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This site is on a 1and1 server somewhere. Then I see this…

kelblog : Un hébergeur à éviter absolument: (in French!)

Look like I should start looking for a new home!

HP: It’s all about the CEO stupid

Add one more item to the list of things that we relearn every five years…

The secret of IT transformation: It’s all about the CEO stupid

The same thing was written about SAP installations, LAN installations, PC roll outs and moving to Windows (in about 92)!!!

This is news?

Telcos give their business away

Saw this while surfing…

Strategy: Nokia jealous of Apple, wants cut of the action

What amazes me is that the Telcos have given their business away to the handset companies and they don’t seem to have realized.

If I understand what Apple has managed to do here it is probably the end of the mobile network operators. Apple gets the brand, Apple gets the client relationship (you need to activate the phone through iTunes), they get the options revenue (you buy music and applications through iTunes), they get a cut of the call revenue and the best of all (as far as they are concerned) they get the subsidy for the phone. What have the networks got out of this deal?

There is a chance that Apple could start giving phones away and living off the 30% of the call revenue. Where does that leave the network operators?

Le Web 3: One Man & H is Blog on the Rose love-in

Having sat through the “interview”, this made me laugh…

Le Web 3: Kevin Rose of Digg – One Man & His Blog

There was no substance in the talk and this was the professional journalist. Cover story of Newsweek no less. It says something that the professionals play such softball.

I predict a wedding before next Christmas!

Winer and the iPhone

I sat and watched Dave Winer tale this photo this morning.

Geraldine and Loic on Flickr

What was great to see was how easy it was; and how natural.

It reminds me of the quote that any sufficiently good technology is indistinguishable from magic. Watching Dave this morning was like watching Merlin.

I however will be posting photos a lot more slowly simply because the Wi-Fi sucks and I need to sync the camera with the PC etc.

Bloody hell this is early.

I’m witing this from my mobile phone in the metro on the way to LeWeb3.

Last year this trip was five minutes on my bike. This year it’s out of bed at six and a metro across town.

Hope the coffee is worth it!

Why less is more…

I always wondered about the total number of hit in a Google search. The Google Operating System Blog explains the process in more detail; Google Finds Less Search Results.

The surprise to me was here:

“When you perform a search, the results are often displayed with the information: Results 1 – 10 of about XXXX. Google’s calculation of the total number of search results is an estimate. We understand that a ballpark figure is valuable, and by providing an estimate rather than an exact account, we can return quality search results faster.”

I’ve seen business plans based on that estimate. That it is;

  1. An estimate.
  2. Likely to radically change overnight.

is shocking. Just proves that you should never assume.