While the brouhaha continues in Houston, Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto is quietly facing the same challenges. Like Compaq, H-P sells PCs through distribution channels, as well as servers and legacy systems (mini-computers). What would it do about this new e-commerce thing?
Internet stocks have been "cracking," as they say on Wall Street, all this week. That means CMGI, Yahoo, and even America Online are falling in price. For most of them, this comes despite strong earnings reports.
How would you like to see one company controlling the bulk of the Internet access market and the customers within that market? How would you like to see one company deciding where people will start their online sessions, how fast they'll be able to see your site, and whether they'll see it at all?
When Congress passed the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act last October, sites that dealt with kids probably thought the battle over this issue was finished, except perhaps for the shouting. Word up, bro'. The shouting has started.
Compaq Computer Corp. gave the stock market a big scare Tuesday. The company said it would miss earnings estimates, and the stock lost about one-fourth of its value. There was fear this might be the start of a real technology slowdown, but when Intel's earnings beat estimates that fear dried-up.
A few months ago rumors swirled that Yahoo was about to buy CBS. The reports were fueled by the fact that Yahoo's market capitalization -- the value the stock market placed on it -- had passed that of the Tiffany Network.
I don't remember the program, or the programmer, but I remember the interview.
My subject had made $4 million selling shareware on the Web, and I asked him his secret. He said the basic version of his program included ads on every screen, and since it worked through the Web he could target and ...
Want to be in the search business? First find a good lawyer.
The International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has filed suit in Norway to close that country's FAST music search engine, which is the basis for Lycos' own MP3 effort. FAST is in the business of developing search engines...