Smarter Internet

If you happen to be in Cannes this week, drop in on the ITXpo, sponsored by the Gartner Dataquest research group. Gartner’s Alexander Linden is speaking on long-term trends in technology leading to the “smart Internet.” Innovations such as Web-enabled mobile devices which grew out of the big tech boom of the 1990s will finally…

Trick or Treat?

Intel sticks with Windows 2000 YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE to receive for zero a business enterprise newsletter from Intel which gives you guidance on how to make your business thrum and also to prevent it stop thrumming. We know we are regular recipients of this email probably once a month, and the latest issue tells you…

The Difference Between GNU/Linux Distributions

What is GNU/Linux? What is the difference between RPM and Debian based distros? How do community based distros differ from commercial ones? What exactly is source code and how do you install packages using it? These are all interesting questions and I am sure some of you have thought about them already. Well now you…

The Blogs’ Long Tail

This excellent report from Morgan Stanley‘s analysts Mary Meeker, Brian Pitz and Brian Fitzgerald is an absolute must-read for anyone involved with building or maintaining a profitable and forward-looking online publishing business. The three research analysts at MS have done an absolutely excellent job at understanding, evaluating, questioning, synthesizing and anticipating much of what is…

Rarer Than a Pink Elephant or a Dancing Rhino?

For once, this is an item not directly tied to a tech news story, exactly. Instead, it’s an effort to take our news coverage to a new level. As such, it is kind of personal, as you’ll see. Our normal method of gathering the latest news uses a number of the major news organizations and…

Prototype Personal NewsReader: Project DU Reader

Project DU Reader, is a good, free RSS newsreader and it offers me an ideal opportunity to analyze in a little more depth: a) where developers should look in building the next generation of these tools b) what are the routes to getting deep, viral traction and c) some ideas for applying innovative new monetization…

Slap Yo Face Off – Home of the Cocks

I just completed Slap Yo Face Off‘s “October Surprise”. That’s right folks, November’s Slaps are up tonight. Consider yourself loved because I did it just for you. Home of the Cocks you ask? Well, Slap Yo Face Off invades Columbia, South Carolina in this month’s slaps. Click, download, and laugh. This month is especially interesting…