Wednesday, during my interview with LinkedIn's Konstantin Guericke, we talked a bit about how the company is now profitable despite the fact that most of the 5.7 million+ users are taking advantage of the free service rather than the paid parts.
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This week on The Dan & David Show, we cover the latest coming out of the Googleplex and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's plan to thrive within the advertising business model, now dominated by Google and Yahoo. He cited Microsoft's legendary "tenacity, persistence, patience and willingness to stay after it" and said that his company will rely upon its "usual innovation and patience, which distinguishes us from many other tech companies.
During an interview with Elevation Partners' Roger McNamee, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer cited Microsoft's well known "tenacity, persistence, patience and willingness to stay after it" as the way the company will thrive in the Web world, led by companies like Google and Yahoo. "We will show our usual innovation and patience, which distinguishes us from many other tech companies.
Bloomberg: Directors of the organization that helps manage Internet names rejected ``.xxx'' as a suffix for adults-only Web sites.
Of all the coverage of Google's press day, Paul Kedrosky has the most incisive perspective, with the fewest words, which is always a bonus: ...
Is your Web site accessible to people with disabilities (PWDs)? Particularly to those with impaired vision?
News.com's Greg Sandoval: The behemoth Japanese conglomerate [Sony], which once controlled the portable music market, announced Tuesday that the company's data compression technology would be compatible with a number of rival formats, including Apple's format of choice, AAC....
To most people, networks like LinkedIn.com, Orkut, and Plaxo are simply contact managers on steroids.
Google's press day brought out the cyrptic visionary in CEO Eric Schmidt, conceptualizing the future of search and the human/Web interface. From Elinor Mills' write up from the event today: In the end, the users will dictate the direction of search and Internet services, he said.
This is the first time I have seen this...I was just heading for the Google home page and received this 403 page: When I typed in a query into the toolbar, no problem.