Yesterday I ran across a cool little Web application called Schmedley. The best way to describe it is a desktop inside the browser.
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Is aQuantive worth twice as much as DoubleClick? Why would Microsoft pay an 85 percent premium?
Intuit reported a stellar third quarter and delivered $1 billion in revenue over three months for the first time. Fueled by tax season, Intuit reported net income of $367 million, or $1.
In today's podcast:Microsoft pays $6 billion for aQuantive. Who is aQuantive and did Microsoft panic and overpay?
The instant messages and emails about Microsoft's $6 billion purchase of aQuantive go something like this:"Whoa that's a big deal.""I'd hate to be short aQuantive.
Microsoft, loser of the DoubleClick sweepstakes and rumored to buy almost every online advertising company on the planet, is now on the bandwagon. Microsoft acquired aQuantive for $6 billion in the largest acquisition in the company's history.
Ask an enterprise search vendor how long it'll take for a customer to deploy the company's software and you get a everything from a few days to a few months. In other words it depends--mostly on the customer.
Notable headlines:Engadget on how iPhone delay story happened. Techmeme discussion.
This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss Microsoft's accusation that the open-source software industry has infringed 235 Microsoft patents and Dell's Project Hybrid, which appears to be a plan deliver virtualized, plug-and-play servers for datacenters. We also Amazon's new DRM-free music service, Google's Universal search and the colonization of the Web.
I'm just coming off three days at the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW), a workshop I, Kaliya Hamlin, and Doc Searls organize every six months. IIW focuses on what's called "user-centric identity," a set of technologies for building an identity layer for the Internet.