John Paczkowski

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I Know You Are, but What Am I?

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The Internet has evolved from open standards, having a diversity of companies. And when you start to have companies that control the operating system, control the browsers, they really tie up the top Web sites, and can be used to manipulate stuff in various ways. I think that’s unnerving.”

That’s what Google co-founder Sergey Brin had to say about Microsoft’s hostile bid for Yahoo. Apparently he doesn’t see the Web as an operating system. Or the irony of leveling such accusations at Microsoft when the Web today is driven in large part by “made-for-Google-AdSense” online ad-supported business models and Google is the search market’s undisputed master.

(Googlebot illustration by Tyler Jordan, eVisibility Insider)


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work