Instant messaging: feature or product?

Web-based instant messaging services, such as Meebo and eBuddy have had high growth rates over many months. They’ve raked in a lot of funding from hungry VCs. But we see IM becoming a commodity.

The Google Myth goes “pop”

The myth that a good product by itself is sufficient, so engineers should be set free from business folks, just went “pop”. Google joined the rest of us who are still searching for that ideal balance between business needs and the freedom needed by creative talent.