Marissa Mayer spoke at the Google I/O conference (video at YouTube). Lots of great sessions about APIs, the social web, and the Flight of the Conchords played at the party, complete with a chocolate fountain and great appetizers. Well done, Google.
I really enjoyed O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 Expo this year, which took place in San Francisco on April 22-25. The Expo is a companion event to the Web 2.0 Summit, and “an expanded, inclusive gathering for the technology and business communities through a combined conference and tradeshow.” I’ve been fortunate to be part of the planning […]
The annual Techcrunch award show at the Herbst Theater in SF to honor the best “new” startups of the year. Co-sponsored by GigaOm, ReadWriteWeb and VentureBeat. Fun to catch up with the usual tech and startup crowd, as well as my friends and clients, Om Malik (GigaOm) and Richard MacManus (ReadWriteWeb).
“The breakthrough is done, OS X runs on Apple TV!” wrote “Semthex,” the anonymous hacker responsible for the mod, at his website. “Now we got (the) low-budget Mac we ever wanted.” (via Hackers Dissect Apple TV to Create the Cheapest Mac Ever)
Powercast and its first major partner, electronics giant Philips, are set to launch their first device powered by electricity broadcast through the air. Powercast’s technology cuts the electric cord
Eleven days ago, 23-year-old Justin Kan was just another no-name startup guy with big dreams of the small screen. Then he and his friends launched Justin.tv, an Internet reality show chronicling their adventures as young San Francisco entrepreneurs that, at least for now, is proving to be a smash hit with online viewers. S.F. startup […]
The US is now ranked seventh in the body’s league table measuring the impact of technology on the development of nations. A deterioration of the political and regulatory environment in the US prompted the fall, the report said. The top spot went for the first time to Denmark, followed by Sweden. BBC NEWS | Business […]
It’s hard to believe Flickr has only been around for a few years. It seems like I’ve been using it much, much longer than three years. That’s testament to its lure, success, and the community that has sprung up around both the service and the lifestyle. Flickr is a seamless part of my digital life. […]
A few months ago I was asked by Tom Markiewicz, CEO of EvolvePoint, to be on a panel about “Using RSS for Marketing” for the SXSW Interactive Conference coming up March 9-13 and I gladly accepted. The other panelists include Bill Flitter of Pheedo, Greg Reinacker of NewsGator, and John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing. […]
I was glad to see two interesting initiatives this week related to women and girls in technology. The first was Entrepreneurial Night by Girls’ Middle School in Mountain View and held at Google. Ten groups of seventh grade girls made their pitches to a room full of venture capitalists. In his post at BusinessWeek, Rob […]
[youtube]PqXPD7EHDto[/youtube] As we amass more and more data, it seems only natural that we’ll need new methods to navigate this space. Jeff Han’s multi-touch screen is impressive. I don’t know if it’s the best way to manipulate all types of data or more fine-grained scenarios, but it clearly opens up possibilities for using a wide […]