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Monday, August 28, 2006


Links of the Day

Some interesting links that I found in my inbox:

Google is
launching services for businesses including including your domain branded email and calendars, with a view to moving on to hosted word processors and spreadsheets.

The article thinks that this will hurt Microsoft, I think that the impact to the ecosystem will be much more diffuse. It takes away the need to pirate basic business software and is most likely to hit IT support companies as opposed to Microsoft itself.

In addition if companies are using the web browser as the front door to their applications then they don't need to upgrade desktop and laptop computer hardware quite so often.

Thanks to Bradley Horowitz for
the heads up.

In the New York Times there is a great and disturbing article about how the American middle and lower classes are having their wages squeezed. Their wages have declined in real terms. Despite organisations claiming that people are their greatest resource, wages now constitute the lowest percentage of company costs than at any time in the past 50 years.

So even though business is doing very well it will affect consumer spending, consumer confidence and lead to an erosion of political support for incumbent politians. More from the New York Times
Real Wages Fail to Match a Rise in Productivity by Stephen Greenhouse and David Leonhardt.

The BBC Click Online team have written a great overview on how technology is bringing ambient and instore advertising into the 21st century. Click
here (if you'll forgive the pun).

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