Well since Google and the other search engines do not want companies to sell text links, and with Apollo soon to come out and the mobile internet on the rise I think we will start to see alot of advertisiong companies switching to Flash based or AJAX based ads in order not to upset the search engines and lose the traffic from them. Not to say that other people in companies now and in the future will not sell text links ads but why would you want to upset any of the search engines by selling text link ads if your relying on them to bring you traffic and money. Me and a couple of friends are thinking of putting together a company called Flashtising which would sell Flash ads for high traffic websites at first but then plan to offer lower traffic sites advertising oppurtunities as we progress.The thing that makes Apollo so great is that even if the server is down on our end the ads can keep running on the clients end one thing I had hoped for when Macromedia was around and every once and awhile heard a rumor about it coming out, but when Adobe bought them out I knew it was going to be sometime before it was released so I put plans on the backburner for quite sometime but thanks to the great people over at Adobe it looks like I will be able to start another company. Any web designers out there with Flash skills looking for a job please contact me A.S.A.P I looking to hire four of five designers and you can work from home just need a web camera.
Due to the scum of the internet plauging my blog with unwanted comments I have enabled a really great feature on my blog that stopped all of it without having ot install any programs. Now what this means for my readers is if you want to comment on my blog you now have to log in and in order for you to log in you must email me first and then I will send you the information needed to log in. Anyone who I do not know in person but reads my blog you to can send me an email, then you are more than welcome to comment on my blog. I will leave this feature on for quite sometime. I just refuse to waste anymore time on spam, and I am sorry for everyone out there not able to share thier thoughts quiclkly with anonymous commenting, but if all else fails and you do not want to login and can always send me an email ashleybowersonline @ yahoo.com I may may just post of from there.
Bill Gates was qouted saying the following at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 4, 2006
People tend to get over focused on one of our competitors. We’ve always seen that.
The biggest company in the computer industry by far is IBM. They have the four times the employees that I have, way more revenues than I have. IBM has always been our biggest competitor. The press just doesn’t like to write about IBM.
The stuff in the labs today, with speech recognition, visual recognition, ink recognition, reading everything online and new devices that enable that — in five years, that will just be common sense.
Molly has a great cross post about Star HTML and Microsoft IE7.
Chris Wilson, Group Program Manager for IE Platform and Security at Microsoft, and Position is Everythings Big John Gallant have been having a conversation about * html in Microsofts upcoming Internet Explorer 7 for Windows (IE7). Wilson has been encouraging CSS designers and developers to repair any bug-specific hacks for several months now. Gallant remains unconvinced the solution is that easy and is afraid countless, unpaid hours of repair work will wind up on the shoulders of those designers and developers who have employed * html related hacks in their designs.
Microsoft Corperation and Google have reached a settlement in their legal battle over former Microsoft employee and now current Google employee Kai-Fu Lee.
In a statement made by Microsoft and confirmed by Google the three parties had entered into a private agreement that resolves all issues to their mutual satisfaction.
Google released a statement from Lee saying he was pleased with the terms of the settlement agreement, according to the Associated Press.
Details of the settlement were not disclosed publicy!