From the monthly archives:

September 2005

Column: RIM investors get nervous

by Mathew on September 30, 2005

Here's a column I posted at about RIM's stock falling on its latest results: "Research in Motion co-chief executive officer Jim Balsillie often gives the impression he's frustrated by the lack of respect the Waterloo-based company gets, and it's easy to sympathize. After all, RIM just reported blockbuster sales growth, a huge number of…

Column: Palm sues for peace

by Mathew on September 27, 2005

Here's a column I posted at about Palm's deal with Microsoft: "Chalk another one up for Microsoft. With Monday’s widely-expected announcement involving handheld-maker Palm Inc., the software colossus has added to the long list of victories it has won over lesser mortals -- a list that includes Netscape Communications, which also pioneered a market…

Google on “Google-bombing”

by Mathew on September 21, 2005 · 3 comments

This is a story I posted on about "Google-bombing" -- in particular, the fact that typing "miserable failure" gets you a link to George Bush's bio: "It's a tribute to the omnipresence of Google that the company's name is used for a phenomenon that isn't even specific to Google, but affects almost every search…


Column: What is Google up to?

by Mathew on September 20, 2005 · 2 comments

Here's a column I posted at about Google's Web plans: "First eBay, and now Google. The on-line auction network dropped a bomb on the tech sector last week by announcing its takeover of voice-over-Internet provider Skype for somewhere between $2.6-billion and $4.1-billion (U.S.), and now there are rumblings that Google is not only about…


Column: Telcos drag their heels

by Mathew on September 16, 2005

Here's a column I posted at about number portability: "It’s a simple enough request, at least from a consumer’s point of view. You’re planning to switch from using Rogers as a cellphone service provider to Bell, or from Bell to Telus, and naturally you would like to keep your phone number, so that all…