economic one, not as much a dissertation on the independent merits of the protocols in play.Â I do think that the issues around SIP remain relevant as they result […]Read more "Could SIP Save Skype?"
With the season firing up last week I encouraged my friends at Terapeak to take a look at the transaction data around the various franchises on eBay.Â Here’s what they came up with … not entirely unexpected.Read more "Most Popular NHL Teams on eBay"
In a week, when Apple FanBoys are lined up outside the Rogers and Fido stores to purchase their iPhones and get locked into Rogers’ draconian service plan for the next three years, yours truly wil be cooling his heels waiting for a shipment from the UK to arrive at his door. In this package, likely […]Read more "Rogers Communications iPhone Backlash Solution: Unlock the 3G, Too"
Despite the fact that I often find myself on the opposing end of the table on most of what Microsoft does, I was really hoping to be able to agree with Ballmer on his assertions regarding Microsoft’s rejuvenated focus on search as quoted in today’s Financial Times article. I was hoping that, on the heels […]Read more "Google is a Kludge – Or Why Search is Going to Change"
If I had a category on my blog called “cautionary tales for bachelors”, this would be the headliner story. It informs the wisdom of an increasingly common practise, whereby when you meet some reasonably attractive yet complex member of the opposite sex, you’re tempted to Google her name and/or look her up in Wikipedia. According […]Read more "Rachel Marsden: On the warpath again!"
Okay, maybe you didn’t hear it here first, but El Reg reported yesterday that someone among a crowd of “well-wishers” in Albania stole George Bush’s wristwatch as he glad-handed the throngs. Apparently embarrassed Secret Service agents can now bid for the watch on eBay. I’m just happy to be able to gloat. Watch the video […]Read more "Albanians swipe Bush’s wristwatch"
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/21/magazine/magazinespecial/ MFMERHANT.html September 21, 2003 Waiting For Spielberg By MATTHEW ROSE Unlike most urban legends, the one about the Iranian exile stuck at the Paris airport for 15 years is true. Surrounded by a mountain of his possessions near the Paris Bye Bye lounge at Terminal 1 in Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Merhan Karimi […]Read more "Waiting For Spielberg.."
I’m now getting spam from morons selling US DoD Death Cards on EBay… joy! -Ian. —– http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/2955231.stm US firm cashes in on ‘Comical Ali’ In the latest attempt to cash in on the war, a US toy company has produced dolls based on Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, Iraq’s now-famous former information minister. Mr al-Sahhaf gained notoriety […]Read more "Patriotic Profiteers.."
http://www.themorningnews.org/archives/editorial/ the_nine_coolest_albums_of_2002.shtml The Nine Coolest Albums of 2002 Brad Barrish, 18 December 2002 If thereâ€™s one thing I know about music itâ€™s that you can never be too ahead of everyone else. Thereâ€™s nothing more satisfying than being able to say you knew about something before your friends and all the magazines did. It may […]Read more "Nine Coolest Albums of 2002…"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/enron/story/0,11337,825401,00.html Bad company Its testosterone-fuelled traders were fixtures in Houston’s strip clubs. One division of the company spent $2m a year on flowers alone. And its executives used the firm’s corporate jets as taxis. In the first extract from his remarkable new book on the rise and fall of Enron, Robert Bryce describes the heady […]Read more "Enron (Actually Worth Reading).."