In one of my first segments in this series of real-world takes on Motorola's Q smartphone, I criticized it for the difficulty I had in accessing those company directories that you sometimes navigate when the business your calling has no receptionist on duty. You know, the kind where it asks you to spell the name of the person you're trying to reach?
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This is another in what is now a series of installments about my experiences with Motorola's new Q smartphone. The Q is based on the latest greatest smartphone operating system to come out of Microsoft (Windows Mobile 5 for Smartphones).
After three years of tapping into the passion of dog (Dogster) and cat (Catster) lovers, Dogster the company is ready to expand to all pets and even non-pet categories. The 10-person company is profitable, and expects to generate $1 million in revenue this year, and just inked a $1 million Series A capital infusion from a dozen angel investors, including Michael Parekh, Joshua Schachter, Brad Feld and Jeff Clavier, to build out new areas.
Carl Sjogreen, who led the development of Google Calendar, provided a deep look into how Google develops products during a presentation at The Future of Web Apps Summit. What follows is a play-by-play of his presentation, which is self explanatory.
This is an experimental post. Tell me what you think.
Starting off a series of CIO interviews focusing on innovation, I chatted with Lars Rabbe of Yahoo. Rabbe joined Yahoo as its CIO June 2003, and is responsible for the overall strategic direction and execution of Yahoo!
I spent some time today at the Future of Web Apps Summit at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Gavin Clarke of The Register called the event the Web equivalent of Star Trek convention.
Microsoft has issued a declaration -- something it calls the Open Specification Promise -- that it won't assert certain Web services patents it holds (or may hold in the future). Martin Lamonica reports:Microsoft is pledging not to assert its patents pertaining to nearly three dozen Web services specifications--a move designed to ease concerns among developers by creating a legal environment more friendly to open-source software....
Sun executives were in New York City to give a boost to its low-end UltraSparc-based servers, cranking up the processor speed with 1.5GHz UltraSparc IIIi processors and the I/O with PCI-X and PCI Express, as well as adding RAID on the motherboard and a redundant power supply.
In the first installment of If the URL exists, you must acquit, I made a case for why Jon Udell had done no wrong when he essentially pointed to a URL from an XML file. I argued that this is really no different than pointing to a URL from an HTML file (aka: a standard Web page) which any Web site is essentially free to do.