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Verizon's FiOS network: Payback time?

Verizon reported its first quarter results and they are notable for one key reason--most of the maximum capital spending for its FiOS fiber-optic network is through the pipeline. Simply put, the earnings hit--11 cents a share in the first quarter--that Verizon absorbs from building out its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network will diminish going forward.

April 30, 2007 by


FASTMedia Network takes on Google, Yahoo

FAST is known for its industrial strength enterprise search solutions. Now the company is taking on Google, Yahoo and Microsoft (GYM) on their own consumer turf with FASTMedia, a new search and ad delivery platform developed in partnership with major media companies.

April 29, 2007 by Dan Farber


NuConomy preps social Web analytics and incentive platform

In the age of AJAX, user-generated content and the data mining of Web attention data as the currency of the realm, there is a thirst for a generalized platform that measures more than page views and a few other basic metrics. NuConomy, a five-person Israeli startup based in Tel Aviv, has come up with a way to measure the value of the contributions of users and the performance of various content and features.

April 29, 2007 by Dan Farber


Climbing the social Web ladder

Forrester analysts Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff have published a report, "Social Technographics," ($279) that identifies six levels of participation in the realm of social media or the social Web in the U.S.

April 29, 2007 by Dan Farber


Podcast: MS Office, Google Apps, bloatware, multitenancy and more...

This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss Apple's blowout quarter and the latest option-related controversy--former Apple CFO's Fred Anderson's allegation that Steve Jobs wasn't blissfully ignorant about the consequences of back dating. Microsoft also had good quarterly earnings, with Vista and Office 2007 getting some traction.

April 27, 2007 by Dan Farber