Tag Archives: Reorganization

Google’s Missteps

By | August 26, 2010

By Jeremy Wagstaff This one needed some correcting, for which apologies, and also, unsurprisingly, attracted some opprobrium. It’s Google Notebook, not Notes, and Jaiku’s founders are Finnish, not Swedish. I’m a big fan of Google. A big fan. But I’ve finally realized what its problem is. It doesn’t know what the hell it’s doing. Take its recent decision… Read More »

The Hazards of Recommending

By | January 30, 2009

Think twice before you agree to recommend someone on LinkedIn. They may be a logic bomber. You may have already read about the fired Fannie Mae sysadmin who allegedly placed a virus in the mortgage giant’s software. The virus was a bad one: it was set to execute at 9 a.m. Jan. 31, first disabling Fannie Mae’s computer… Read More »

Stoop to Congoo?

By | August 23, 2007

Is business networking site Congoo resorting to spam to build its user base? I suspect it is. Congoo is on one hand a good idea — a place to gather and monitor content on your industry, including content that is usually subscription only (like WSJ.com, who publish my weekly Loose Wire column.) But it’s also a networking tool… Read More »

Save Money: Fire Yourself

By | March 17, 2005

How often does this happen? Mankato editor resigns rather than cut staff MANKATO, Minn. — The top editor of The Free Press announced she would resign rather than cut newsroom jobs to meet budget targets. On Tuesday, The Free Press reported the decision by editor Deb Flemming to leave the company on April 9 as part of a… Read More »

Banks, Phishing And A Dereliction Of Responsibility

By | November 14, 2004

Online commerce suffers from one major flaw: It’s online. That means we need to use computers (or computer-like devices, such as cellphones). It means we need to use the Internet. Together this is a lethal cocktail. And for online banking, it just may mean it is fatal. Online banking, for example, is not like using an ATM. Or… Read More »