A Motley Fool discussion of the idea that Wal-Mart will kill Amazon.
I still haven’t gotten the G3 monster back from the shop. Frustrating.
ECML is an XML based digital wallet standard being backed by heavyweights like Visa and American Express. I doubt that they will get all of the backend ecommerce vendors to support this as they all have different uses for the data and want it different ways.
Network Solutions’ newest play is an Internet directory/portal called the dot com directory. It doesn’t seem like anything special to me, and its main function is akin to the various Yellow Pages sites around the Web.
Coolfont is not about fonts at all, but rather, new age instead.
This site is mainly about working in Great Britain, but there’s something here for the stateside worker too.
Here’s a font archive stored in some solidly designed PHP driven pages. There’s some great fonts there too.
The biggest thing I took away from the Jupiter conference I attended last week was that the big Web players are collecting a scary amount of information about the average surfer’s habits and demographics. They feel like they are justified in doing so because they post privacy policies. Inevitably, the amount of “targeted” junk email each of the people reading this page will receive will increase dramatically over the next 24 months. This direct marketing approach is the next wave of the Web from a marketer’s perspective. There is nothing you can do about it. Every time your register for a site service, enter a contest, or join a mailing list you are giving them all the permission they need.
I’m very sorry for the lack of updates over the last few days. It’s been a very busy time for me at work, and I just haven’t had the energy to get to Bump in my off hours. I’ll be putting a large amount of material up today, and hope to have my write up on the Jupiter conference from last week up tonight at some point.
I got a promotion at work last week to a new postion titled “Manager, eMedia.”