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Google launches Dbase, circa 1985, but with less functionality

Google launched GoogleBase last night. What a disappointment. Whilst Google Reader clearly points to somebody at Google “getting” the importance of edge published content and real-time indexing, GoogleBase is a throw back. Basically a dumb flat-file database system for the world to throw content into. It’s actually embarrasing for the whole of Silicon Valley. I […]

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Mike Arrington launches CrunchNotes

Mike Arrington, editor of TechCrunch and a partner in Archimedes Ventures, has launched a second blog – CrunchNotes. In Mikes words: So, why am I starting CrunchNotes? The main reason is that I find that sometimes, I want to talk about more than just new companies and products. Sometimes I have something to say about […]

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Weblogs.com sold to VeriSign

It was confirmed today that Dave Winer’s weblogs.com has sold its assets to VeriSign. The price has not been officially disclosed but the blogosphere has very efficiently decided the range ($2-5m). Dave has posted his story and his response to the reactions. Michael Graves – a great guy and heading up the technology side of […]

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Microsoft’s Reorganization and Web 2.0

Microsoft announced a major reorganization this week. the crux of the reorg seems to be that the MSN and Windows divisions are being unified, and as part of this Jim Allchin is retiring. A new “Platform Products and Services Division” is the result. It will be led by Kevin Johnson once Allchin retires. There will […]

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Archimedes launches to focus on Web 2.0 opportunities

Archimedes Ventures LLC is a partnership specializing in the development of companies focused on Web 2.0 technologies and solutions. We are looking to develop companies that take advantage of the way Web 2.0 has changed the architecture of the Internet from a passive publish and read web into a two way web. These companies will […]