Category: Business

  • Microsoft is Doing It All Wrong

    Microsoft is still a behemoth but I think they’re taking all the wrong approaches for many of their biggest products like Windows, Office, and Xbox. This is all my opinion of course, they can do whatever the F they want to do.

  • Gap Reverts Back to Old Logo

    So not too long ago, Gap unveiled its new logo and brand identity, only to recently just switch back in response to overwhelmingly negative public response. Personally I think the new logo is horrible and like the old logo much better. They switched to plain Helvetica font and a little blue gradient box in the […]

  • WordPress Themes are GPL

    WordPress is an open-source content management system for websites that I use very often for my personal projects and client work. In fact, it powers this site as well. Recently there was a very contentious and public spat between Matt Mullenweg (original co-developer and primary frontman for WordPress and CEO of Automattic) and Chris Pearson […]

  • Xoom.com Money Transfer Service

    I recently used Xoom.com to send money abroad and had a very frustrating experience. I used Xoom because it was cheaper and more convenient than doing an international wire transfer at my bank. I actually used a coupon code that waived the $9.99 credit card transaction fee as well. For convenience and my privacy, let’s […]

  • How In Hell is Twitter Worth 1 Billion?

    Twitter recently took a $100 million investment, valuing the company at $1 billion. Twitter makes no money and has yet to figure out any kind of business model. And even if it does, it’s definitely not going to have revenue worthy of a $1 billion valuation anytime soon. I’d argue Twitter is another online fad […]

  • Time Warner Cable Bandwidth Caps

    Bandwidth caps are bad for consumers, plain and simple. It’s simply a way to squeeze more money out of consumers while the cable company’s costs are largely fixed. Granted, they’re only expanding to a few select markets (including Rochester, NY), but they’ll be crazy to do this in any market where they actually have competition […]

  • Yahoo is Screwed

    So Yahoo officially announced that its talks with Microsoft have concluded they have once again failed to reach any kind of deal. There are reports that Yahoo may soon announce a search deal with Google. They’ll basically be outsourcing search to Google. Throwing away a core competency key to its long-term success for short-term gain. […]

  • Waste of Time, Effort, and Money

    I find that often with mid-sized businesses on up, there’s a lot of wasted time and lost productivity, mainly due to multiple layers of management and departments. Things like status meetings and conference calls are held to update a bunch of people who add no value and can’t contribue to the process or task at […]

  • Boo to the “Amazon Tax”

    New York recently enacted a new tax law that requires Internet-based retailers to collect sales tax from customers based in New York. The tax has been informally dubbed the “Amazon Tax”. If you do any kind of online shopping you know that most of the time you don’t get charged sales tax on your purchases. […]

  • Digg Looking for Buyers

    So TechCrunch recently reported that Digg is looking to be acquired. Note that this is not official and is an unconfirmed report. Among the parties bidding on Digg are Microsoft and Google. I think it’s about time and if Digg doesn’t sell soon, it’s going to have to lower its expectations more and more. Honestly, […]