February 2003

STANFORD WEB-BASED LECTURE BY OMIX is now available at: http://wesley.stanford.edu/... This is a talk on entrepreneurship given at the Stanford Business School. Before approaching OMIX, Stanford's Web-based lectures were typically presented as a single video image of the speaker, although most lectures have a slide presentation running in parallel. The OMIX team developed Stanford's new approach of including the slides along with the video in the same Real Networks player, also adding graphics and simple navigation to improve the user interface.

OMIX CTO FEATURED IN XML & WEB SERVICES MAGAZINE online article: http://www.fawcette.com/... In this article, Terry Lillie talks about life after the boom, developing Web services, WebLogic Workshop and Microsoft's Web services tools. There is also a rare picture of Terry actually wearing a tie.

WEB SERVICES FOR CONTENT MANAGEMENT. Web services technology such as XML (eXtensible Markup Language) may become the way corporations manage content from different data sources. The current solution to this problem is to use expensive Content Management Systems that are typically rolled out only for a particular task. In using a Web services model, a company can package information from one group about a sub-module of a product and tag it with XML. Then other groups producing a technical document, Web site or product brochure can all draw on this same information. This changes the orientation from one of publishing content to one of providing content as an ongoing service to the whole corporation.

GOOGLE, EBAY AND AMAZON WEB SERVICES have quietly been made available, becoming some of the first commercially viable Web services running outside of an enterprise. Google offers a limited service (1,000 free searches a day), allowing your software to send a search to Google and get the results back as an XML file. eBay has a Web service that allows companies to set up their own database of auctions or interact with the eBay. database of auctions. Amazon has a Web service that allows its associate companies to get information about Amazon products that can be reference sold from the associate's site.

CIA AS A VC - Silicon Valley has experienced a strong upsurge of development in security-oriented products in the last couple of years, supported in part by a new venture capital organization called In-Q-Tel. This is a non-profit, private company that is funded by the CIA to encourage new security technologies. It has offices in Menlo Park and Arlington, VA, but its Web site lists only the PO Box.

A VC DEAL PER MONTH is the new pace that is being set by top tier Silicon Valley VC firms, according to the San Jose Mercury 2/4/03. If true, this is a big improvement over the very slow rate of VC investment over the last several years.

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