WE MAKE OUR BUSINESS MODEL UP IN VOLUME

“We use a peer-to-peer system like Skype, and we are based on a hardware model, so we depend on gross hardware margins.”

Ooma CEO Andrew Frame, on his startup’s plan to profit by selling ridiculously overpriced VOIP equipment to consumers, Red Herring, 20 July 2007

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DON’T BE TRIVIAL

“Just a couple days ago, I was researching an old IBM mainframe system from the 1960s I had created on Google, and it never occurred to me to search for videos on that kind of query.”

Google cofounder Sergey Brin, trying to justify the $1.65 billion he spent on YouTube, SeekingAlpha, 19 July 2007

THE LEAKY CAULDRON OF THE INTERNET

“The URLs below contain scanned copies of original works of authorship owned by Rowling and Scholastic, namely a forthcoming Harry Potter book.”

Lawyers for Scholastic, publisher of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in a legal filing complaining about the online posting of photographs of the J.K. Rowling book’s pages, Chicago Tribune, 16 July 2007