Tag Archives: co-founder

Revolutions, Lynch Mobs and Anonymity

By | January 18, 2011

This is a copy of my weekly Loose Wire Column By Jeremy Wagstaff Tunisia in the midst of overthrowing a two-decade old regime. A new website that lets you answer and ask questions. And, in Thailand, a 16 year-old girl feels the full weight of the online public after being photographed using her cellphone after causing a deadly… Read More »

Piracy Helps Some Countries Grow

By | February 5, 2007

One can only imagine Bill Gates’ discomfort: Standing silently as the Romanian president told the world that pirated Microsoft software helped his country become what it is: Pirated Microsoft Corp software helped Romania to build a vibrant technology industry, Romanian President Traian Basescu told the company’s co-founder Bill Gates on Thursday. “Piracy,” Reuters quoted him as saying during… Read More »

Vmyths Up For Sale On eBay

By | March 23, 2005

Vmyths, the web site that takes a skeptical look a the anti-virus industry, is for sale on eBay: item 5762562547  at a starting bid of $200,000. (Or you can buy the whole thing for $280,000: Vmyths.com is the leading independent voice in the computer security and computer virus industry. The site is owned by an investor not directly… Read More »

The New Search Wars

By | August 4, 2004

Search is getting big again. Will it work this time around? Programs that search your hard drive have been around for a while, but few of them seem to last. There was Magellan, askSam (OK, still around, sort of), Altavista’s Desktop Search, dtSearch (still going strong) and Enfish (still around, barely breathing). That was in the 1990s. But… Read More »

Blogger Gets A New Look

By | May 10, 2004

Google has given Blogger a new look, courtesy of a company called Adaptive Path, “the industry’s leading user-experience consultancy”. It’s not bad, certainly an improvement on the old interface. But is it enough to win over all the folk who have migrated to places like Typepad, which offer many more features? In a news release it’s clear the… Read More »