To Play Ball In China, Or Not To Play Ball In China? That Is The Question.

According to The Wall Street Journal, western manufacturers of computer hardware have some tough decisions ahead of them. China plans to require that all personal computers sold in the country as of July 1 be shipped with software that blocks access to certain Web sites. The government, which has told global PC makers of the […]

Ninja Says Download IE8

The following video from Bradly and Montgomery premieres today as part of a keynote address at MIX09, Microsoft’s developer conference in Las Vegas. Ben Carlson, Chief Strategy Officer of Bradly and Montgomery, explains the thinking behind the campaign, “Almost everything you’ve experienced on the World Wide Web in the past 15 years or so has […]

This Is Going To Be A Big Seller In Redmond, WA

Yesterday, LG Electronics officially launched their LG Arena (LG-KM900) phone at the World Mobile Congress 2009. Arena is a fully loaded multimedia phone that offers an exhilarating audio and video experience made possible by LG’s intuitive new 3D S-Class User Interface. “What really makes ARENA special is its intuitive 3D S-Class UI, which is unlike […]

The Times Ain’t Scared

The New York Times is inviting developers to mess with its data. On Wednesday, Derek Gottfrid announced on The Times “Open” blog that programmers and developers can now easily access 2.8 million news articles going back to 1981 via the new Article Search API. Mathew Ingram at Gigaom wonders why people in journalism aren’t screaming […]

Is It A Service Or A Platform?

People are talking about Twitter possibly being worth a quarter of a billion dollars. Which people? Why, Sarah Lacy and Om Malik. Let’s listen. Share

Ubuntu Sounds Like “Up Yours” In Europe

The French are fun people. They make lovely wine and food, they climb mountains and frolic at the sea. But don’t get on their bad side, because they’re also a proud people and nationalistic, as well. For a variety of reasons, Microsoft, is on their bad side. Ashlee Vance of The New York Times writes: […]

Set The Net Free!

Let’s talk infrastructure. Is there any doubt that the nation’s citizens and small businesses would benefit greatly from a basic free wireless internet service? According to The Wall Street Journal, outgoing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin has little doubt in his mind. In fact, he’s pushing for action this month on a plan to […]

Commercials Are Strong. Even DVRs Can’t Take Them Down.

From an ad man’s perspective, DVRs are the bane of TV’s existence. According to The New York Times, 27% of American households now own one of these hideous devices and use it to fast forward through commercials. Can you imagine? Here’s the thing with a DVR though…you have to watch the screen to know when/where […]

FCC Intent On Closing The Digital Divide

The FCC, at Chairman Kevin Martin’s urging is paving the way for a nationwide network that will offer free wireless connectivity, according to The Wall Street Journal. Wireless companies and some lawmakers have raised concerns about the plan, because the proposed auction rules appear to favor M2Z Networks Inc., a Kleiner Perkins-backed start-up that originally […]

Software Developers Are Hooked On Iterations

TechCrunchIT has a thought piece by Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, wherein he makes clear his vision for Web 3.0. Web 3.0 is about replacing existing software platforms with a new generation of platforms as a service. To put Web 3.0 into perspective, we need to look at all of the major waves […]