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.

Month: August 2002

Microsoft/RealNames, realnames

IE Growth

From CNet: This is why Microsoft has to be responsible in its decisions regarding 3rd parties. IE is NOT just an application. It is, de-facto, a piece of infrastructure. Its power is such that a decision to partner or not has the power of life and death over a 3rd party. Where that 3rd party is solely responsible for significant innovation then innovation itself is destroyed. In the world of web services the power of this application will create a universal gateway to services. The power to invoke a “travel service” or an “auction service” will be bound to IE.

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Internet

J Crew

Ok, it’s August the 9th today – I know that because it’s my wife Gené’s birthday. And I get this in my email from JCrew [where I buy a lot of things online] – “Fall’s here”! Well its 100 degrees F. in Woodside. I’d say its still summer. Whadda Ya think? Just because the retail clothing industry has to work a season in advance doesn’t mean the marketers can’t time their promotions well … or does it.   2:38:39 PM  

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Internet

LBO’s

This article captures the consequences of the current market very well.The original is here. SuperModelsFeast along with the buyout vulturesThe market’s crash has left many low-priced companies easy prey when the new wave of leveraged buyouts begins. Here’s how to spot the stocks that might be gobbled up next.By Jon D. Markman With stocks trading at five-year lows and worse, the vultures are circling over Wall Street. They have been patient for lo these many months. And now they are smiling, smug and voracious as they come in for the kill. In a set of moves reminiscent of the 1980s,

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