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Flat rate is about to unleash the mobile web

Remember when DSL internet access started to come with unlimited data transfer plans? This is when everyone started using for the web for all kinds of things: this is when people actually started surfing the web! The reason behind that is that flat…...

August 19, 2008 · 2 min · François Planque

Making Money Offline seminar

I've been laughing my ass out reading the report about Papa Hari's "Make Money Offline" seminar! Just a couple of quotes to give you an idea: "It was really cool, the way they taught us how to make money, like getting a job or starting a business,"…...

February 7, 2008 · 1 min · François Planque

The truth about Safari for Windows

Everybody's talking about Apple's release of their Safari web browser for Windows. And everybody's speculating about how Apple needs to convince Windows developers to make their sites iPhone compatible (the iPhone includes Safari) or how Apple wants to…...

June 23, 2007 · 1 min · François Planque

About botnets

"We used to call the Internet a sort of Wild West. Now it's more like Chicago in the 1920s with Al Capone." - Keith Laslop, president of Prolexic Technologies

October 31, 2006 · 1 min · François Planque

The Gartner Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle 2006

This is one of those examples where a picture is worth a thousand words! Got that from Cedric Giorgi who also points to this PDF from Gartner explaining what the hype cycle is about. Now, the interesting part is comparing the 2006 hype cycle with…...

August 23, 2006 · 1 min · François Planque

The Long Tail

Forget squeezing millions from a few megahits at the top of the charts. The future of entertainment is in the millions of niche markets at the shallow end of the bitstream. The long tail

June 15, 2005 · 1 min · François Planque

When the browser wars began...

Eric Sink has this very interesting piece about how he witnessed the beggining of the browser wars, working at Spyglass (the company that licensed the original IE rendering engine to Miscrosoft). About Spyglass: "We considered ourselves to be the arms…...

August 7, 2003 · 1 min · François Planque

IT independant innovation... dead?

Two quotes from PHPeverywhere: "Perhaps the problem is that the computer industry is maturing, so all the cool corners where you could do your own thing in peace are disappearing slowly..." -John Lim: "Gamma Radiation from Microsoft turns open source…...

July 27, 2003 · 2 min · François Planque

Unsubscribring from spam *NOT*

Cédric posted some interesting thoughts about whether or not to unsubscribe from spam. Cédric advocates that unsubscribing has become less a trap than it used to be, basically because spammers are better off collecting new masses of addresses than…...

June 5, 2003 · 2 min · François Planque

Google & BlogNoise: a semantic approach

As Russel points out (original article gone), the quality of searches is dwindling at Google as the result of BlogNoise. It seems to me that Google could easily cut out a lot of blogcrap of their search results if they performed their searches on a post…...

May 9, 2003 · 2 min · François Planque