First of all, huge props to kickstarter – I’ve been in huge like with the idea idea since I first heard of it, and have been evangelizing it to entrepreneurial friends. BUT… it doesn’t work from Sweden, unfortunately! Just last week the new platform Fundedbyme was launched, and YAY now the awesome possibility of crowdfunding is also open for us Northeners!! Since it’s actually open for any international project submission, I simply urge you all…"Crowdfunding – there’s a new player in town!"
At the recent Wedbush Morgan Securities annual Management Access Conference Bushnell stated that he sees the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) stopping piracy. Before we look at exactly what he said, here is a couple of things to note. First, Bushnell is also on the board of Wave Systems, a big player in the TPM field. Second, I reckon he’s wrong, or at least guilty of overstating the case. He said: “There is a stealth encryption…"Atari’s Nolan Bushnell says Trusted Computing will Kill piracy"
It seems that the “real money” that Google paid to YouTube for its instrinsic worth was $ 500 million less than the $ 1.65 billion tag. The shareholders are thus *not* getting $ 1.65 billion but a smaller amount. The YouTube price tag had also spurred wild rumours on the net for the valuation of Facebook by Yahoo!. In the $ 1.65 billion valuation that everyone thought YouTube got; Google actually paid $ 500 million for dealing with lawsuits from Media companies. After stating that the…"Mark Cuban’s Stunning Scoop on the GooTube Deal"
Though, Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, has denied that $500 million were set aside for handling legal issues related with YouTube in the $ 1.65 billion buyout, parts of Cuban’s post are still believed by some bloggers. Schmidt denied Mark Cuban’s claim in an interview with John Battelle at the Web 2.0 conference (Nov 7-9, San Francisco): In a two-part question, Battelle asked whether Google’s deal included a secret reserve for legal claims and, secondly, what progress…"Google denies Mark Cuban claim about Legal Reserve for YouTube"
The love affair of a smitten crowd of tech-industry watchers, analysts, and enthusiasts with Google has come to an abrupt end. The aura of super smartness and an unconventional persona has melted away. Several people related Google’s atypical choices and actions with its ability to innovate rapidly and delight its customers and investors endlessly. “Don’t be evil” was romantically disarming — a refreshing new ideology that many believed would finally free the tech world from the “my way or the highway” ways of…"Don’t Be Evil! – Google’s Exasperating Gaffes"
I have explained the basics of how Yahoo Mindset works; how it sorts results when you use the super cool slider it offers; and some thoughts on the limitations of the slider. In this post I will discuss some reviews done by Bloggers and Users of Yahoo Mindset. Thoughts about Mindset from Yahoo’s User Forum Yahoo Mindset has a user forum. The three most useful feedback points I notice on the Forum are: Making the Slider more meaningful — some users feel…"Yahoo Mindset Blogger and User Reviews"
I gave Google Spreadsheets a whirl today. My impression is an overwhelming “Eh…”. First the good. I’m amazed by what people are able to do in a web browser nowadays. Google Calendar is really slick. The gmail interface isn’t as ‘fresh’ as it originally was, but it’s still powerful and easy to use. Google Spreadsheet looks really nice — as you might expect, it looks and feels like a spreadsheet. You can enter formulas (well,…"Google Spreadsheets – Very First Impression"