Internet II – Business Reads
Internet Democracy Wikipedia
…people use the Internet to collaborate or meet in an asynchronous manner—that is, they do not have to be physically gathered at the same moment to get things accomplished. Due to all these factors, the Internet has the potential to take over certain traditional media of political communication such as the telephone, the television, newspapers and the radio.
Is it Still Craig’s List? Fast Company, August 2004
Craig Newmark: It’s in my blog. It sounds complicated, but I figured it would be smart of me to spread the equity around in case I ever got tempted to sell out; I have the same weaknesses that anyone else does. So I gave some to him, figuring that we’re all on the same page here — no one’s going to sell it — it doesn’t have a dollar value. But he sold it…
How Google Got Its groove Business Week, September 19, 2005
… the two founders display a bullheadedness that borders on arrogance. In one exchange, Page seems to lecture Silicon Valley legend Vinod Khosla on market dynamics… such headstrong ways, in retrospect, seem to mark Page and Brin for success. Even a glimmer of self-doubt, after all, could have sabotaged the founders’
The Long Tail Wired, October 2004
Forget squeezing millions from a few megahits at the top of the charts. The future of entertainment is in the millions of niche markets at the shallow end of the bitstream…For too long we’ve been suffering the tyranny of lowest-common-denominator fare, subjected to brain-dead summer blockbusters and manufactured pop. Why? Economics. Many of our assumptions about popular taste are actually artifacts of poor supply-and-demand matching – a market response to inefficient distribution.
The MySpace.com craze, your friend Tom making Millions. GNEXTINC.com, August 2005
Tom Anderson is living a slightly altered but wholly modern version of the rock-and-roll dream. His previous San Francisco band, Swank, lived and died in musical obscurity in the late 1990s. Since then Anderson started music orientated social network site, Myspace.com. On July 18, its parent company, Intermix, was acquired by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. for $580 million and some change.
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