Tim O’Reilly on social networking etiquette Continue reading Social networking etiquette
Marshall Kirkpatrick at Read/WriteWeb writes: Orange SA, a subsidiary of France Telcom, announced today at the Digital ID World conference in San Francisco that France Telecom will act as an OpenID server-agent. That means the company will verify the identities of their 40 million users immediately, without the need for another account to be created, … Continue reading Vive la France: OpenID Bonanza!
"[…] there’s a huge gulf between a head of state shaking your hand and a minister making a bank transfer." Really? No! Who would have thought? Certainly not the one laptop per child folks! After two-and-a-half years of relentless organizing, product development, and evangelizing, the so-called $100 laptop is ready to go into production in … Continue reading One for you… One for me!
Via John Paczkowski Bill Maher on the iPhone price cut: "…stop bitching that Apple cut the price of the iPhone. Early adopters always pay a premium. Early adopters being a business term meaning dips***s who stand in line for six hours for a freaking phone. It’s not a price cut, it’s a repeal on the … Continue reading iphone price cut
Acquired for $380m in cash. The Sling Media success story is worth a read: Imagine you’re a startup trying to sell your snazzy middleware to big CE players like Sony, Philips, JVC, Akai, etc, or to set-top-box vendors like Motorola or Scientific Atlanta. Either your customer is going to grind you down to sub $1/unit … Continue reading Sling Media
Larry Lessig on the Texas suit against Virgin and Creative Commons I doubt that any court would find the photographer in this case had violated any right of privacy merely by posting a photograph like this on Flickr. Nor would any court, in my view, find a noncommercial use of a photograph like this violative … Continue reading Creative Commons
Plan or rumor? Continue reading Google addressing the “facebook issue”
I am a big fan. Continue reading Lorcan O’Herlihy
What if Google controlled your life. A great fiction piece by Cory Doctorow Continue reading Scroogled
except that, having stood the test of time, an old idea is apt to be better than a new idea Ben Casnocha’s blog post led me to professor Ward Elliot’s blog and his laws and insights pages (not all his). Oh I had a good laugh at 6 AM this morning! Here are a few … Continue reading Most new ideas are wrong. Most old ideas are wrong also