Out of curiosity, I did a compete.com comparison of Facebook’s traffic versus that of Google and Yahoo. The next few months shall be interesting.
As reported by ComScore, the world-wide internet population has surpasses 1 billion as of December 2008. While it is quite a big number, the data also mean another 5 billion people are not online. Having grown up with internet since elementary school, I cannot imagine life with out it. ComScore broke the data down to [...]
According to the New York Times, Mizuko Ito, a research at Univeristy of California, Irvine, claims that internet socializing, which has caused fear in many parents, is not necessarily bad. She says, “But their participation is giving them the technological skills and literacy they need to succeed in the contemporary world. They’re learning how to [...]
Microsoft Research is always doing cutting edge stuff. Bill G must have a lot of toys.
It is normal to be afraid of big companies. With all their resources, they are a major competitors and steal your customers with a snap of a finger. For example, I’m sure Google Calendar killed a lot of other web applications out there. However, another view that people don’t normally think about is to look [...]
Kevin Rose chimes in on why he thinks it’s good idea to do a startup in the midst of an economic downturn. My views is similar to his. He agrees with Paul Graham’s original post, and so do I. Since Facebook, Youtube, Digg, MySpace, and Flickr were founded, there hasn’t really been any other companies [...]
While Startuply seems to be doing OK, other job boards have been seeing a decline in jobs. Joblighted, an online job aggregator, has reported its statistics, showing a clear decline in job listings. As I noted, Startuply is only one player this entire ecosystem, and it’ll be great to see data on others as well.
It’s clear by now that the technology industry is not insulated from the Wall Street fallout. Layoffs have been popular from large corporations (EBay, Yahoo, HP) to startups (Mahalo, Seesmic, Adbrite). On the hand, TechCrunch has also noted that many of these layoffs may not be actual layoffs, but just an opportunity to get rid [...]
Entrepreneurs are always telling other entrepreneurs to just go for it. Drop out of school, start a company. Quit that job, do something you’re passionate about. We are the misfits. I’m totally for the gun-ho attitude, but I think it’s almost important to keep a realistic mindset.
I don’t want to see people putting their whole [...]