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Google acquires JotSpot and what ensues is surely to be 2 years of confusion while they figure out what to do with it, how to handle customers (they shut off registrations for new accounts), and what the impact to their existing product strategy is. This is a great opportunity for Socialtext to provide a safe [...]
IMAO’s tips for a safe and fun Halloween. * Just because someone doesn’t answer the door, it doesn’t mean no one is home. Make sure to break a window and toss in a Molotov cocktail. If there is anyone in there, he’ll soon come out.
Fresh off my post about vendor partner programs and my observation that CIOs in enterprise IT don’t want to talk to startups comes this tidbit from Microsoft’s Cliff Reeves: Most of the time: Mid-Atlantic CIO Conference: 1) When companies are asked which vendor they would most like to get way from (Tom called this the [...]
The Department of Defense put up a website called “For The Record” that is aimed at correcting media inaccuracies as they see them. Interesting. This is exactly the kind of effort I wanted to put up at SAP to combat those Oracle advertisements that were coming out about once every 6 weeks. In SAP’s case [...]
Pluck is discontinuing their RSS client. Does this surprise anyone? It should not because this was a poorly differentiated product in a market overflowing with product and service options. It’s not that Pluck did a poor job building the product, indeed I thought it was one of the better, but what they could not overcome [...]
If you don’t feel a few tears coming up as you read this father-son story and watch the video, well you just aren’t human. This year, at ages 65 and 43, Dick and Rick finished their 24th Boston Marathon, in 5,083rd place out of more than 20,000 starters. Their best time? Two hours, 40 minutes [...]
I had breakfast yesterday with a former colleague from SAP (who himself is no longer with the company) and we were talking about Teqlo. He’s a real sharp guy when it comes to composition platforms, visual tools, and self-assembly, so I really look forward to hearing his thoughts and advice. At one point he said [...]
The parallel park option that new Lexus’ have is ridiculously cool… my vote for the next task to put the engineers on is an option for “get your slow ass out of the fast lane”.
Dave Dargo is not happy with Oracle for announcing Red Hat support. Sometimes you just have to call bull*&#% on something and Oracleâ€™s announcement on Linux is as great a candidate as any Iâ€™ve seen lately. Most of the pundits and analysts will focus on what this means for Red Hat and their valuation. In [...]
Ramana (welcome back to the blogosphere… we missed you) posted a nice summary of his experience moderating a panel at Office 2.0 and 7 technical barriers to adoption. It’s hard to find fault in anything on the list, and furthermore, what is interesting about several of them is that they aren’t technical barriers at all [...]