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Month: April 2000

I bet you can’t wait

I bet you can’t wait for this site to go live: Coca-Cola has a Web strategy and will launch its site this summer. “The new site will allow visitors to view branded Coke products in various indoor and outdoor settings.” Be still, my heart!… Read the rest

Web sites are becoming obsolete,

Web sites are becoming obsolete, as I’ve long argued. This article by Harvard Business Review editor Nicholas G. Carr makes the point convincingly. He points single-function applications like Napster, interactive email tools like Zaplets, and mobile/wireless commerce tools — all of which utilize the Internet without requiring the user to “go” to a Web “site.”… Read the rest

The U.S. Commerce Dept. has

The U.S. Commerce Dept. has launched a site to help small and midsize businesses in the U.S. break into global commerce. The site features research, multimedia webcasts, and a virtual exchange where businesses can get leads from overseas companies looking for products or services.… Read the rest

Six old-school, high-culture institutions, including

Six old-school, high-culture institutions, including Columbia University and the London School of Economics, are teaming up to cash in on the Internet-based-education trend. Their new site, called Fathom, will “will seek to address one of the most serious weaknesses of the Internet, its founders said: the reliability of information on the Web.Read the rest

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