The Youtube buzz is very reminiscent of the dotcomm days. Lots of free video and lots of traffic. How they will make money no one seems to know (I dare say “care”). Yet, they have boat loads of dough. One investor said to me, “If I had a chance to invest in Youtube, I would simply because Sequoia Capital has invested”
This is sooooooo dotcomm!
Meanwhile, there are competitors galore. In the same space this company seems to at least have a business model of some sort.
Check out this NYT article.
“Beyond servers, there are signs that Google is now designing its own microchips. The company has hired many of the engineers responsible for the Digital Equipment Corporation’s well-regarded Alpha chip….”
I am curious to see if this ever turns out to be true or another mere speculation. There was an article in the recent Businessweek about Google’s lack of hit services/solutions besides search. Sometimes it appears that there is some method to Google product strategy madness, but very often it doesn’t. This is one more instance of lack of it.
The ICC might have goofed by selecting WI as the venue of the next world cup. The sign up process for the matches is so archaic and disorganized. In this day and age of the Internet the current system of ticketing is a shame! The ICC with all its wealth should have made a better choice. So far, it doesn’t appear as though the WI are capable of hosting an event of this scale.
Sounds like Kim Jong wanted to celebrate 4, July. He just chose missiles instead of fire crackers. The guy is nuts. Thank god, the long range missile Test failed.
The US has the strange knack of driving nuts the world over to scale new heights. Yes, US always gets the blame for anything that happens in the world! That’s the price for being the sole super power.
Every nation wants to have one-on-one negotiations with the US. So maybe its time the US held an “open house” and invited all the Kim Jong-il’s and Ahmadinejad’s of the world for discussions once and for all.
It will be interesting to see how far the UN and its resolutions can help address this current crisis.
This is quite an anti-climax to the Enron scandal. Given the kind of mental agony he must have been through, it is not surprising that he died of a heart attack. In fact, it is surprising that he didn’t have a heart attack sooner given all the stress he must have been under! Considering the loses people faced because of Enron he probably hardly had any sympathisers and understandably so.
I dare say that at 64 with a likely huge sentence ahead of him, his death due to natural causes was his best possible exit strategy. In short, he supposedly duped the world with Enron and just when it got time to nail him once and for all, he “bailed out” for ever!
Mr. Lay was supposedly close to president Bush and family. Given Bush’s direct line to God, makes one wonder if there was an update from above on this issue.