First Coverage

There were many news stories today. Sadly Microsoft had a spokesman trying to blame RealNames for selling Keywords to speculators and blamed this for the decision. This is really too bad. The User Experience article mentioned below clearly shows that this was not so. It’s a shame that – having been honest with RealNames [see the scribes notes] they were less than honest with the media.

I hope the senior executives at Microsoft read some of these articles and see through this smokescreen.

Forbes [A very well researched piece] [A good piece too]

Wall Street Journal [Don Clark article]


There were also articles in CNet’s, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and many other places. I will be appearing on David Coursey’s Anchordesk show on CNet Radio tomorrow at about 12.15pm Pacific time.

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Keith Teare

Keith Teare is a Silicon Valley based, UK born, entrepreneur. He was involved at the founding of Accelerated Digital Ventures, Archimedes.Studio, RealNames and EasyNet. He was also founding shareholder in TechCrunch. He is US Managing Partner at ADV.