From Wall Street Journal:
In a sign of how the Internet is rebounding, Jupiter predicts that marketers will spend $8.4 billion on online advertising in 2004, while earmarking $12.2 billion for magazines. In 2007, the two platforms each will get $13.8 billion. In 2008, online ad spending surges ahead, capturing $15 billion, compared to magazines' $14.5 billion, Jupiter predicts. The gap widens in 2009. The Jupiter forecast is set to be released Wednesday.
I blogged earlier this month about SearchGuy.com, a publicly traded search engine company that doesn't appear to have revenues or profits, seems to have a very small development team, and a issue-a-press-release-to-increase-our-stock-price
Skype continues to disrupt. With 16.7 million downloads, they are now preparing a commercial service that allows Skype users to make phone calls that terminate on land lines. They announced 4 partnerships today.
I had to turn comments off because so many people complained at how slow my blog was. I did some research. It turns out Radio Userland has to count the number of comments before it displays my blog, and that can slow it way down. So I turned off comments.
But I really miss the feedback and the conversation. I'm a lonelier blogger now.
I'm looking for a remotely-hosted message board that I can link to whenever I post. My two top candidates so far are ezboard.com and websitetoolbox.com.
Can anyone give me a recommendation?
I finished Joe Trippi's book last night, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything. I marked hundreds of passages and dog-eared dozens of pages. This is one man's insider view of how the Dean campaign revolutionized political campaigns forever, but more importantly, how "open source" politics will finally overthrow the top-down broadcast politics system we've been living with in the age of television.
A few thoughts since last week:
I'll be attending the Innovation Summit this week at Stanford University. Some of my favorite VCs and technology visionaries will be presenting. I can't blog from my laptop or blackberry yet (my Radio Userland blogging software is installed on my desktop only), but I know it's possible. When I attend conferences I usually take notes at every session, typing at breakneck speed.
Remember the "great sucking sound" that we used to talk about? I think it's the Roomba.
PCWorld.com: In 2003, IRobot sold 470,000 units of the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner. In just the first three months of 2004, the company has exceeded that total, and has high hopes for the second generation of the product.
Buying a robotic vacuum cleaner and lawn mower is definitely in my future purchasing plans.