Monthly Archives: April 2008

iPhone Canada: Pay me now, or pay me later

If you're an Apple fan who has been waiting for the iPhone -- or at least an "official" version of the iPhone -- for lo, these many months, your heart probably leaped at the word from Rogers Communications supremo Ted Rogers this morning that he has signed a deal with Apple to launch a maple-flavoured…

Twitter: more mainstream than it looks

My friend Kara Swisher has a post up about Twitter, in which she talks about an informal poll she took of some friends at a wedding, and how none of them had ever heard of Twitter. Everyone had heard of Facebook, however, and about half of them had an account. Is that surprising? Not really.…

Multiple-voting shares: good or evil?

Marc Andreessen has an excellent rundown on his blog of the issues and possible outcomes in the Microsoft-Yahoo takeover battle -- something that virtually any newspaper I can think of would be pleased to run as an analysis piece. With the help of a couple of corporate M&A lawyers, he outlines the various strategies that…

Clay Shirky and the “cognitive surplus”

Clay Shirky, who teaches and speaks about "new media," has posted the transcript of a speech he gave at the recent Web 2.0 conference, in which he talks about how TV as a whole is effectively a societal response to a surplus of leisure time -- and how much better it would be if those…

Twitter raises money, birds fly

Sarah Lacy of Yahoo's TechTicker show -- yes, the same one who did that interview with Mark Zuckerberg at SXSW that was either a train wreck or merely underwhelming, or somewhere in between -- has a post up at her blog that spends several hundred words telling us how uninteresting it is that Twitter is…