AOL 人員削減

ニューヨークタイムズによるとタームワーナーの一部であるAOLは方向転換、WEBアクセスビジネスから広告主導とした無料メディアポータルとなり、グーグルやヤフーと競合を模索する模様。人員のほぼ4分の1を削減、削減効果は人員その他で、年間で約1000億円 (1 billion US) 英文記事

でも考えて見れば1年くらい前からそのような話はあった

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Blogging humanizes product and services

Robert Scoble once humanized Microsoft. Jason Calacanis now humanizes AOL / NetScape. Then, Dell one2one is now trying to humanize Dell, which for once had commoditized and, thereby, de-humanized the entired PC market. I think it is a really big challenge.

 Update: B.L.Ochman blogs about her own dell experience with a unique Kikazaru photo of the three wise monkeys.

is the new way of launching?

Netscape by Jason Calacanis, the media coverage increases as it approaches to the launch time.

update: I haven’t used DIGG at least consciously in the past and so I have no idea if they are copying DIGG.  But it seems like fun.  Here is my profile: http://www.beta.netscape.com/member/kenjimori

The discussion goes on there: “AOL copies DIGG

BL Ochman provides an excellent analysis.

A VS’s Fred Wilson.

Even more inspiring by Jason himself.