BBC News – Big four dominate web Between them sites run by AOL Time Warner, Microsoft, Napster and Yahoo account for over half of the time spent online in the US. AOL Time Warner alone accounted for a third… The barriers to entry may be low, but that doesn’t stop the big from getting bigger, online as well as off.
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Solving a non-existent digital divide problem A South African is trying to provide the poor with low-powered surplus PCs. So far, so good, but he is installing a new, more efficient, but proprietary operating system with bundled applications onto them (basically, GeoWorks). I worry that people who are the beneficiaries of these new PCs will be limited in what they can achieve and will have troubles in transferring their skills. I have my doubts about using Linux in developing countries for similar reasons – see my archives for an earlier article and link to discussion.
This whole post may, alas, be moot as even though the company has had good press coverage (NewDeal Inc was one of Fortune’s “Cool Companies of 2000“) its website appears to be defunct…registration accredited investor formfitness adult tax creditaddress credit history ukaccredited learning onlinecanada card credit 20 accept onlinecredit 1st card premierhr credit 24 repaircertificate accredited Map