Over the last few months or so at ZDNet, we've been playing around with various IP-based videoconferencing options in hopes of finding some way to leverage the video capabilities for pumping content between locations for usage in the videos we produce on line. For example, we'd like to have a two-pane video version of the Dan and David Show.
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Here at Interop in NYC, while wandering the show floor, I encountered Geoage. Coming from a very database-driven background, I've never been a big fan of the many forms-based tools that were out there for PCs -- ones where the data being gathered might need to be reconciled against existing databases long after the time at which the data was originally collected.
One of the entrepreneurs that I ran into at Startup Camp was Nate Westheimer, founder and CEO of BricaBox, LCC. It took me a short while to get my head around what it is that BricaBox does, but it became clearer the moment I imagined what YouTube was before YouTube was YouTube.
Here in NYC at Startup Camp, I took some time to interview a couple founders of technology-oriented companies (most were technology-oriented but some were not) to find out what they were up to and what sort of company they were bringing to market. I basically got up on stage and said we're rolling tape for ZDNet and CNET if anyone wants to come talk to us.
There's no shortage of people putting video on the Net. But, if Justin.
If you've watched any of my Tech Shakedown videos here on ZDNet, you'd know that I've been asking viewers to let me know if they know of a breakdown that needs to be the subject of a Tech Shakedown. In cases where suggestions like these come from ZDNet's audience members (and I have been getting them, thank you!
Sunday in the Berlind household is usually pancake day, a time when I get to clear my mind, plant the kids in front of the stove where we collaborate on a different kind of stack building (not software). This Sunday won't be any different.
Literally within minutes of each other (strangely coincidental), I received two e-mails -- one from a colleague and the other from someone who concealed their identity -- that basically told me I was out of line for questioning the chances that Microsoft's Windows Home Server will succeed. My colleague Shawn Morton over at sister CNET Networks property Tech Republic simply notified me that he had responded in his blog.
IDG News Service's Juan Carlos Perez has published what is probably one of his best works ever, this one an interview of Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen (also, see Reuters' coverage of Chizen's webifications plans). The questions Perez asks are absolutely spot on.
That headline is an exaggeration. But if you're a FaceBook user, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
We've seen ads show up in all sorts of innovative places. I don't think I'll ever forget when I first saw one on the back of a bathroom stall door.
Back in August, I wrote about the Twitterization of mainstream media and how I'll bet that you'll see more of what I'm doing with Twitter from the mainstream media. Now, I'm taking it to the next level using Zude, Facebook and De.
It was just a few weeks ago at salesforce.com's DreamForce Conference that the company known for its on-demand CRM solutions rolled out force.
At last count, "consumers" was the No. 1 answer to Dana Blankenhorn's survey question asking who a Google Phone (gPhone) will help the most.
Nick "IT doesn't matter" Carr's latest post on why the business PC doesn't matter (those are my words, his were "Rethinking the business PC") resonated with me on so many levels that it could easily be turned into a manager's handbook on business agility. In my RSS reader (Google Reader), his headline was ironically juxtaposed against the news from eWeek that Toshiba was launching some new enterprise notebooks.
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- 4 Become a ZDNet Deputy Product Tester, keep the tech when you're done
- 5 Dan Egerstad's Tor exit nodes get him arrested and proves a point I made in July