Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Steve O'Grady has an interesting suggestion for Sun: Get out of the fulfilment business that your new Startup Essentials program created for you, since you're not a Web commerce company. Steve suggests Amazon or eBay as order and fulfilment partners.

Coincidentally, I finally got around to listening to Werner Vogel's podcast at ITConversations on scalability, reliable services delivery and Amazon's Web Services APIs. He describes an Amazon very different from the bookstore many people think about. Much of what Werner says supports Steve's argument: You'd be crazy to build your own store, these days, with AWS' e-commerce APIs and systems at your disposal.

Friday, January 19, 2007

No-fly list to be scrubbed.

Even if you shrink the no-fly list by one-half, it is still a waste of time and money.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Cisco iPhone trademark suit.

Cisco's General Counsel, Mark Chandler, writes about the company's claim against Apple for trademark infringement on the iPhone. This case will be an interesting one to watch.