Archive for July, 2005

IPOD MINUS HP

July 29, 2005

“HP has decided that reselling iPods does not fit within the company’s current digital entertainment strategy.”

Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris, on Hewlett-Packard’s decision to drop the iPod, Wired News, 29 July 2005

SECURITY THROUGH IMPURITY

July 28, 2005

“As responsible corporations, Cisco and ISS have a thorough process of disclosure and communication in talking about matters such as this.”

Cisco spokesbot John Noh, on his company’s efforts to prevent an ISS security researcher from disclosing a bug in his company’s router software, Wired News, 27 July 2005

I REALLY WANTED TO SCORE SOME LONG TAIL

July 27, 2005

“I believe the world is breaking up into millions of media brands, in a world we thought was going to end up in the hands of Rupert Murdoch.”

AlwaysOn publisher Tony Perkins, on launching a red herring for his new social networking service, GoingOn, SiliconBeat, 18 July 2005

TAKING THE “EARN” OUT OF “JOURNALISM”

July 26, 2005

“The worst part is that any time you lose a unique voice, journalism as a whole suffers.”

Former Wired News editor Jon Rochmis, on the tragic lack of a free, global medium which would allow laid-off reporters to publish their thoughts, News.com, 26 July 2005

A STICKY SITUATION

July 25, 2005

“So, while the pie is slowly expanding and we can always use more, the bigger driver right now are that the shifts within the pie favor us.”

Oracle executive Chuck Phillips, on making money in enterprise software, News.com, 25 July 2005

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