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My House to Bloghaus: The Media Center Bus to CES in Las Vegas

January 7th, 2008 |
My House to Bloghaus: The Media Center Bus to CES in Las Vegas

This is a taste of my Saturday on the Podtech BlogHaus bus drive to Las Vegas. On board are A-List bloggers: Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Luic Le Meur, Marc Canter, Jeremy Toeman, Robert McLaws, plus Valerie Cunningham, Rocky, and many ...
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Popfly: Microsoft Shows Mashups for Consumers – Make Your Own FaceBook App In Minutes

October 18th, 2007 |
Popfly: Microsoft Shows Mashups for Consumers – Make Your Own FaceBook App In Minutes

You don’t need to be a developer to create mashups or FaceBook apps. Dan Fernandez demonstrates creating a FaceBook app in minutes using an alpha release of PopFly. It is built on Microsoft’s Silverlight technology. With tools such as these, ...
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Sun Microsystems: Open Source Worldwide Panel

October 17th, 2007 |
Sun Microsystems: Open Source Worldwide Panel

Sun has become one of the most enthusiastic supporters for open source technologies after a long period of ignoring the movement. Sun recently hosted an Open Source Summit in a bid to identify itself more closely with open source software. ...
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Facebook Fanboys: Are you Pro or Con? part 2

October 12th, 2007 |
Facebook Fanboys: Are you Pro or Con? part 2

The final session of the recent Graphing Social Patterns conference featured a “Fanboy” panel discussion moderated by Michael Arrington from TechCrunch. With his bosom buddy Jason Calacanis on the panel, it became the “Arrington & Calacanis Show.” Fellow panelists Robert ...
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Facebook Fanboys: Are you Pro or Con?

October 11th, 2007 |
Facebook Fanboys: Are you Pro or Con?

The final session of the recent Graphing Social Patterns conference featured a “Fanboy” panel discussion moderated by Michael Arrington, from TechCrunch. With his bosom buddy Jason Calacanis on the panel, it became the “Arrington & Calacanis Show.” Fellow panelists Robert ...
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Microsoft’s Popfly: A Mashup Platform for Consumers

October 1st, 2007 |
Microsoft’s Popfly: A Mashup Platform for Consumers

I was over at the Halo 3 launch party at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus and ran into Dan Fernandez, lead product manager for Visual Studio, demonstrating Popfly. It’s an alpha version of an easy-to-use mashup platform that allows consumers to ...
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Meet Forrester’s New Social Computing Analyst

September 28th, 2007 |
Meet Forrester’s New Social Computing Analyst

Jeremiah Owyang is Forrester Research’s new senior analyst focused on Social Computing. He is leaving PodTech where he was community manager and spent a lot of time travelling and speaking at conferences evangelising social media. Previously to that he managed ...
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The Sun and Intel Alliance

September 27th, 2007 |
The Sun and Intel Alliance

SANTA CLARA, Calif. September 25, 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. introduced its first quad-core x64 (x86, 64-bit) systems, including the world’s smallest four-socket x64 server — which delivers up to twice the expandability and compute power as other servers, yet is ...
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Dreamforce: THE FUTURE OF SOFTWARE part 2

September 25th, 2007 |
Dreamforce: THE FUTURE OF SOFTWARE part  2

Marc Benioff, founder, chairman & CEO of salesforce.com, kicks off Dreamforce ’07, with exciting product, platform, and customer announcements you won’t want to miss. Witness as salesforce.com unveils the next generation of on demand and learn what that means for ...
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Dreamforce: THE FUTURE OF SOFTWARE part 1

September 24th, 2007 |
Dreamforce: THE FUTURE OF SOFTWARE part 1

Marc Benioff, founder, chairman & CEO of salesforce.com, kicks off Dreamforce ’07, with exciting product, platform, and customer announcements you won’t want to miss. Witness as salesforce.com unveils the next generation of on demand and learn what that means for ...
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Dreamforce: Building the Ultimate Google Salesforce Mashup

September 23rd, 2007 |
Dreamforce: Building the Ultimate Google Salesforce Mashup

Salesforce has always been a powerful platform for creating mashups, and the latest platform features make it more capable than ever. This session offers an introduction to some of the more popular Web APIs and shows how they can be ...
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DreamForce: The Future of On Demand

September 20th, 2007 |
DreamForce: The Future of On Demand

Nick Carr is an acclaimed business writer and speaker whose work centers on strategy, innovation, and technology. His 2004 book “Does IT Matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage,” published by Harvard Business School Press, set off a ...
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Dreamforce: Cisco’s Chief Touts the Power of Internet Video

September 20th, 2007 |
Dreamforce: Cisco’s Chief Touts the Power of Internet Video

John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco Systems, gave a keynote at Saleforce.com‘s user conference. He spoke about the growing use and importance of Internet video in helping companies collaborate on projects and communicate with staff and customers. Internet video will ...
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Office 2.0: What is Enterprise 2.0

September 19th, 2007 |
Office 2.0: What is Enterprise 2.0

Adam Carson is sharing some of his experiences in bringing Enterprise 2.0 to Morgan Stanley. He is providing valuable insights to how large organizations can start thinking about Enterprise 2.0 strategies, adoption methods, deployments, and risks. Adam discusses the approaching ...
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Five things you should know about IT virtualization

September 17th, 2007 |
Five things you should know about IT virtualization

Tom Foremski speaks with Joost Pronk van Hoogeveen from Sun and Ronit Belson from OpTier, an ISV partner of Sun’s, about virtualization. The conversation covers five points about virtualization: Understanding your business application; How do your virtualization technologies fit your ...
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Office 2.0: Social Computing

September 14th, 2007 |
Office 2.0: Social Computing

Social computing is the rage, everyone knows that. But isn’t it just kid’s stuff? Why should an enterprise focused on B2B even bother with it — and if it does, are the rules of engagement any different than for the ...
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Office 2.0 – Culture Technology

September 13th, 2007 |
Office 2.0 – Culture Technology

Generation Y is entering the workforce 70 million strong, should the current organizations implement new ways, structures to accommodate the new behaviors of Generation Y? What else should companies know about the new workforce?

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Friction.TV: Online video debates from the UK

September 11th, 2007 |
Friction.TV: Online video debates from the UK

I recently met with Omer Shaikh, one of the co-founders of Friction.TV, a British company launching the U.S. Mr. Shaikh used to head Saatchi and Saatchi Interactive and he says he founded Friction.TV to encourage debate. The site has quickly ...
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Silicon Valley Watcher: Marten Mickos

September 4th, 2007 |
Silicon Valley Watcher: Marten Mickos

Tom Foremski speaks with Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL, the second-largest open source company, about Silicon Valley and the challenge of managing teams of programmers spread across the world.

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How to succeed in developing Facebook apps

August 28th, 2007 |
How to succeed in developing Facebook apps

I spent Saturday afternoon crammed into a room in Palo Alto with a couple of hundred people listening to presentations from young developers creating Facebook apps. The enthusiasm was great and there was a sense of being at the start ...
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