Taking a page out of Marc’s book, I’m going to start linking to things I think are interesting (or useful) in digest form.
Microsoft is changing the free storage for SkyDrive from 25GB to 7GB. If you are an existing user, though, you can get grandfathered in, but you have to logon and tell them you want it.
With Google Drive finally released, Aaron Levie of box posts When Elephants Attack. While I do agree with the sentiment (race to bottom for free storage / clear vision and value of box), I find the basic claim of “Elephant attacking startup” a bit weak. Both Box and SalesForce (the latter also mentioned in the post) followed the same playbook going after one of the elephants from day 1. I don’t have a problem with that at all, but the post implies this sort of passive “we became a target” and states explicitly that “Salesforce became the target of Microsoft . . .” without ever mentioning that they were actually hunting for that elephant all along.
I appreciate Mike Arrington’s post on Acqui-hires and the follow up today. There is no doubt he has a vested interest in the venture capital standard terms — although, who doesn’t in this business? — but, I read his posts as being straight up, honest, and valuable.
McCartney’s RAM is being re-released in deluxe packaging (and better, in 24-bit 96kHz). great album, there is a cool video here.