May 14, 2006

Evening Notes: May 14, 2006

More in an irregularly occurring series...

The A's are still suffering from a confluence of injuries, despite their win at the Yankees earlier today. Among the most banged up is the team's bullpen. To help satiate this problem, they've acquired left-hander Steve Karsay from the Cleveland Indians, in exchange for an undisclosed amount of cash. Trivial note - Karsay went 3-12 for the A's in 1997 with a 5.77 ERA, as a starter. Yet somehow, he was unstoppable for me in MLB 98 for the Playstation. Simply put, the A's sucked back then, and he's all I could use.

Microsoft investors are unhappy that the company seems so unfocused, and they fear they will never see a return on the company's investment, as the software giant is now looking to take Google head-on. Instead, they'd prefer to get a share of Microsoft's $60 billion cash horde. Of course, who wouldn't?

Guy Kawasaki extends his "Top Ten Lies" series, taking it beyond mere engineers and marketers, and to corporate partners. Having recently interviewed a few candidates for a business development position at the office, their own take on what makes a good partnership and what doesn't has been interesting.

You've heard a lot about Web 2.0, and some are now saying all the talk is overdone. Well-read RedEyeVC and GigaOM are claiming that some of the newest companies are simply clones of other pre-existing services, or could become extensions to already-successful products.

Listening to ''Tyrantanic'', by Sasha & John Digweed (Play Count: 3)

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