Auction Theory

Alas, I am on a plane most of today, but this caught my eye: U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said an airwaves-leasing proposal by Google Inc. may discourage bidders in a government auction from developing their networks. Google said last week that it will bid at least…

Alas, I am on a plane most of today, but this caught my eye:

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said an airwaves-leasing proposal by Google Inc. may discourage bidders in a government auction from developing their networks.

Google said last week that it will bid at least $4.6 billion for the airwaves if the winner of the auctioned spectrum is required to lease access to the airwaves at wholesale rates. That may make bidders “less willing” to build out that network, Martin said today.

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First Voice Post: Thoughts on Web 2, Google and Auction Game Theory

HP is sponsoring the technology to make it possible for FM authors to post by voice. This is very cool given my hand situation. Thanks HP! Here's the post:…

HP is sponsoring the technology to make it possible for FM authors to post by voice. This is very cool given my hand situation. Thanks HP!

Here’s the post:


http://voiceposts.fmpub.net/searchblog/vp.11934253746a6415c39c82018227387.js

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AOL Takes Tacoda

And the beat goes on… Time Warner Inc.'s AOL unit said on Tuesday it has agreed to buy Tacoda, an online advertising company that uses behavioural targeting techniques to track Web user habits. The deal is the latest acquisition by AOL to bolster its online advertising tools following its…

And the beat goes on

Time Warner Inc.’s AOL unit said on Tuesday it has agreed to buy Tacoda, an online advertising company that uses behavioural targeting techniques to track Web user habits.

The deal is the latest acquisition by AOL to bolster its online advertising tools following its decision to move away from its Internet access business and instead offer consumers free services supported by ads.

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Facebook: Cooler Than Google?

I'm starting to read my massive backlog of feeds, and the theme is clear: Facebook has grabbed the mojo stick from Google. They got Blake Ross and Parakey, for example, and the momentum is building for the company to take the platform mantle. As Fred says, fasten your seat…

I’m starting to read my massive backlog of feeds, and the theme is clear: Facebook has grabbed the mojo stick from Google. They got Blake Ross and Parakey, for example, and the momentum is building for the company to take the platform mantle. As Fred says, fasten your seat belts.

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This Is Not How To Do It – Updated

Sprint decided to pull the plug on 1200 of its customers who complained too much (including some soldiers, oops). Man. Did the company not realize the letters would end up on the web? Did it not think through the potential jujitsu it might do – instead of giving these…

Sprint decided to pull the plug on 1200 of its customers who complained too much (including some soldiers, oops).

Man.

Did the company not realize the letters would end up on the web? Did it not think through the potential jujitsu it might do – instead of giving these customers the finger, it just might find a way to turn them into brand evangelists?

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Signs of Live

Er, life, in MSN LiveSearch. Compete says its share has jumped, the speculation is that it's due to Live Search Club, a new set of search games created to pump up search volume….

Search Club

Er, life, in MSN LiveSearch. Compete says its share has jumped, the speculation is that it’s due to Live Search Club, a new set of search games created to pump up search volume.

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The Microsoft Cloud

This is getting interesting-er and interesting-er. I can't wait for my time away (starts soon) where I will have more time to write and think. From a Cnet article: Microsoft is in the early stages of a plan that will see virtually its entire lineup of underlying Internet services…

This is getting interesting-er and interesting-er. I can’t wait for my time away (starts soon) where I will have more time to write and think. From a Cnet article:

Microsoft is in the early stages of a plan that will see virtually its entire lineup of underlying Internet services opened up to developers, the software maker made clear this week.

In addition to making available its existing services, such as mail and instant messaging, Microsoft also will create core infrastructure services, such as storage and alerts, that developers can build on top of. It’s a set of capabilities that have been referred to as a “Cloud OS,” though it’s not a term Microsoft likes to use publicly.

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