Microsoft/RealNames,

RealNames

A little bit of news. I have recently reacquired the RealNames domain name – realnames.com. This is some 30 months after we were forced to close the company. It feels good to have 100% ownership back of a thing I spent 5 years creating. To be honest I’m not yet sure what I will do …

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IE Growth

From CNet: This is why Microsoft has to be responsible in its decisions regarding 3rd parties. IE is NOT just an application. It is, de-facto, a piece of infrastructure. Its power is such that a decision to partner or not has the power of life and death over a 3rd party. Where that 3rd party …

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IE Monopoly

This story on CNet echoes some of the points I have been making. Particularly this sentence: “What we’re seeing with Web sites that are viewable only with IE is the privatization of the Web,” said Mozilla’s Baker. “And that’s a dangerous setting. We’re moving toward a world where all the capabilities of the Internet are …

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Hack

Here’s a neat tip. Every internet connected computer has a hosts file. On Windows machines this file is in C:windowssystem32driversetc. If you are running NT, Windows 2000 or XP this may be c:winntsystem32driversetc. The file is called hosts or hosts.sam. A small modification can render Keywords active again – at least for as long as …

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Assets

The following has been posted to the RealNames Web Site. RealNames Asset Sales RealNames Corp. has created several Executive Summaries that describe the services, including intellectual property, software and hardware, that will be sold as part of the liquidation of the corporation√™s assets.  These summaries describe RealNames√™: Alliance Keyword Program Contact Card Enterprise Keyword System …

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