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Tag Archives: IBM

Google Update!- Estimated Value – $32B, But Also Taking Over News and Display Ad Leadership!

Posted in eCommerce
Watching the world economy meltdown in the past year it’s not much of a surprise that Google value increased by about 25% to number 7 in the world with an estimated value to an $32B! Other technology companies did not fare as well as reported by BusinessWeek and Interbrand:IBM increased by about 2%, Microsoft lost about 4%,… Continue Reading

Is Wikipedia Finished?

Posted in eCommerce
Speculation that Wikipedia has run out of ideas is an amusing headline. It’s hard to believe that in 8 years Wikipedia has more than 2.8 million English articles since the Encyclopedia Britannica started in 1768 and has about 250,000 articles. Wikipedia’s growth is quite astonishing since in March 2006 (three years ago) the 1 millionth… Continue Reading

Internet Big Bang Theory

Posted in eCommerce
After teaching the Law of eCommerce since 2000 I have established my own perspective of 5 Big Bangs which propelled the Internet, three of which were described in a recent blog: 1st Big Bang- Invention of the punch card for the 1890 census by Dr. Herman Holerith (which led to the IBM); 2nd Big Bang–… Continue Reading

EU Antitrust Activities Aimed at Microsoft and IBM

Posted in IT Industry
Google (Chrome browser) and Mozilla (Firefox browser) joined forces in the EU to complain about Microsoft’s marketing of Internet Explorer (IE) originally brought by Norwegian browser company Opera, and T3 filed an antitrust complaint in the EU against IBM for adversely impacting the mainframe market. Neither Microsoft nor IBM are strangers to antitrust actions in… Continue Reading