With my travel and flu, I’ve missed a lot that’s been going on. Here’s some of the stories I found notable:
The Search Engine Rap Battle (funny if you’re in to that kind of thing)
Google invests in O3B Networks – “O3b’s mission is to provide high-speed, low-cost Internet connectivity to the “other 3 billion” people in emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.”
Microsoft cuts deal with RIM for Blackberry – It’s ALL about distribution to try to outpace Google’s reach.
Speaking of Microsoft, I’ve said in the past the company was lying in the weeds. Reading this piece from Liveside, I still believe it. The company has so many apps, so much ripe low lying fruit. Apparently, “Wave 3″ of Live is coming. Remember Windows version 3? Yep, that’s the one where the company got it…right enough to win.
Marissa on the Future of Search. Folks have picked up on her claim that search is 90% done, given that most folks said it was only about 5% done just a few years ago. I think it’s apples and oranges – 90% of the easy stuff is done, but when it comes to the hard stuff (which she covers in some detail), we have a long, long way to go.