Regarding Google's S1 IPO registration statement... I've printed pages 6 - 20 and 75-90 and marked them as required reading. In the mean time, BoingBoing has pointed me to John Battelle's reaction, with summary at bottom.
Key points: Google is different. Google is long-term. Google is auctioning their stock to the public, and even the founders are selling some.
When our Arts Business class went to NYC, Williamsburg made for a day field-trip. Ethan Dougherty, Alison Delaney and your's truly brainstormed a Brooklyn version of hipster bingo on our walk off the subway.
- vintage tshirt - big glasses - converse or puma shoes - neon anything - bohemian strap bags - brooklyn band playing - superfluous scarves - mongrel barking dogs - jaded comments
Adrian Scott, founder and chief executive of business networking site Ryze, said his 3-year-old company started turning a profit last year -- without venture backing.I wonder, do recent college graduates actively network amongst eachother? Is there room for a social networking service targeting college students who have recently graduated, or are about to graduate?
Ryze charges $9.95 a month for a gold membership that gives users advanced search capabilities and allows them to set up groups that are focused on industries or geographic areas.
'What is exciting about CXO Systems is the sheer size of the opportunity to arm the Global 5000 with a better way to build and deliver Dashboard Solutions,' said Busa. 'To date, CXO has built a tremendous product with patent-pending distributed intelligence capabilities, added over 1,000 users of its system, and has a very strong senior management team made up of industry executives and visionaries. I am excited to join the team and build upon the solid foundation of the past 18 months.'
Who hires lots of really, really talented coders each year?
This morning, I spoke with a Senior Recruiter for Microsoft Corporation. It was pleasantly informative (We're not hiring for any sales positions until September) and we decided that I might not have enough technical experience to fit into the Program Manager position I had applied for. My new friend Derek, of PhotoSleeve fame, was talented enough to secure himself a PM position in Redmond next year. Congrats!
I met Derek through my friend Dave Lutz. Dave Lutz spent last summer doing biological field work in the mountains of Peru. Here are some pictures that he e-mailed while on location.
This building has a residence restriction that all residents must be vegetarian. This kind of practice is not considered unusual in India.
I'll be missing a few crucial days of Beach Week in order to travel with my dad for some of his company business. The time with friends will be missed, but I don't really think I deserve a week's worth of vacation! Neither does my dad (cut to him not laughing).
Last summer, on June 27th, I chatted on my blog about Thaicom's iPSTAR Broadband Satellite System. It was my first peek into this extra-terrestrial data network, largely supplanted by Howstuffworks "How Satellites Work"Not so long ago, satellites were exotic, top-secret devices. They were used primarily in a military capacity, for activities such as navigation and espionage. Now they are an essential part of our daily lives. page. The iPSTAR satellite is important because this press release from late 2003 states:
The largest satellite ever built, iPSTAR-1 has an aggregate capacity of 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) as compared with a conventional satellite's capacity of 2-3 Gbps. It is due to be launched in early 2004.
Anyhow. Satellites and airplanes and Rhode Island are on my mind tonight.
Instead of getting a few fast computers and running them to the max, Mayer explained at a recruiting event at MIT, founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page had to make do with hand-me-downs from Stanford’s computer science department. They would go to the loading dock to see who was getting new computers, then ask if they could have the old, obsolete machines that the new ones were replacing. Thus, from the very beginning, Brin and Page were forced to develop distributed algorithms that ran on a network of not-very-reliable machines.
For no good reason I signed up to get an Indian marriage profile. "Your No. 1 Matrimonial Service Provider" has over 1.5 Million members. One question they asked stumped me: Are you a Manglik?.
Mangliks are people with Mars in their horoscope. They have to marry other Mangliks, or else they will die. Since the web survey required that I answer that question, along with whether or not I have any handicaps (and if I did, ) I guess this is a very popular belief in India! More insight from Yahoo India - Astrology.
christinaWFU: at that Malay restaurant by
the Lowes, they have Malaysian bread called Rote Canai (Roti chanai)
christinaWFU: the old man laughs at me b/c i go there so much and order it
I told xxxxx my thoughts on possible client inclusion. So dreamy!
"It's a feature-set!"
xxxxx laughs. "Reminds me of the early xxxxxxx client. These little boutique software companies would either- and this happened almost every day- we'd include the feature, drop it to press, and their business was crushed. Doomed. What are you going to do? Or we'd leave it out and they'd do great."
How big do you think at your big company? email me, dinosaur.
What if individual Amazon Associates went to GreatLengths to promote their favorite products?
The creative marketing agency moves....
nick gray wfu: hi
ZSR search bot: enter TITLE, SUBJECT, AUTHOR, or MORE
nick gray wfu: title A Great Good Place
ZSR search bot: 1. by Ray Oldenburg
ZSR search bot: 2. A Great Good Horse, by Dmitrius Moundew
ZSR search bot: 3. ETC
nick gray wfu: 1
ZSR search bot: call# HC321.76 J45
nick gray wfu: more
ZSR search bot: finish your lunch first
nick gray wfu: ok
Clay Shirky ... retold the old story about Thomas J. Watson, founder of the modern IBM. "I see no reason for more than five of these machines in the world," Watson is reputed to have said. "We now know that he was wrong," Clay went on. The audience laughed knowingly, thinking of the hundreds of millions, if not billions, of computers deployed worldwide. But then Clay delivered his punch line: "We now know that he overstated the number by four."
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Thought For Today
I find in many areas that choices are made carefully. The concept of "winging it" just doesn't exist much here. What is there to wing? This is an island without resources. In the US, if worse came to worse, at least the thought could be entertained, of going it alone without trade with other nations. Not so here. It's import / export or die.
Stephen NewbernOne word: AWESOME
MCP, OEM Pre-installation Specialist
Out of college I went to work for EDS as a systems engineer developing C/C++ applications on UNIX platforms. I helped to create and maintain a public safety 911 call center application. In 1995 I came to work for Microsoft as a systems engineer (Technology Specialist).
My hobbies include flying, singing, computers, cooking, international travel, and community service. Nothing lasts longer than seeing the smile of a child who has just learned what FrontPage® server extensions can really do!
It's early! All of the windows in my dormitory face east, so you're not going to miss sunrise. Between the dorm and the globe is our campus practice soccer field. Tonight (this morning) I'm still awake, but the soccer players are just getting started. Hopping and bopping to wake themselves up. A truck just honked - I wonder, for them?
From my car driving back I can see the players energy. It doesn't seem like such a bad idea.... In fact, I want to get out there with them! To do what? Wake up!
Live and Die by the Schedule. How great would it be?
She is the Goddess of Social Networking. If she blesses you with the right connection, she can change your life forever. She is worshipped by the millions who seek her out. Devotees construct Web sites for her as if they were temples. She sustains a $6.5 billion industry that grows annually. What’s more, she’s been doing so for thousands of years—long before the Internet and the term social networking came into vogue. She is every Indian’s aunt, affectionately and reverentially called Aunty-jee (jee is a suffix to denote respect, as in Gandhi-jee). And she single-handedly drives the very Indian industry of marriage brokering called matrimonials.quote for quote from Om Malik's blog
For social networking to be fully monetized, the nodes in the social network need a convergence event. These events provide a focal point where new networks are created and existing ones utilized. That’s why Indian aunts need a wedding. Her monetization is in the form of gifts, party invites, and a cache of social capital. So, here’s the prediction. While some money will be made by social networking companies by subscriptions, online transactions, and licensing of software, the really big money will be made by the vertical integration of online networking and offline networking.
WHAT USING FRIENDSTER FEELS LIKE:
I'm in the biggest store with aisles and aisles of boxes that all look the same.
Brought to 32-color GIF out of a Jakob Lodwick analogy in a comment about the visibility of what little upgrades Friendster has deployed. "just some crummy text fields after months of zero development??"
Jonathan Abrams is founder and CEO of Friendster, the most popular of online social network services. From a transcript of his March keynote at SXSW 2004, via FastCompany: What the Heck Is Social Networking?
I'm here because of a goofy little Web site that I whipped up not too long ago.
I noticed in 2002 that friends of mine were talking about using online dating sites.
If people said "business models," it might make more sense, but it's still not very interesting.
A universal yearbook is pretty interesting. It's the Web of trust concept, but it's also the Web of influence.
Feature sets within the various general social networking websites must be copied in order to stay competitive regarding user aquisition and retention.
Abrams just got a $53 million valuation for FriendsterThe scuttlebutt was that for $5 million apiece, Kleiner and Benchmark each received less than a 10 percent share of an enterprise that was only about a year old and had never earned a dime. They had set Friendster's value at an astounding $53 million., so it's time to talk cash flow. He's proven that the company has a product which users overwhelmingly adopt. Now features (like Groups) take the back-burner to business plans and cash flows.
My guess is that Friendster is interested in letting you know what your friends are buying and selling. They probably have a teams dedicated to eBay and Amazon.com API exploration. (eBay Developers Program - Amazon Web Services).
I am continuing to think about:
Register now for The Business Dashboard - The Essential Weapon for the Business and IT Manager in the 21st CenturyI visited the CXO corporate offices in Boston while on spring break and had the opportunity to ask Malcolm a couple of candid questions about the enterprise dashboard. I'll try to take them from paper to blog tonight - you might have to remind me. Hopefully the notes will help share my enthusiasm about what these guys are doing. It's an understatement to say that his company is "growing fast." The demand is huge.
Sponsored by CXO Systems and Forrester Research
Date and Time: Thursday, April 8, 2004 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Laurie Orlov, Research Analyst, Forrester Research Malcolm Frank, Co-founder and CEO, CXO Systems
ricksterbot: my jab?
ricksterbot: to keep the aesthetic-seeking satiated while keeping the aesthetic-developing compensated
Yes, of course it's a hoax. Read the release and it is obvious. Or is it?
Blake: Imagine how that would affect the stock price if Google was a public company.