From the monthly archives:

October 2005

Column: RIM helps out Palm

by Mathew on October 18, 2005

Here's a column I posted at globeandmail.com about RIM's partnership with Palm: "For something that seemed like a blockbuster deal, the announcement that Research In Motion would license its BlackBerry email software to handheld maker (and competitor) Palm Inc. did surprisingly little to boost RIM’s stock price. After spiking by a small amount on Monday,…

Column: Web 2.0 or hype 2.0?

by Mathew on October 14, 2005

Here's a column I posted at globeandmail.com on the hype over "Web 2.0": "In the beginning, the Web was made up of low-tech websites with grainy images, and interactivity consisted of an “e-mail me" icon that looked like a spinning envelope. Then came Flash, Javascript and Java, which allowed users to interact more with the…

Column: Delphi goes bust

by Mathew on October 11, 2005

Here's a column I posted at globeandmail.com about Delphi filing for bankruptcy: "To the ancient Greeks, Delphi was the place where the high priestess of Apollo would foretell the future in return for the right number of gold pieces. General Motors just got a glimpse of its future from something called Delphi too, but this…

Column: MSN and AOL to merge?

by Mathew on October 7, 2005

Here's a column I posted on globeandmail.com about rumours of a tie-up between AOL and MSN: "Earlier this year, reports started filtering out that Microsoft and Time Warner were considering a merger of the software giant's MSN division and the cable and entertainment conglomerate's America Online unit. Nothing much came of the rumours, however, and…
Here's a column I posted at globeandmail.com about rumours of a deal between Google and Sun: "In the late 1990s, senior executives at Microsoft -- including then-CEO Bill Gates -- were obsessed with what they saw as the biggest threat to the company's domination of the software industry. That threat was the combination of a…