29 décembre 2007

netscape: 1994-2008

Starting Feb 1st 2008, AOL, who bought Netscape for $10B in 1999, will cease supporting netscape.

For a lot of people, including me, netscape represents the beginning of the Internet experience. Thanks Marc.

27 décembre 2007


Apple filed few days ago a patent to let you order and be alerted when your order is ready from an electronic device. Source: Forbes
Translation: you might get a fancy widget on your iPhone/iPod Touch to order your big Mac and fries and get a bip back when your succulent meal is ready to enjoy.
Easy to imagine the deals with large commerce chains; the special iCashier to speed up the wait and make everybody want to get the magic system... hence the patent. Zune et al, no can do :)

AAPL is up 1.3% in a market down the same amount.

Steve is my hero...

26 décembre 2007

Happy holidays

Have all a fantastic 2008. a Premium 2008 :-)
Promise, in 2008, I'll post more...

10 décembre 2007

Market cap overview. Innovation pays out...

Here's a quick look at market capitalization evolution in the last 10 years .
Basically, you have:
1. the historical, forever here, stars that are now only getting back to levels they knew before the bubble bust in 2001: HP, IBM, MSFT. With a special mention for Adobe who is above its highest level
2. those who are not recovering: Yahoo and Ebay
3. and those way above: Google and Apple.

What has the 3rd category in common: they innovate in new sectors...


HPQ 133000 market cap equals 2000

IBM 150000 market cap equals 2001

AAPL 170000 more than 6 times market cap in 2000


MSFT 323000 market cap equals 2001

ADBE 25000 market cap slightly above highest point, was in 2001


YHOO 34000 market cap still under 2005. never recovered from bubble burst
EBAY 45000 market cap is lower than 2004/05

GOOG 223000 market cap at all time high

ETFC 1750 market cap crashed following mortgage market troubles

08 décembre 2007

New netvibes release ("Ginger"): Sneak preview

Team has been working very hard on this upcoming new release of Netvibes. Result is just phenomenal (no, no, I'm not biased :-))
A little more here and much more on Tuesday at LeWeb3 in Paris. See you all there...

02 décembre 2007

Hello World. 1 out of 5 online, 1 out of 20 braodband connected

We are 1.25 billion connected to the Internet, 304 millions thru a broadband connection.
Guess who's the most broadband connected country?
Netherland with 34%. According to this table.
And who's the most connected to the Net?
Iceland. 88%! (same source)
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