GOOG Makes Nasdaq 100

Watch GOOG today. It was added to the NASDAQ 100. It's not the S&P 500, but it's a start. Also added were Expedia and Red Hat. When I posted this, GOOG was up four bucks….

Watch GOOG today. It was added to the NASDAQ 100. It’s not the S&P 500, but it’s a start. Also added were Expedia and Red Hat. When I posted this, GOOG was up four bucks.

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Case Pushing For Split of Time Warner and AOL

Well color me stunned…from the NYT: As Time Warner nears a decision on a big alliance with Google or Microsoft for its America Online unit, Stephen M. Case, the co-founder of AOL, has spoken out against the plan, aligning himself with the thinking of the financier Carl C. Icahn,…

Well color me stunned…from the NYT:

As Time Warner nears a decision on a big alliance with Google or Microsoft for its America Online unit, Stephen M. Case, the co-founder of AOL, has spoken out against the plan, aligning himself with the thinking of the financier Carl C. Icahn, who has pushed for a breakup of Time Warner.

Mr. Case, who recently resigned as a Time Warner director, wrote in an essay in The Washington Post on Sunday that “although I played a key role in bringing AOL and Time Warner together six years ago, it’s now my view that it would be best to ‘undo’ the merger by splitting Time Warner into several independent companies and allowing AOL to set off on its own path.”

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More Privacy Fun

This is fun stuff. Bruno used to be our man in Europe (at the Standard) and he's taken my scenario and gone much further. Now *this* is the kind of stuff that just might get Hollywood fibrillating. (Fun, folks, fun…)…

This is fun stuff. Bruno used to be our man in Europe (at the Standard) and he’s taken my scenario and gone much further. Now *this* is the kind of stuff that just might get Hollywood fibrillating. (Fun, folks, fun…)

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And Check Out These New Companies…

The list of companies that look interesting but that I simply do not have the time to grok is growing very, very long. Here are some highlights: Clipmarks. Interesting bookmarking, sharing, bloggy app.Review here. Looklater. Also a bookmarking site with some neat features. Relona. A new search engine with…

The list of companies that look interesting but that I simply do not have the time to grok is growing very, very long. Here are some highlights:

Clipmarks. Interesting bookmarking, sharing, bloggy app.Review here.

Looklater. Also a bookmarking site with some neat features.

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The Week That Was

Many things went down this past week whilst I traveled. Here's a roundup of what I missed: Windows Live Local launched (good coverage from Gary and Mike). So did Squidoo, which is either brilliant, or an AdSense honeypot scheme, or both. In any case, I know and have spoken…

Many things went down this past week whilst I traveled. Here’s a roundup of what I missed:

Windows Live Local launched (good coverage from Gary and Mike). So did Squidoo, which is either brilliant, or an AdSense honeypot scheme, or both. In any case, I know and have spoken with founder Seth Godin, and he’s not one to take lightly. Speaking of launches and potent founders, Grouper has launched version 2, and it’s quite well received. Congrats to Josh Felser….

UPDATE: I was too flip in describing Squidoo as a “scheme” and the word “honeypot” does have negative connotations – what I meant to say was, it’s built to attract search crawlers and to rank well in search, increasing the value of Adsense and other monetization schemes (there’s that word again) such as affiliate networks. That’s not a bad thing, of course. I did not mean to give the wrong impression….

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Random Note

You know, Google buys companies, Yahoo buys companies (a lot lately), but…Microsoft ain't playing, really. Have I missed their acquisitions? I remember back when they ruled the OS roost, they bought a lot of companies, and/or they did due diligence and then built the idea into their OS. What…

You know, Google buys companies, Yahoo buys companies (a lot lately), but…Microsoft ain’t playing, really. Have I missed their acquisitions? I remember back when they ruled the OS roost, they bought a lot of companies, and/or they did due diligence and then built the idea into their OS. What gives? Have they forgotten how to buy teams?

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What’s He Talking About?

I had four chances to speak with interesting audiences this past week (yeah, I'm hoarse). Ever wonder what the hell I'm talking about? I do too. Here's some coverage of my talk at iMedia, and here's coverage of my talk at the MPA….

I had four chances to speak with interesting audiences this past week (yeah, I’m hoarse). Ever wonder what the hell I’m talking about? I do too. Here’s some coverage of my talk at iMedia, and here’s coverage of my talk at the MPA.

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Another Update: Yahoo Acquires Del.icio.us

Mike has the scoop. Here's Joshua's take. Congrats to Fred and to Joshua. Here's Yahoo's post on it. Update: Sources peg the acquisition price at around $30-35 million….similar to the size of the Flickr deal. If this is the case, it's pretty rich. I don't recall the size of…

Mike has the scoop. Here’s Joshua’s take.

Congrats to Fred and to Joshua. Here’s Yahoo’s post on it.

Update: Sources peg the acquisition price at around $30-35 million….similar to the size of the Flickr deal. If this is the case, it’s pretty rich. I don’t recall the size of del.icio.us’s user base, but I doubt it’s 250,000, which was the reported user base of flickr when it was acquired. If it *is* that size, then wow, it’s grown much faster than I realized!

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USA Today Covers the Worm Turning Story

And quotes our dialog here to boot. From the piece: Opponents long ago painted Wal-Mart, Microsoft and a handful of other behemoths into a rogue's gallery of too-powerful corporations needing government restraint. Now, a brash upstart with a "don't be evil" mantra may soon join them: online search giant…

And quotes our dialog here to boot. From the piece:

Opponents long ago painted Wal-Mart, Microsoft and a handful of other behemoths into a rogue’s gallery of too-powerful corporations needing government restraint.

Now, a brash upstart with a “don’t be evil” mantra may soon join them: online search giant Google.

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