Friday, September 02, 2022

Fixing calendaring for fun and profit -- yet again. We pay the bill.

Over on Facebook, Brad Kellmeyer writes: "Marissa Mayer's venture Smart Contacts is moving into Facebook's first office location. The world’s most advanced, intuitive contact manager. Good vibes? Marissa Mayer built her career at big companies reliant on digital advertising, initially at Google and later as CEO of Yahoo. But in her first startup, Sunshine, Mayer has opted to go in the opposite direction. Sunshine plans to charge consumers for subscriptions to generate revenue for its products, which will start with a contact management app and evolve to include appointment scheduling, event hosting and other apps, she told attendees of The Information’s Future of Startups Conference."

My comment: We’ve been waiting for scheduling and calendar interoperability for the length of the history of the Internet. Instead, we get this 💩 again and again.

Oh and here's the wide-eyed story from the "award-winning journalism" of The Information.