Eightlinks writes about RSSlets: “My ultimate vision for RSSlet is a service that allows users to generate dynamic RSS feeds that actually do something functional from any web page.” There are many examples of some nifty RSS feeds. This is what is needed – more innovative uses of RSS.
The Economist discusses a lecture by Stanley Fischer (ex-MIT,IMF and now with Citigroup) and summarises that “if you consider people, not countries, global inequality is falling rapidly.” One of the reasons: “Two of the poorest countries in the worldChina and Indiahave both (a) enormous populations and (b) rapid growth in incomes per head in the years in question.”
The Guardian writes a nice, inspirational story about eSpotting:
Stories of profligate internet companies crashing after the dotcom bust are legion. Tales of those that were created in the immediate aftermath of dot-mania and have not only survived but prospered are rare indeed. Espotting, however, is just such a case. As Concorde rides and the champagne lifestyle of the young bosses of the dotcom-crashers came to an end, ex-schoolmates Daniel Ishag and Sebastian Bishop set up a paid listings internet search company in one room of Ishag’s flat in South Kensington.
Amid the turmoil of the online world at that time, the two young entrepreneurs struck gold. This was confirmed when, two and a half years after Espotting’s low-key start, it was acquired in June this year by US paid-for search company FindWhat.com in a share-and-cash deal valued at $163m.