I am a founder and CEO at SignalRank, a data driven technology company. I publish a weekly newsletter – That Was The Week – on Substack. The posts here are pulled from it. I also have a video podcast with Andrew Keenthat accompanies it each week. You can see the full catalogue on AnchorSpotify , Youtubeand Apple Podcasts. And I am a regular guest on Steve Gillmor’s The Gillmor Gang.

Year: 2002

Teare Family,

New Baby Boy

Well, for all my friends at SuperNova here is a decentralised announcement from a central location – my weblog. Gené – my wife – gave birth to a 9lb 2oz boy at 1.54pm Pacific today. He is 20.75” long. unbelieveably the hard part – pushing – took only 20 minutes. No name yet – we’re sleeping on it. More pictures at my Gallery site

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Teare Family,

New Baby

Well, Gené is going into Lucille Packard [children’s hospital] tomorrow to be induced for our second child. No doubt there will be news sometime during the day. Which means – of course – that I will miss SuperNova. Still some priorities have to come first

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Teare Family,

Manchester United 2 Arsenal 0

From today’s Sunday Times [UK]. How nice to see the youngsters of Manchester beat the unconvincing Arsenal team. December 08, 2002 Hugh McIlvanney: Bitter Wenger loses the Old Trafford plot Sir Alex Ferguson will have enjoyed the sight of Arsenal’s manager reacting in such an irrational fashion to this defeat NOTHING about yesterday’s momentous victory is likely to please Manchester United more than the sourly irrational reaction of Arsène Wenger. According to the Arsenal manager’s comments at the end of the enthralling hour and a half, the league leaders were beaten by opponents who took an undeserved lead through an

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Internet

Supernova 2002

Kevin Werbach has a conference coming up in December. It is the 9th-10th in Palo Alto. The website explains: “Supernova is a new conference exploring the distributed future. With the bursting of the Internet bubble, businesses, end-users, investors, and technology vendors face a bewildering array of challenges. Yet a common theme runs through the fundamental questions facing software, communications, and media. That theme is decentralization. Intelligence is moving to the edges, through networked computers, empowered users, shifting partnerships, fluid digital content, distributed work teams, and powerful communications devices. Each industry sees only a small piece of the picture. Supernova is

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Internet

Space to Compete

Sean Gallagher has some interesting things to say about competing with Microsoft. He hints at a new architecture for an operating system. Storage moving to the center seems to be part of the catalyst for this. OS X [which I love] gets a very positive mention. Its here I have to say – without assuming Sean is saying the same thing – that I do believe there is space for a new OS. Lets face it, the distributed, collaborative, message based, real-time world we live in is so different from the one in which even Windows XP was conceived that

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Microsoft/RealNames, realnames

MSN grows ad revenue by 40%

Yusuf Mehdi has been boasting on CNet about the revenue traction MSN has been getting of late. Full article here. There are some key facts for those familiar with the RealNames story. Start with this quote from Mehdi: “For the 2002 fiscal year, which ended June 30, MSN’s online ad revenue grew $40 million, he said. Between June 30 and Sept. 30, it jumped 40 percent.” Well, RealNames was delivering 600 million Keyword resolutions a quarter in the January-March 2002 quarter. This was growing 20% per month. Divide that by 1000 and you get 600,000 cpm earning events. MSN apparently

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Microsoft/RealNames, realnames

MSN 8 has Keywords!

Well, it’s been a while since Microsoft decided not to proceed with the RealNames Keyword product in the browser. Now …. 5 months later, MSN has announced that MSN 8 – the one with the $300m advertising campaign – will include Keywords. Suprise suprise! Danny Sullivan – on his SearchEngineWatch site says the following: “There is a new MSN Keywords system that will roll out with the MSN 8 Explorer browser, expected to be made available later this month. Similar to AOL Keywords, these are a single words or short phrases that work only for those within the new paid

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