I am spending a good deal of time trying to determine where mobile technology is going. Several of my companies are going to be involved in delivering content or services to mobile devices including cell phones. So it is a bit frustrating to keep finding research analyst reports that are priced in the $2-5,000 range. Here's a 53 page report on the future of mobile phones selling for $3,495.
I have a friend who uses Zoovy for her e-commerce system. That is the only way -- until today -- that I had heard of the company. But today I was very impressed to discover that they have already integrated their e-commerce services with Google Analytics, Google Base and Google Site Map. My friend really likes Zoovy. Now I can see why.
Interesting to add up the market caps of the 4 leading internet companies and compare them to 30 year old Microsoft. Google: $124.9 billion eBay: $66 billion Yahoo: $61.2 billion Amazon: $20 billion Total: $272.1 billion Microsoft: $297.7 billion I blogged in 2004, months before Google went public, that within 10-15 years Google's market cap would surpass Microsoft's.
Librarian of Congress James Billington is proposing a World Digital Library project that will provide free access to millions of important documents from around the world. Google is donating $3 million to the cause. Others will join it. The American Memory project from the Library of Congress already provides free access to millions of pages of American history content.