Google Passes Yahoo in Market Cap

I've been predicting recently that Google would pass Yahoo's market cap by the end of this year. It happened today. Here's a Reuter's story. Microsoft is worth $300 billion. Google is worth $50 billion. Yahoo is worth $48 billion. It's a very interesting race. And its great for consumers. Thanks Google for "not being evil" and for forcing other companies to play by your rules and provide more and more value to consumers.

Connect Magazine

Connect Magazine (which covers the Utah high tech scene) invited me to write a column every month for their excellent publication. My first article comes out next week. It's about the importance of angel investors. Upcoming topics include: tools for 21st century entrepreneurs and search engine marketing. Subscribe to Connect.

Let me know what you would like addressed in future issues.

Utah 100–Fastest Growing Companies for 2004

Mountain West Venture Group honored the 100 fastest growing companies in Utah yesterday at the Grand America Hotel. Senator Bob Bennett gave a keynote speech about entrepreneurship and creating jobs. He complains that most senators are lawyers and don't even understand something as straightforward to a small business owner as a K-1 form and the tax rates associated with partnerships and S-Corporations. As a former businessman, he has tried to raise their awareness of small business issues.

UVSC Lectures on Internet Marketing

I'm not teaching Business Formation at UVSC this semester (Kent Millington is the instructor this semester), but I'll be giving lectures on internet marketing on Nov 3, 10, and 17. If you want to attend as my guest, please email me for more details.

UITA Hall of Fame

My favorite annual event in Utah is the UITA Hall of Fame dinner. Last night the latest inductee into the Utah Information Technology Associaton's Hall of Fame was Kevin Rollins, CEO of Dell Computer. The evening was grand.

The UITA Hall of Fame now includes:

Turning Comments Back On

A few months ago I had to turn off the comments on my blog because the comment counter from Radio Userland was slowing the site down too much.

Today I've turned the comments back on. Radio Userland CEO Scott Young says the speed issue has been resolved. This is Radio is good blogging software in case you want to publish your own blog on your own domain. It costs only $39.95. Their tech support has always been responsive to me. (Thanks, Lawrence!) In addition to comments, I'm going to be adding a Blog Roll soon.