Thursday, December 22, 2005

Cox Cable - on Demand?

Cox has launch their OnDemand product in our area. Works great, we were enjoying watching Rome. And, then, Tuesday night, it disappeared from our choices. Worse, no one from Cox could explain why that was. The suggested solution was to send a technician out to my house. Somehow that doesn't seem like it's going to solve the problem. Hopefully, they'll put something up on the website, with a little more detail.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Time Warner Cable - Digital Phone

Om Malik on Time Warner Cable hitting 1MM Digital Phone customers.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Very funny post on the perils of HDTV and picking a standard to use; especially with an Xbox.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Got back from a quick trip to Search Engine Strategies 2005 in Chicago.
My SEM toolbox was extremely helpful. Lots of great links to useful, free tools.
Buying and selling links didn't break too much next ground. The common theme seemed to be you get what you pay for, and you need to be very careful about exactly what it is that you're paying for. Oh, and links purchased through ad servers don't do much good for rising in search engines, although they may certainly drive traffic to your site.
Finally, I was on the In House Forum. I was struck by how many folks in the audience were interested in outsourcing paid search marketing. There was also a lot of interest in negotiating internal political waters.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

I had signed up for an account on Ning a while back, and finally got around to trying it out. It's very easy to clone an app, and then customize it a little bit. I didn't get around to tinkering with any .php or html code, but did set up the "Who's a better runner?" page.
It's fun, and I could use it for a lot of interesting applications, especially for fun stuff that I wouldn't be able to code on my own, or wouldn't want to spend the time on it.
The Ning Blog keeps folks up to date on what's going on. There isn't much on the revenue model, though, which is going to be a key point.
Right now, they fund the development through the AdSense revenue.
I think if they offered an obvious way for folks to make a little revenue from it, you'd have more people doing development, which would really help the expansion.