From the monthly archives:

November 2005

Fruits of Ray Ozzie’s labour

by Mathew on November 21, 2005

Ray Ozzie, the Lotus Notes founder who is now chief techno-visionary at Microsoft (and author of one of the recent "sea change" memos about the need to embrace the interactive Web) has a new blog, and in one of his first posts he talks about a new extension to the RSS newsfeed standard that allows…

Is Web 2.0 just one big party?

by Mathew on November 20, 2005 · 2 comments

Am I the only one who feels left out of the whole buzz and hum that is Web 2.0, with its launch parties and takeover parties and Flickr galleries of same? I'm joking, more or less, but sometimes Toronto -- or just about anywhere that isn't the Bay area -- feels an awful long way…

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Google takes over the Internet

by Mathew on November 17, 2005

Robert X. Cringely has an interesting theory about why Google has been buying all that dark fibre everyone says it has been acquiring: to take over the Internet -- but in a good way. "The probable answer lies in one of Google's underground parking garages in Mountain View," he says. "There, in a secret area…

The new kid vs. the veteran

by Mathew on November 17, 2005

One of the things causing a lot of buzz in the blogosphere lately -- apart from the rumours spreading like wildfire that facial-recognition startup Riya, profiled recently by TechCrunch, may be acquired by Google for as much as $60-million -- is the debate over the incredible growth of Digg.com, which according to Alexa is getting…
It hasn't been that long since America Online bought Jason Calacanis's Weblogs Inc. stable for a reported $25-million (U.S.) -- and now comes another deal that is the polar opposite. From whom? None other than Jason's old nemesis and polar opposite himself, Nick Denton of Gawker.com and Gizmodo.com and so many other great blogs. When…