Monthly Archives: January 2010

Whither the revolutions? Transportation and portable-power

Many sectors, especially technologically-driven ones, have undergone at least one if not multiple revolutions in the last half century. Much of the technology-driven ones can be laid at the foot of two major technologies, fiber optics (for long-distance high-speed communications) … Continue reading

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Programming languages – seeing the future, but can you make money off of it?

Programming languages are an interesting area of technology. On the one hand, they are the indispensable basis for everything that is done in software, the Internet, embedded devices, essentially everything in technology, and thus are invaluable. Advances in languages – … Continue reading

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Social Media as a business loser?

Business Insider, in its 18 January 2010 edition, referenced an article from September 2009 in the Washington Post by Bo Peabody, the founder of Tripod, arguably the first social networking site, founded way back in 1995. For those who do … Continue reading

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The upside of being a cannibal

Most businesses – and non-profit and government organizations, for that matter – fiercely protect their turf. In the case of business, it usually means not doing anything that might jeopardize the core income stream. For example, Microsoft has been loathe, … Continue reading

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How do I love thee communications? Let me ENUM the ways

Last week, Ars Technica had a great in-depth article on ENUM. For those who do not know, ENUM is a standardized method to use Internet technologies to translate your old, staid, telephone number (e.g. +12125551212 or +442076555555) into an Internet … Continue reading

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Information Security is still hot

Ask VCs, most will tell you that Information Security is, well, old. It has been around for a long time, and a lot of money is flowing into newer, hotter areas. While I cannot fault investors for looking for areas … Continue reading

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Google, China, and sensitivity training

Everyone appears to have analyzed the Google and China issue to death, both from the China perspective and the Google perspective. One of the best comments I have seen is from Fred Wilson’s “A VC” blog, where he focuses on … Continue reading

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