As people wait in line to worship at the Altar of Apple, I figured you might want a break from the rumors. However, a post I planned to write months ago decided to take a more concrete shape due to the fanboi frothing. Apple is successful with much of its new technology. Not just a… Read More Apple Is Successful Because They Make Complex Look Easy
Twitter is placing itself in an interesting position. They love the growth of their user base, but sometimes they do not love the way people use the application. A simple example of this is the retweet. The community driven idea is copying someone’s tweet and prepending it with “RT” and possibly adding a short comment.… Read More Twitter Is Fighting With Their Users For Metadata
Yesterday we saw some news that Yahoo is discontinuing Yahoo Go. In case you did not know, Go is a mobile application for mail, news and other assorted Yahoo services. This is a logical move, and Yahoo admitted as much: The reasoning behind shutting down Go is simple, says Yahoo. As Yahoo unrolls individual apps… Read More Yahoo Slowly Slimming Its Services
In most technical circles, Microsoft has been considered the evil empire for many years. Well, Microsoft may have a new challenger for that title as Google has decided they want to rule the world, and the blogosphere has started to notice. Google has been given a free pass for quite some time because they changed… Read More Has Google Gone Evil?
In my morning reading, I found an article at the NY Times that got me thinking, How High Will Real Time Search Fly? It is an interesting article more for the questions it raises than any profound theories. First, the real time web is obviously a hot topic: No one doubts that helping users find… Read More Real Time Search Is Just A Foundation, There Will Be Something Bigger
Finally, the major search engines will be getting access to Twitter data. First, we heard that Microsoft’s Bing was getting access. The cool part of this announcement was the fact that the search service was almost immediately available and can be tried out at http://www.bing.com/twitter. Shortly after that announcement, Google also announced they would have… Read More Twitter Lets The Big Boys Handle Search
By now you have heard that Microsoft and Yahoo have entered into a partnership for their search functionality. People are obviously making a big deal about this, but it is not as big as it seems. First, Yahoo is still a separate company, and did not completely sell to Microsoft. An outright acquisition was what… Read More Was The Search Battle Already Over?
I have to admit that the Google Chrome OS announcement bothered me a bit. I was not concerned about the level of coverage it received, but it just felt that there was something missing. An OS announcement with limited details, and everyone wondering where Android fit with it, just felt wrong. Google is hiding something.… Read More Google Putting Together A Cash Cow
Yes, this is yet another “OMG! GOOGLE MADE AN OS!” post. However, I am going to start very simply by pointing to something someone said shortly after Chrome was first released: One thing I did realize is that it is not in competition with Firefox or any other browser. This is competition directly aimed at… Read More (Not So) Shocking News, Google Announces Chrome OS
For years, developers and management alike have been stating that vendor lock-in is a bad thing. Obviously, being too dependent on one vendor can lead to complications if that vendor fails to deliver. Logically, this vendor lock-in question has been raised regarding cloud providers. A recent VentureBeat post sums up the problem nicely: Big corporations… Read More Why Are We Worried About Cloud Lock-In?