Archive for the 'Internet' Category

Google-Youtube deal announced

Google announced its acquisition of Youtube after the market closed today in a stock purchase valued at $1.65 billion. I’ve outlined why I thought this is a good purchase for all parties involved in the previous post. The fallout with this purchase is that Yahoo will most likely speed up its courtship of Facebook, which […]

Google – Youtube. A good deal?

There is rampant speculation that Google is close to buying Youtube. Let’s take a look at whether this is a good deal from 3 respects: Google, Youtube, and users. Google 1. This acquisition will instantly make Google the #1 player in online video, currently the hot trend on the internet. Outside of search, Google […]

Number of Browser Bugs

According to Symantec’s twice-yearly Internet Security Threat Report, the number of bugs found by browser during the first 6 months of this year is as follows: Mozilla browsers: 47 Internet Explorer: 38 Safari: 12 Opera: 7 Interesting that Mozilla browsers had more bugs than IE. I wonder if it’s because Mozilla is gaining in popularity, […]

eBay buys Skype

eBay is buying Skype, the up-and-coming VoIP player for between $2.6 and $4.1 billion, depending on Skype’s future financial performance. Very interesting combination. And it looks odd. But, if you compare this with Yahoo’s deal with Alibaba.com, there are actually similarities. In combining Alibaba’s ecommerce platform with Yahoo’s Messenger/Mail/Search capabilities, the new Alibaba entity created […]