News.com: Year in review: The Internet reborn
. "Five years after the dot-com meltdown, the Internet's technologies, industries and culture are showing a kind of vigor and inspiration not seen since the 1990s."
Got Ads?: Understanding Brin and Page
. "The importance of innovative infrastructure at Google can't be over-emphasized. If you want to understand how Brin, Page and the top Googlers think, just say to yourself: Is there a way I can radically over-haul how infrastructure works?"
Got Ads?: Prediction: Google MORE dominant in 2006
. "Google has the biggest liquid market for search ads, and for contextual ads (i.e. AdSense). By a LOT. And their lead will get bigger in 2006." Bra kommentarer av vikten av likvida marknader vid försäljning av sökannonsering, men jag ser inte att det är winner takes all-marknader på användarsidan.
Wired: How Click Fraud Could Swallow the Internet
. "Pay-per-click advertising is big, big, big business. So are bogus hits on Internet ads. It's search giants against scam artists in an arms race that could crash the entire online economy." Ingressen är lite överdriven, men click fraud är ett problem för ekosystemet som annonsörer-sökmotorer-annonsplatser utgör.
Internet Outsider: eCommerce Accelerating
. "It's taken a while, but most of those seemingly nutty mid-90s predictions about the potential for ecommerce are being borne out."
New York Times: The Net Is a Boon for Indie Labels
. "Exploiting online message boards, music blogs and social networks, independent music companies are making big advances at the expense of the four global music conglomerates, whose established business model of blockbuster hits promoted through radio airplay now looks increasingly outdated." "Independent labels account for more than 18 percent of album sales this year - their biggest share of the market in at least five years, according to Nielsen SoundScan data."
Big Picture: Annual CD Sales Slide Resumes; Down 8% for '05
. "Much of the industry's complaints are actually about disintermediation -- the web forces them out of the relationship between the artists and their fans. The indies understand this, and have been using the net to promote their unknown artists."
Wired: Revenge of the Dotcom Poster Boy
. "He was the king - and kingmaker - of New York's Silicon Alley, a new media cheerleader turned media mogul. Then the bubble burst. But, baby, he's back." Tidigare intervju med Jason Calacanis i Wired från juli 1999
Net Sense: My Internet list for 2006
. "Engineers will become increasingly valuable as content companies spend more resources on search and other interactive and communications tools to engage their audiences. Unfortunately, content companies realizing that it's not just their job to create content but to create a solid search and interactive experience, won't be able to lure the best and brightest engineers because the geeks are going to work for the big four, where there is a higher purpose."
Uppkopplat: Internetreklam för 2 miljarder kronor 2006
. "Internetmarknadsföring närmar sig 2 miljarder kronor 2006, enligt en prognos från Institutet för reklam och mediestatistik i deras senaste rapport, eller närmare bestämt 1 978 000 000 kronor och 6,9 procent av reklamkakan."
ClickZ: Forecast Increases Outlook on Online Advertising
. "The forecast for 2006 is $16.6 billion, up from an earlier estimate of $14.9 billion. The 21 percent increase is attributed a more immediate shift of ad dollars to online than previously expected, according to the report."