Microsoft’s Silverlight dream is over « Tim Anderson’s ITWriting. In the early days of Silverlight, simply supporting Windows and Mac accounted for most of what people wanted from a cross-platform client. That is no longer the case. Further, despite a few isolated wins, Silverlight has done nothing to dent the position of Adobe Flash as […]
Not Watergate! It’s a gateway that converts XSPF to JSON, including JSONP. I’m hosting it on my personal account, but anybody is welcome to use it. The purpose is to make it easier to use XSPF in AJAX hacks, which is usually blocked by restrictions on cross-domain XML requests. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you… […]
David Pakman on Netflix: Netflix developed great economic leverage with the rights owners — and that is the only way to force them to do deals that allow both customers to be delighted and also leave enough margin for startups to build a business. But wait, there’s more. The deals you force the rights holders […]
Demand Media for music: study how much a piece of music with a given set of characteristics is likely to earn, then commission works with those characteristics at a price less than what you stand to earn. Komar & Melamid as a CPC-driven content farm.
Andrew Baron of Rocketboom wrote a bit on TechCrunch entitled The Future Of TV Is HTML: The world is obsessed with apps right now. An app is just software for your computer, and developers are being forced to recreate the same experience dozens of different ways. It’s a constant re-inventing of the wheel. What a […]
My wife Karen and I are overjoyed at the birth of our son yesterday. Noah Jackson Gonze entered the world at 11:45 AM on 10/15/10. He’s a hearty 21.5 inches and 7 lbs 15 oz.
PC and mobile apps are used by individuals. Interactive TV apps like MOG’s Roku channel are used by groups. Everybody in the living room can see a living room app at the same time. Everybody there wants the benefit of the movie or the song or the map or whatever the app does. This limits […]
From an essay by Erik Moeller on the Creative Commons Non-commercial license: Any market built around content which is available for free must either rely on goodwill or ignorance. The potential to benefit financially from mere distribution is therefore quite small. Where it exists due to a predominance of old media, it is likely to […]