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Internet Balloons By Google, Now Internet.Org by Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)??? GIVE ME A BREAK

Internet Balloons By Google, Now Internet.Org by Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)??? GIVE ME A BREAK

It has hit news stands, Mark Zuckerberg wants to connect the 2/3rd of the world population who presently has no access to internet ONLINE. WOW! He’s late though, a few months ago Google Announced Balloons all over Africa to bring internet to the masses…. Microsoft boss, Bill Gates criticized it — why? Because he says big companies should worry about helping hungry people, rather than giving them internet first.

Google, Facebook, and all other Public ally traded money hungry SOBs of corporations have no other obligations, than to report an increase in profits every 3 months! BUT, wait — they are running out of people to show ads to; average joe’s and jane’s to milk for every last dying cent — so what engenius plan do they come up with?? GET EVERYONE IN THE WORLD CONNECTED, BRING FREE INTERNET TO THE MASSES!!

Yea it all sounds nice, and all that — but if you look deep enough, they aren’t doing this because of their kind warmheartedness, rather because they have to REPORT PROFIT EARNINGS INCREASES every 3 months OR ELSE!! and the only way to do that is to have more visitors, more people using their product(s).

Genius plan, nicely packaged, but the real meaning behind it is dark, inconsiderate and SELFISH.

UPDATE 8/23/2013Read This – the covers are off, my hunch was right, now they wrote a story about it. “You could be generous and call this enlightened self-interest, but more likely, Internet.org is a canny business move dressed up to sound like charity.

VUBE – A New YouTube Clone? With NO monetizing vehicles??

I’m not sure if any of you guys heard of this new tube site, but if you download torrents or go to porn sites; I’m 99% sure you had a popup or two showcasing one video or another from VUBE.com.

The site is making industry professionals ask the question, how the hell are they making any money. The short answer is, they are not making any – but they are spending a lot.

Remember my post about START UPS being back? Looks like VUBE is another start up, where the employees only care about milking the VCs out of as much money as possible by giving themselves hefty salaries; everyone is 100% focused on the product – but no one gives a damn about monetizing it so it will stay in business way beyond the time the VC funds run out.

Oh another startup, welcome to the y2k… here we go again, dot com bubble v 2.0 coming up!

StartUps – Well They Are Back

I’ve been around on the internet for over 15 years now, and lived through the dot com boom, and the bust.    History tends to repeat itself, and it seems to me the media has been putting a lot of attention on Startups as of late.     What made me want to write this quick post, well the new article I just saw on CNN.com -> http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2013/06/tech/tech-list-startups/?hpt=hp_bn6

Oh No,  God Help Us, Not Again!     Startups while cool,  are always doomed to fail.     They put 99% effort into developing their products, and give very very little thought to marketing (those products) after development is done.