Looking back, Prodigy’s technology felt like a centralized, parallel universe Internet where technologies looked very, very similar to what we know now but are in fact fundamentally different—like lifting the hoods of two identical-looking cars and finding a diesel engine under one and a gasoline engine under the other. They both get you there, but in different ways. Even so, the similarities were close enough that patents, legal precedents, and online techniques forged from the Trintex and Prodigy partnerships still loom over the Internet in ways that few in the public understand.
Actor and comedian Norm MacDonald contributed a remembrance that may be the sweetest Williams story yet, involving a terrified MacDonald about to perform for David Letterman for the first time.
Tim Armstrong’s company says its subscription business generated $143 million in “Adjusted OIBDA” – its proxy for operating income — last quarter. That’s more than the $121 million in Adjusted OIBDA that the entire company generated.Consider my mind blown. I’m surprised 2.3 million people still know that AOL still has the ability to be an ISP.
"I feel like Tom and I do have a good relationship and I have a lot of respect for Tom. No other quarterback I’d rather have quarterbacking our team than Tom Brady. I guess that’s the best way I could sum it up."BB has been giving a lot of praise recently. He’s not getting soft I hope.
Too often PMs try to impress their engineers with their technical acumen, but in my experience engineers are much more impressed with PMs who are willing to ask questions and say “I don’t understand that.”
Here’s the short version: Everyone in advertising is buying exhaustive records of your purchases—all your purchases—and comparing them to your viewing habits so that they know which ads you saw and whether or not they changed your behavior.Way to state the obvious! Seriously though, worth a read. Fascinating to see how ‘nuts’ data and marketing are getting.