Friday, 12 August 2005

Fascinating stat from Silicon.Com: "The first mobile phone virus, Cabir, has spread to more than 20 countries, ranging from the United States to Japan and from Finland to South Africa, using only Bluetooth."
An epidemiologist's dream!
Yahoo's Personality Crisis (Economist.com)... here's a useful precis of the internet portal/search market forces. AOL and MSN in decline, Google on top, and Yahoo teetering between the two.

Monday, 8 August 2005

Jeremy Clarkson actually likes Gran Turismo 4 (Times Online), which is as good an endorsement any driving game could get if, like GT4, its main selling point is realism.

Tuesday, 2 August 2005

This article about Internet businesses (Economist.com) is noteworthy for its identification of the simple traits that make online businesses successful. Most notably, that the differentiator for ebusinesses is the business model, rather than the traditional product or service.

Monday, 1 August 2005

Yahoo! buys Konfabulator... two interesting aspects to this. Firstly, that this is a fascinating play by Yahoo to get onto the desktop, and one that Apple could well have done themselves, and significantly benefitted from. After all, iTunes works as multi-platform, so why not Dashboard? Too late now, Apple...

The other interesting aspect is that Yahoo did this in the context of moving "more onto the mac". That would be a resounding endorsement to mac users, especially if they could get a Yahoo plug-in for iSync working and beef up their OSX version of Yahoo IM.