From the monthly archives:

May 2006

As more than one person has already pointed out, the much-anticipated -- and much delayed, and much criticized -- Vonage IPO just keeps setting new records for how screwed up a public share offering can get. In what no doubt seemed like a Web 2.0-type gesture for a tech issue, the company offered its customers…

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Sometimes it's just impossible not to hate Walt Mossberg. Okay, hate is a strong word. But still -- not only does he have a plum job getting access to all the cool gadgets and tech stuff, and writing about it for the Wall Street Journal, but he also hosts the D: All Things Digital conference,…
I hope Tim O'Reilly's houseboating trip on Lake Powell was relaxing, because he came back to a boatload of stress as a result of his company's association with a "cease and desist" letter that CMP Media sent to a (non-profit) IT group in Ireland for using the term Web 2.0 in relation to a conference.…

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I know it can't have been easy being stuck in the glass elevator in Apple's cool new store in New York, but since no one died in this tragic accident, I feel safe in making what I consider to be the obvious comparison with Apple "locking" people into iTunes via its use of DRM and…

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Scott Karp over at Publishing 2.0 has a post in which he questions the somewhat gushing tone of an op-ed piece in the New York Times over the weekend about net neutrality. Scott says that his problem with the piece is that the great promise of a democratic Web is an illusion. The problem with…

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