Facebook Capitalization Could Mean Leak of Facebook Financials

NY Times Reports $500-Million Investment In FB By Goldman Sachs and Private Russian Investor Facebook.com has reportedly received a massive infusion of capital, according to the New York Times today, in a $500-million investment from Goldman Sachs and a private Russian investor. No word about whether the investor is also vested in Facebook’s Russian counterpart,VKontake.ru. The deal puts the value of Facebook at $50-billion. The size of the investment will likely mean the people at…

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Dead Wrong: Our 2010 Prediction That Fell Flat

Facebook May Be A Phenomenon, But Google Still Has Far Greater Traffic With the New Year cheer comes the new year pie: humble pie. We were dead wrong about Facebook overtaking Google, in terms of overall, regular traffic. Our post on February 4, 2010, which you can┬áREAD HERE, was bold, considering Google has pretty much had a lock on traffic for years. They continue to innovate in ways that keep traffic coming, too; although, their…

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Lunar Eclipse On Solstice!

Totally Unrelated to Anything Web, And Yet … The first total lunar eclipse to happen on a Solstice, in the age of the Internet, is about six minutes past peak totality. However, we must admit the totality will last for a quite a while longer. I feel sorry for our friends in Europe and South America and Africa, who got to taste the eclipse just before the sunrise in their part of the Earth. For…

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Domains Versus Websites

Does The End User Understand Domain Investing Versus Website Design? Getting people to understand how the Internet works has been a tricky thing, and getting to understand it, myself, has been tricky. Be mindful of the fact I’ve been maintaining and building websites since 2000. In that regard, I’m a bit of a late bloomer, hardly a pioneer. But I’m not a newbie, either. Understanding what a domain really is, understanding its value, is where…

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Park And 42nd Has Nothing On This Hot Property

Imagine Being Across From Grand Central Terminal. Now Imagine It Is Your Web Address! There was a marvelously interesting conversation this evening with a long-time client; this particular fellow has also become a good friend over the years, and it was sad for me to watch him shut down his business. However, he took a new opportunity that could not be passed, and that is running one of South Florida’s larger A/C and heating contracting…

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Naming Conventions and Their Importance to Semantic Web

As Data Are Searched, Keeping Variables Well-Tagged Will Enhance Search Presence The idea of Semantic Web has been around for a very long time, much longer than most people have been online. In fact, the idea of a “cloud computer” was first introduced in the 1950’s. Remington Rand built a UNIVAC Cloud Computer in the mid-1950’s. The debate over whether Semantic Web is a good thing for business seems almost ridiculous, however, to anyone who…

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iPad CSS Issues Leave Us In The Gutter

Safari Mobile Web Works Differently Than Terrestrial Webkit The iPad has brought with it exciting possibilities for mobility and cloud computing, and it has brought some design headaches for website developers. A new series of standards is not the issue. The issue is the portrait versus landscape variations of the iPad’s display, and depending upon the orientation of that display, your site will have to adjust to the variable “x-y factor”. For those of us…

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Why Windows Continues To Suck: Part III

The Final Insult Is Win7 That Shuts Down All By Itself My previous two posts on the Windows O/S family have provided sufficient background regarding my reasons for despising Windows and Microsoft, and here is the final insult: Windows 7. There are many good reasons to buy Windows, including the desire to feel enmity, the urge to do nothing, the willingness to become infested with viruses, ad infinitum. The latest reason to get Windows is…

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WTF, Facebook?

Did I Ask to Join That Group? Maybe it’s the movie, Social Media. Perhaps it’s Mark Zuckerberg handing over some control to lesser men; perhaps it’s Mark Zuckerberg becoming drunk with power. Who knows, but I’m not really happy about the new feature that permits users to automatically add me to groups. I don’t want to have to Opt-out AFTER you put me into the group, without my permission. I’ll find you, of my own…

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Video Didn’t Kill The Radio Star

Adaptation May Have Saved More Traditional Media Outlets A couple days ago, I watched as a new list of domain names came through my email’s inbox. This was among the list of names being dropped, names that were receiving a higher-than-usual back-order reservation from various bidders. Names like this usually have a premium value, but not all of them are premium names. This particular name was Love94.com. I was stunned. Why I was stunned is…

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