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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

MySpace Facebook showdown

Very interesting ( MySpace has to Facebook the Music ) about MySpace's current issues, namely Facebook. MySpace has the strengths of Music and the musicians behind it, which frankly it has dis'ed for a while now. The close door relationships with the labels may not be the most healthy thing for them. Many music startups who really want to survive in this new era of music related business are folding to their demands.
The article is a good hint for MySpace to address the important issues, seems like many outside know about it. What would be nice is to defy the pressure from the labels and create a new startup that actually address the musicians and help them increase the reach for their offerings. Great musicians and bands out their who don't like the labels but have to sell their soles to them.
Interesting idea, eh!


Monday, June 15, 2009

Number Portability, Google Voice New Secret Weapon

Google announced number portability (all kinds of phone numbers, cell, land, VOIP, etc). The techcrunch article Google Voice’s Secret Weapon: Number Portability talks about how cool would it be to have numbers portability between carriers, but that already exists now among most carriers. The whole value posed within this article is so really not a value at all. I have used GrandCentral from its early days. Well they were my customers three years ago. Then Craig knew somebody at Google who had worked with him earlier and somehow Google ended up buying them.
Nonetheless, the real offering is still not there from their. Very surprised that Google has not over turned this and tried to be a middleman within the Telephony business.