Zero plus Zero

Overture, the keyword selling specialist, purchased both Altavista and Fast within a week, in a one-two punch that signals a change in direction of their strategy. But in a search world dominated by Google and Yahoo, even...
Always a fan of Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, when its word collides with the Net Neutrality debate and regulation of the Internet, fun is bound to ensue. Enjoy!
Macromedia is drawing criticism over the relaunch of their new "All Flash" website because it doesn't work cleanly in all browsers, specifically Apple's Safari and Opera. The Macromedia folks are running up against the same wall all web developers...

Microsoft and Yahoo

So Microsoft has thrown it down. After over a year of speculation, they have dropped a whopping $44.6 Billion to buy Yahoo in their bid to play "catch up" to Google. The Yahoo/Microsoft deal is not yet...

An Internet Time Machine

Microsoft has lost its initial defence against Eolas and the potential outcome could send us back to the technology of 1995. Microsoft still has some post-trial options before the final judgement later in the fall. In a...
We've heard how todays economy affects Joe the Plumber and Joe Six-pack, but what about JoeTek? :) This economic downturn has been compared to the Great Depression in the 1930's, but the technology sector as we know it...

10 Years

Wow. 10 Years ago, a little telnet-based talker called CrazyLands was born. It was just as the "web" was getting its feet, and the masses were waking up to this "Internet thing". CrazyLands was my first glimpse into...

The 5 Year Mark

It has now been 5 years since the NASDAQ crash, signalling the start of the dot-com downturn. Now, in hindsight, the past 5 years have seen hardship in many sectors of the economy, but it started in technology,...
Apple has yet to release its final 1.0 version of its web browser, named "Safari", but Microsoft has already announced it is stopping development of Internet Explorer for the Macintosh because of the new browser. Okay, reality check:...
Bell Canada and Microsoft have formed a strategic alliance today that begins a five-year move to join the MSN Portal with Sympatico's Canadian content. The advantages are clear. Bell gains a weapon to leverage their customer relationships...

Smart Business from MSN

As a long-time advocate for building communities and loyalty through message boards and chat, I do acknowledge the inherant risks and dangers associated with such endeavors. MSN has announced that it is shutting down its popular chat service,...
Every developer climbing the corporate ladder will at some point in their career hit a crossroads. The natural career progression for technology professionals seems to always take them away from technology. However, it doesn't have to, because there is...

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