May 2007

EQO shows Rev 3 progress

May 27, 2007

Third time's the charm, they say.  After reading Joanna Stern's recent review of EQO, I decided to try it again.  This is the third version of EQO I've tried since first meeting Bill Tam and his team at DEMO 2006, and it's pretty good.  Gone are the problems with dropped data connections. It synchs well with MSN and […]

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Facebook, the platform.

May 25, 2007

Big splash made by Facebook yesterday.  Perhaps bigger than anyone imagined.  Zuckerberg's vision of Facebook as a social networking utility is real.  It's especially impressive how well it has been executed. They are playing to: remove the need for developers to build individual social networking structures.  Want to build a new social network about sharing movies?  […]

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Has mobile data finally arrived?

May 24, 2007

Doesn't it feel like wireless data is just about to happen?  The vision that everyone has been speaking about for at least the last five years just feels palpably present.  Over the last few weeks we've seen a bunch of VoIP startups from a year ago launch retooled versions of their products, which are now even […]

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Pogue should get a Berry

May 24, 2007

The NY Times David Pogue reviews GMail for Mobile, Yahoo Go 2.0, and Teleflip this morning.  The premise?  Anyone can have the email capabilities of BlackBerry on their existing handset. Of course, he also points out that Gmail Mobile doesn't refresh the messages until you open it, Yahoo Go 2.0 is big and slow, and Teleflip delivers […]

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Jangl marries email to the phone

May 23, 2007

Jangl rolled out a pretty intriguing new service today.  The pitch?  They claim to have assigned a phone number to every email address on the internet.  Go to Jangl's home page, and enter the email address of someone you know, and it connects you… on the phone of your choice.  Publish your unique jangl URL (mine […]

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Google’s grand vision

May 23, 2007

This might be the most important revelation in the technology business this year.  Google wants to know everything about you, and help you organize every aspect of your daily life.  It's a radical expansion of their footprint and mission from organizing the world's information to organizing the world's personal information.  Not unexpected, but perhaps earlier than expected, Google […]

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Analytics in social systems

May 23, 2007

Mike Gotta, writing about the role of analytics in social systems, has posted a pretty neat view of what the ideal collective intelligence system built around social networks would be. He has mashed together a whole series of products and ideas from different people (including the New Presence manifesto) to produce this view of the world: […]

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Back from the long weekend.

May 22, 2007

We're back from a weekend with my in-laws in Kitchener-Waterloo.  It's difficult to get online there because Gramma Hill (83 84 years old) doesn't have or need an internet connection. A couple of noteworthy items this morning: More accolades for Sightspeed, now named to PC World's top 100 products of 2007. Robert Scoble bemoans his […]

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May 18, 2007

The VoIP industry is starting to mature pretty rapidly, and a primary indicator of that maturity is the fact that a services industry has been forming around VoIP offerings.  Take, for instance, VoIP Supply's latest offering, their Network Assessment and Evaluation Package.  Because VoIP installations can be tricky, these guys will (for a modest fee) […]

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Community Camp: June 5

May 18, 2007

In the Camp vein we've all come to know and love, Mercury Grove and the Talent First Network are sponsoring CommunityCamp, an evening to get tech people together and pitch ideas for new community services to be built.  At the end of the evening, one of the ideas will be selected and get built.  Interested?  […]

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