Monthly Archives: March 2005
You can really do some interesting stuff on the web, one of which is creating pages/images that look like error messages and pop up in your browser. Like so:
Thankfully there was the url at the top, not that I would have believed it otherwise, but like this it was sure. Not bad if it weren’t so mean, then again, they were nice enough to add "advertisement" on the bottom right … that seems to make this kind of stuff all right
Here is a great story about a visit at Pixar and it holds some very nice photos. In general, the office space they created is amazing, very thought provoking, free thinking kind of system. Take a look at what the animators created for themselves. These shots moved me so much that I didn’t even care too much about the server pics, and that means a lot
I just found out via Hugo E. Martin that Ourmedia has launched. A good history and short backgrounder is here. The site actually explains itself very well in short words:
Welcome to Ourmedia.org
Share your videos, audio files, photos, text or software – for free – with a global community of creative individuals.
Get your works noticed and recognized. Make your voice heard. Register now – here’s why.
Ok, not really, but it seems that InterActivecorp, who own Hotwire.com, Expedia, match.com, Citysearch, LendingTree and more … will buy Ask Jeeves for close to $2 billion. As Ask Jeeves has just bought Bloglines, not Bloglines belongs to InterActiveCorp, unless they have some clause that they can get out again which I doubt. InterActiveCorp does seem to be a bad mother of a company though.
Update: John wrote up his thoughts and he includes an interview with Barry Diller, Chairman and CEO of IAC. Very nice post and some very nice quotes especially this one about the border between the web and traditional media getting blurry:
Yes. There’s no question but that the Internet is going to change the
way entertainment products are distributed. The first popular piece of
this is the digital video recorder. That’s a profound change. It proves
that the 500-channel universe was interim technology.
Big… big … big … true. Point. Done. Thank you. Please carry on.
Sometimes it’s the small things that change the way you are working and there are two apps that I downloaded and installed that just changed the way I am working with my mac and I do love it. One is SizzlingKeys by Yellow Mug Software, allowing me to easily control iTunes without always having to get the window to the front. A few keys and iTunes stops, starts, skips or simply goes a little bit louder. The other is Quicksilver which means I hit two keys, type Cam… hit enter and Camino starts. And all that works with any app on your mac and a lot more stuff. My Dock just got cleared fully and I am only using Quicksilver to start things. Oh, and Azureus is a great Bittorrent application in Java!
Ok, Yahoo! is getting scary. They now bought Flickr, which was rumored for some time but now is public. Technorati is already lighting up and this will surely be the talk of the day. First rumors I heard are around $40 million on very light revenue but I will likely change this around when I have the time to read more.
All in all I will have to see if I should not invest in YHOO. They bought Oddpost, my then eMail client, and then opened up their entire search system via an API. They going full force on blogging and now bought Flickr. If anything, they are getting cool for the hip and that means the hip go to Yahoo! and that means Yahoo! will possibly do good. More thinking needed but Yahoo! is starting to be one cool company looking at this from this side.
There we go, the Internet 2.0 conference in Paris that Loic initiated is now full and has a waiting list. No wonder if you consider the lineup and the fact that it will take place in the french Senat! I would have so much loved to go, but sadly it’s on the same day as the last exam from my MBA. I could probably fly over really quickly to at least grab the party but that does seem a little bit nuts I am very happy to know that two friends from Cologne are going though and I will have to make them film it or something. Congratulations to Loic for getting this going. Looking forward to being there the second time around.
As Nico reported some time ago the german newspaper Handelsblatt has launched their Handelsblatt global reporting where they outfitted 28 global correspondants with a blog where they can report live, personal, stories that might or might not get reprinted in the press. Very nice indeed and it’s good to see that Handelsblatt is pushing it this far and as professional.