A New Path Forward Welcome to the world, Path Forward, Inc.! I’m thrilled to announce the launch today of Path Forward, a new non-profit with a goal of empowering millions of women to rejoin the workforce after taking time out for childcare. We are launching today with a Crowdrise campaign. See more about that below. And we launched with a bang, too – the organization is featured in this really amazing story on Fortune. The concept started at Return Path two years ago, as I wrote about here and again here, when our CTO Andy Sautins came to me with a simple but powerful idea of creating a structured program of paid fellowships with training for women who want to…
The Business of Being a Scumbag I’ve written a couple of times about what Fred calls the Internet’s Axis of Evil. But David Kirkpatrick from Fortune just blew me away yesterday with his lurid description of the Internet’s crime scene. This is a must-read for anyone who works in the online medium.
Reality Bites So Oracle is buying the $1.5 billion revenue Siebel for $5.85 billion, and eBay is buying the at most $60 million revenue Skype for $2.4 billion, which could grow to $4.1 billion if Skype hits some performance targets. Huh. Must be all those pesky customers, receivables, and assets bogging down Siebel’s books. UPDATE: Fortune’s David Kirkpatrick, one of the most insightful journalists covering technology, makes some sense of this in this week’s Fast Forward column.