The News – 11/13/00
Most Popular ASP Applications
EMarketer has released a survey that
ranks the most popular ASP applications. To no one’s surprise email was
number one. E-commerce, however, was second followed by
accounting/financial. I guess I’m not surprised about e-commerce, but
accounting/financial? Very interesting.
Voice is Golden
I just love the lead from this article in Business
2.0: “Cell phone haters are out of luck, because voice is the word on every
Internet company's tongue this fall.” Although AOL is mentioned, we know that,
if the story concerned AOL alone, the title would have been, “You’ve got
The big stat in this article is: “The Kelsey Group
predicts that speech portals will be reaping more than $5 billion in
revenue from advertising, ecommerce transactions, and subscriber fees by
2005.” The big bummer is, the business model for voice is not yet clear,
and it’s not at all a sure thing that consumers will accept advertising.
I Want This Phone
The Japanese have the coolest phones. Take a look at the
latest from Sharp for the Japanese market. "J-SH05"
has a TFT liquid crystal panel, which can be folded into the size of a
palm. The screen is 2-inch in size, displays 65,536 colors, and displays up
to 10 words x 12 lines.