Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2007-05-29 13:27
Google's dominance of the search industry continues....
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2007-05-29 13:16
A couple of my favorite parts of this dead on editorial:
Add to the list of scary things Google is working on is a "truth meter" where Google CEO Eric Schmidt posited in FT just before the last US congressional election, that in the future Google could help voters gauge in real time whether a politician was telling the "truth" or not.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2007-05-29 10:59
Why is the FTC review development significant?
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2007-05-25 18:40
Senate Democrats are attempting to sneak through the back door what they cannot get through the front door of the "free and open" policy process.
The Inouye "Broadband Data Improvement Act" is really a long term trojan horse for net neutrality and heavy regulation of broadband.
The clever ruse in this innocuous-sounding language is to redefine broadband competition as a total abject failure, and to declare broadband market failure, so the pro-regulatory types can regulate broadband becuase it is not competitive, or is at best a future duopoly.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2007-05-24 18:43
I'd like to welcome back to the playing field, the reconstituted "ItsOurNet Coalition" which inexplicably went away in January, but has now returned as "The Open Internet Coalition!"
Now we finally know what they were doing while they were gone from the scene for four months...
I was frankly surprised that the new group chose not to be forthright and embrace its new "slimmed-down" public physique.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2007-05-24 14:20
Self-described "Internet inventor" and former Vice President Al Gore has a newly released book "The Assault on Reason" in which he comes out of the shadows and into the limelight as a leading public proponent of net neutrality.
The Save the Internet coalition blogged/bragged about the book in its post: Al Gore: Net Neutrality is the key to a better democracy." They lifted some Gore quotes that gave them lots of "warm fuzzies" inside:
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2007-05-24 13:02
Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman Kohl (D-WI) wrote the DOJ urging them to block the XM-Sirius merger.
It is an exceptionally persuasive and compelling letter that effectively eviscerates XM-Sirius' contention that satellite radio is not a separate market.
I believe this letter is a good "precursor" for what the DOJ will think and do.
This letter also reached the same conclusion I reached shortly after the merger was announced and which I blogged on in my previous post "XM-Sirius: The emperor has no clothes" 3-31-07.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2007-05-23 16:19
The Post Gazette reports today that:
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2007-05-23 11:15
The article is: "Google is best positioned to dominate online ads."
It's a great read.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2007-05-22 18:30
Nick Carr wrote a dead-on column in the Gaurdian: "The net is being carved up into information plantations."
His thesis is the irony that as the web adds more and more destinations on line, fewer people seem to be visiting them.
What's my point? You know I always have a tie in.
This hyper-media concentration that is occurring on the web is much much greater than has occurred in traditional media.