What is the Internet?


The technical definition of the Internet is fairly unimportant to this thought experiment.  What I want you to think about is the conventional or popular definition.  To non-technical people (which is most everyone) the Internet is a means through which they browse the web and get email.  In their mind’s eyes, they imagine the access […]


A “Real” Yahoo! of a Price War!


According to – Internet powerhouse Yahoo is introducing an online music subscription service that will enable consumers to download thousands of songs onto their portable MP3 players for $60 annually, undercutting the prices of the current industry leaders by more than 60 percent.   The Sunnyvale-based company planned to unveil “Yahoo Music Unlimited” Wednesday […]


Beyond Ringtones


Last night I attended a networking event, put together by Ashley Heather and James Joice of MoMeMo, where Thomas Gewecke, SVP Global Digital Business Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment was giving the keynote address.  It was followed by a panel discussion which included Himesh Bhise, VP/GM of AOL Mobile, Matt Rowlen, VP Biz Dev at […]


Capture the Broadcast Flag


“What’s next … washing machines?” asked Judge Harry T. Edwards in a strongly worded decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.  They unanimously agreed that the Federal Communications Commission overstepped its authority in adopting the rule stating, “In the seven decades of its existence, the FCC […]


Google and Google’s Evil Twin … a Paradox!


About half of Google’s staff works on identifying and delivering relevant results based upon keyword search strings entered by users.  The actual Google search algorithm is a well kept “trade secret.” However, many find consensus in the notion that in the “post Florida update” era, Google still ranks pages by counting the number links back […]