Google Docs Secure

A number of podcasts and websites have mentioned that you can get your Gmail SSL encrypted by just adding a small s in the url (from http:// to https:// in the url). Cool. But wait there’s more… it seems to work for Google Docs and Google Reader too. While I doubt the usefulness of an encrypted RSS Reader, there’s certainly a great vaule in having encrypted access to documents used with Google Docs.

Small smart books

It’s always nice to see the Internet enable new businesses and products to exist, and the pragmatic programmers has in their latest venture – Fridays – shown a new interesting idea (which I’m sure others has done before, but not in the same quality I expect from them). Small books in PDF format only available online – fewer pages, lesser price, narrow topic – it’s sounds quite interesting.

Less is more

It should be a surprise, but most companies moving into the internet space doesn’t seem to get the fact that less is more. 37Signals just announced they cut 66% of the features of their next product giving them:

  • faster time to market
  • a product easier to design
  • lower cost of change

It’s really no surprise – right? Yet so many product managers seem to insist that the 100+ pages specification is the product they need in order to bring the product to the market.

Mobile Market in Denmark

It’s an interesting time for the mobile market in Denmark. After wild and impressive expansion for years, almost everyone owns a mobile phone and the market don’t support the mad expansion rates any more. Currently we seem to be in consolidation mode, where first TDC bought (first Telefona and later the much more famous) Telmore. Today Sonofon then bought the biggest budget company using their network CBB.

With prices at rock bottom, it’ll be interesting to see how mobile companies will try to steal customers from each other and if small companies like M1 will survive.