Monthly Archives: August 2005

Google, the Ultimate Deflator

Google’s mission statement is “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”. At this stage, I think it should be more along the lines of Honda’s original mission statement, which was, “five Honda’s in every garage” … Continue reading

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Murdoch, WiMax, and the Two-Way Web

Rupert Murdoch realized long ago that owning content, in and of itself, yielded limited power. His frustrations when negotiating against cable czar John Malone taught him that owning distribution, in addition to content, was essential for market leverage. This is … Continue reading

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Why Murdoch Really Bought MySpace

There has been much speculation and analyses as to why Rupert Murdoch acquired MySpace. The prevailing consensus seems to be that News Corp’s motivation was to buy ad inventory targeted at the social network’s valuable young demographic (e.g. see John … Continue reading

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