Enterprise SaaS and the Coghead Lesson
Coghead, one of the Web’s best enterprise SaaS solutions closes shop. Whether the economy helped close it down, or data security was the issue, the Web lost some great innovation. How can we prevent failures of good innovation?
Hollywood Actors Want $759 per Day Residuals For Online Video Content
The Screen Actors Guild wants the sweetest deal possible from online video. News today reveals a Hollywood’s surreal expectations for Web revenue sharing. The studios simply cannot solve the “money equation”, while the artist union makes continued demands.
Facebook’s Barry Schnitt Answers Tough Questions
Facebook’s Barry Schnitt: “We will not sell user data. Any assertion to the contrary is false.” Facebook may be guilty of many things, but selling user data is not, nor will it be, one of them.
Nokia On The Move Again With Skype Deal
Nokia, along with Apple and Microsoft, apparently have a more refined model for how to market products to millions of users. Part of this apparent “advantage” no doubt arises out of their potential not only as producers of great devices, but the inherent ability of those devices to support a myriad of applications.
Microsoft, Nokia App Stores – Opening Soon!
Microsoft and Nokia announced today that they will be opening their own variants of Apple’s App Store. Many never believed MS would ever again emulate Apple, but never say never.
Facebook Loses Face Value – ls Seppuku Imminent?
According to a recent AP story, confidential documents from Facebook’s court settlement with ConnectU confirms the company’s own valuation is $11.5 billion less than 2007 projections. Is Facebook falling on its sword?
Spamming Twitter Is Now Easier Than Ever
This latest news via Yahoo!, amplifies what may become a huge problem for Twitter in the weeks and months to come. Tweet Tornado, or programs like Magpie (explained by SitePoint’s Mihaela Lica), can actually render the whole platform useless in a worse case.
Who Wants to Be Your Discovery Platform Now?
With a search startup on every corner, and none beating Google’s ramparts down yet, why would anyone develop another variant?
Twitblogs Alpha Aims at Middle – Between Blogs and Twitter
Twitblogs is an interesting development, now in alpha testing, designed for “long winded” Twitter life streamers. It allows any Twitter user to either tweet normally, or opt for more “macro” blogging features.
Is Entertonement Entertaining SPAM?
Entertonement raised $5 million in venture capital money for their sound clip database, and has grown steadily over the past 5 or 6 months. How have they done it with little to no advertising or press coverage? The answer might be by spamming.