Archive for July, 2004

WE’RE TRADING IT TO TIME WARNER FOR A BROWSER LICENSE

July 23, 2004

“Slate, in the grand scheme of Microsoft, is not a big investment.”

Scott Moore, general manager of Microsoft’s MSN Network, on the prospect of selling the only product the company has managed to debug, The Washington Post, 23 July 2004

WHAT YOU DON’T HAVE, YOU DON’T NEED IT NOW

July 22, 2004

“If it is on the Internet this week, we will release it immediately as a legal download on iTunes, and get hard copies into the shops by the end of the month.”

U2 lead singer Bono, laying out plans for turning the theft of the band’s latest CD into a publicity stunt, Daily Telegraph, 22 July 2004

THICKER MARGINS IN THIRTY DAYS!

July 21, 2004

“We’re like a little kid on the playground who was skinny and could be pushed around. We’re bulked up but haven’t quite gotten the respect.”

Ask Jeeves executive Jim Lanzone, on the fourth-place search engine’s quest for props, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 July 2004

SEARCH AND YE SHAN’T FIND

July 21, 2004

“In the long term, we’ll hit a wall where a lot of the search buys that make sense today won’t make sense anymore because prices will have risen so high.”

Nielsen/NetRatings analyst Ken Cassar, on the coming drought of outlets for search advertising, The New York Times, 19 July 2004

WALKING ON MADISON

July 20, 2004

“I was on Madison, and it was, like, on every block, there was someone with white headphones, and I thought, ‘Oh, my God, it’s starting to happen’.”

Apple CEO Steve Jobs, on the cult of iPod, Newsweek, 26 July 2004 (issue date)

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