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Archive for December 15th, 2006

Facebook worth $8 Billion?

Posted by rexdixon on December 15, 2006

Now we know. We know what Mark Zuckerberg was waiting for. We all know that the paltry $1 Billion that Yahoo was offering wasn’t worth the $8 Billion that Facebook is worth. I think that Facebook had it’s 15 minutes. If Facebook was ever worth that much money, then they would have theoretically have been bigger then MySpace. They never were.

Where does Facebook go now? IPO? Sell at a lower then $8 Billion price. Technically Speaking, they really need to get a reality check.  I can tell you that $8 Billion is out of the question, $1 Billion is even stretching it.

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Skype Announces Changes Officially

Posted by rexdixon on December 15, 2006

Skype is now finally announcing the changes that GigaOm did earlier. This blog along with others jumped on the GigaOm article when it came out. It seems like Om even knows more or is faster on the keyboard rather then those at the companies out there these days.

Technically Speaking, you know in the corporate world, they have to think, and sometimes that requires a meeting, and then a lunch, and another meeting before press releases are out there.

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AOL what is left?

Posted by rexdixon on December 15, 2006

Well the news is hitting right now (breaking story below link)now that more people on the executive level are leaving or getting tossed aside. The AOL PR machine is not commenting. What is left? AOL is basically dead in the water and that is literally speaking.

The leadership is jumping off or getting thrown off. The people (workers) are getting laid off. So is there any reason for AOL to exist in it’s current state? Who is left running the show?

Technically Speaking, I guess someone will flip the light switch and the computers will take over at some point. Seriously, AOL needs to be bought out and absorbed into a bigger company. Which one do you think will buy the remains? Yahoo or Google or Microsoft? Do you think there is another player that could snap up this dead beast and revive it? Maybe a VC?

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Jamglue

Posted by rexdixon on December 15, 2006

Jamglue, is a remixing site. This looks like allot of fun, but I am hoping that it jamglue_logo.jpgwas not the spam message I received on MySpace last evening. The user screenshots look like they will work well for remixing, and later on I think I will give this a try. Also, this is one of those Y-Combinator companies, so the budget was kept way down.

Technically Speaking, music lives in you forever; once a musician always a musician.

Posted in Jamglue, Music, Startups, Technically Speaking | 1 Comment »

ZCubes

Posted by rexdixon on December 15, 2006

Zcubes from what I am reading, is the do-it-all-in-one-place web site. It’s zcubes_logo.jpglike throwing mud at the wall as a child (yes, I really did this) and seeing what sticks. The downside is that currently it is only available to work in IE. I will have to try this later,  as I use Firefox. The Firefox version will be released shortly, but it will be short on some of the features that the IE version has. How many more of these do-it-all portals are coming in 2007? I wonder.

Technically Speaking, I thought everyone was using Firefox these days? Or at least an alternate to IE? How many of the readers here use IE as their primary browser still and why? I’d like to know.

Posted in 2007, do-it-all, do-it-all-in-one-place-web site, portal, Startups, Technically Speaking, ZCubes | 5 Comments »

MySpace and WP

Posted by rexdixon on December 15, 2006

Yes, MySpace news and WordPress news via MyBlogLog Blog! Say that really fast. Basically the MyBlogLog service will be available on MySpace now, and an improvement for the WP avatars. Go read the blog, the MyBlogLog Blog.

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Valleywag

Posted by rexdixon on December 15, 2006

Is Valleywag essential reading? I for one think that it is. I pull in the feed, and even though they may be quite possibly borderline National Enquirer news sometimes, other times they are dead on.

I agree with what Matt says, that in the past few weeks the articles are allot stronger there. They are news worthy, and the items are good to write about further or even just link too. Is Valleywag for everyone? I am not sure on that.

I think it is, but I’m a blogger so that could be why. Technically Speaking, I will continue to read Valleywag and who knows, maybe one day Rex Dixon will be in one of their articles. Never say never is what I always say!

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Mistakes Made in Online Publishing

Posted by rexdixon on December 15, 2006

These are actually some great tips for bloggers and other publishers. Big news for this blog upcoming in a few days. Technically Speaking, I’m sure that many of you know what that news is already. 🙂

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Why Not?

Posted by rexdixon on December 15, 2006

Well this “Why no one asked Bill hard questions” has been on my mind for a minute, and it’s quite obvious. When you are invited to sit in the same room as the man that basically changed the PC world with his software licensing idea, you listen. Allot of people have forgotten how the computer world was prior to Microsoft’s dominance. Put it this way, there was none. If you wanted to be in computers, you better learn mainframes, COBOL, Assembly, pick, binary coding, etc… etc… serious up people – before Bill the computer world really took some serious engineering minds. Before you jump on that statement, please read, and I’m not saying that people today are stupid!

If you are invited to a Q&A like this, you ask appropriate questions of the man. Just like when Ross Levinsohn took time out of his day to grant Rex Dixon the interview, I kept it nice and to the point. Did you all enjoy that interview? I would say you did from the stats I saw on it.

In other words, you don’t go to a big shindig dressed in a suit jacket and open toed sandals. Yes, Technically Speaking, I’m going to beat that one to death. It’s a great example of where new meets old and old becomes new again while keeping your intergrity of being new. Do you get what I’m saying?

Posted in Bill Gates, interviews, Microsoft, Ross Levinsohn | 2 Comments »

So Many Social Content sites!

Posted by rexdixon on December 15, 2006

19ways.PNGCan you believe the sheer volume of social media content that is out there? This was called 19 ways to make social sites pay. Great article, you have to give it a read. I mean, this view just rocks – the picture below! That pretty much states allot in one picture! This is how we head into 2007 – how many will be left next year at this time????

Posted in 2007, blogging, Cha Cha, Google Video, Revver, social media content, Social Networks, Startups, streaming music, streamingvideo | 4 Comments »