Archive for the ‘Web as Business Platform’ Category

Ivan Seidenberg shines the “light” on Verizon’s FIOS strategy

Dave Burstein at DSL Prime reports that Ivan Seidenberg effectively says the the wireline voice telecom business is dying: “we have to pivot and make a shift from the voice business to the data business and eventually to the video business. … we must really position ourselves to be an extremely potent video-centric asset.”  He […]

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Publishing and Advertising 2.0 – Part 2

The Internet will continue to drive major structural change into the advertising and other digitizable media for the next 25-35 years. (The Carlota Perez book previously mentioned explains paradigmatic technology diffusion; Ray Kurzweil, referenced below, builds on the same concept to posit that technology/human change has accelerated since time began and will continue to do so, […]

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Publishing & Advertising 2.0 – Part 1

Publishing and advertising are undergoing structural transition last seen when Gutenberg’s press was invented. The Internet, and more specifically, the broadband Internet (which has reached critical mass during the last six years), eliminates the cost of distribution as an economic factor in media publishing and advertising. The fact that some businesses, including most of the […]

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Business Development 2.0

According to a veteran IT venture capitalist and current Web 2.0 investor, the Web 2.0 phenomenon is producing changes in the job description for "business development"  Fred says:   But the job of a business development executive is changing. You have to be more product focused, more technical, and focus on making deals where there […]

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Picture Worth "A Thousand Words"

Here is a great chart prepared by Martin Geddes of Telepocalypse, along with some comments excerpted from his post regarding Ebay’s acquistion of Skype.  Together, they provide the best explanation I have seen for the strategic rationale underlying the deal.  Not surprisingly, my web wanderings have yet to lead me to a financial rationale justifying […]

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A VC: Point Solutions vs End to End Solutions

In this post, Fred Wilson discusses A VC: Point Solutions vs End to End Solutions. Point Solutions vs End to End Solutions

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Burnham's Beat: The Death of Compiled Applications

Burnhams’ Beat describes The Death of Compiled Applications: Data was the first and most logical component piece to be pulled out of applications and from that a giant industry was created, databases.  Later, client-server architectures broke applications into muliple pieces and separated applications functions, but they didn’t actually pull a lot of functionality out of […]

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Financial Supply Chain

While wandering the Web, I stumbled across a company, Prime Revenue, that offers to optimize the "financial supply chain" of its customers.  PrimeRevenue is the key to a financially optimized supply chain.  For Buyers and Suppliers. Our program is an innovative and unparalleled solution that brings the benefits of information technology to the financial supply […]

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