It has been a while since I have considered discussing technical security as it tends to be a complicated topic that is not really important unless you are afraid of a force you don’t control. Whether it is a government agency with dubious intentions, a personal secret you need to keep private or a virus…Details
What is a start-up? What defines it? I often explain to people that I work at a start-up. Those who have asked, “How can a start-up last for 12 years?”, I have the answer in the form of a good quote for Eric Ries. “A start-up is a human institution designed to create something new…Details
This thesis on Amazon’s ebook strategy and some background about the differences between monopoly and monopsony is quite a worthy read. I consider it a very interesting speculation about the future of digital-rights management (DRM) in the wake of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against Apple and the ebook publishers. http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2012/04/understanding-amazons-strategy.html Additionally, you can see,…Details
Part of our work, the hidden job that many of our customers don’t like or even understand is keeping the systems they host with us running on the most current, secure version available. This is part of the service offering we consider “managed services”. Microsoft people frequently refer to this joyous day as “Patch…Details
Let’s face it: the paperless office hasn’t really materialized for most of us, but if you do need to print from your phone, it just got a little easier. Google Cloud Print lets you connect a printer so that you can print to it from any computer or smartphone. There are a few caveats, of…Details
Part 1 of our new series aimed at helping small businesses get the most out of cloud computing If you’ve heard a lot of noise about businesses moving into cloud computing over the past year, maybe you’ve wondered if “the cloud” is really for you. So far the discussion has been dominated by how medium-sized…Details
I am an avid reader of TechCrunch and Mashable and spend quite some energy retweeting and posting to Facebook when I am inspired to broadcast or share. While reading this article on TechCrunch I was actually compelled to comment in more detail and below is the comment. To save you a hearty read, the key point…Details
The Hub is a “new technology” for social capital and social entrepreneurship. Like all good technology, it simply does something mysterious in a faster, better and cheaper way.Details
I am already getting some requests. Europe is a key market for iPad.
This is Gen1 and the demand will be very high.
I like it overall. I expect it to be a pretty big hit. (it is a tough sell but Apple may be able to breach the market and introduce a new segment.)
Apple is not invincible to mistakes, iTV and Air are not big hits while quite still nice products.
While many people consider the position of Google from many perspectives: the ethical stance, the US/Chinese relationship, and the commercial value lost, it should be noted that most Google consumers / people are reacting emotionally to something they really want from Google. Integrity. The non-tech analysts are excited to see Google standing up and reversing…Details