I was chatting with Ross Mayfield, CEO of SocialText at Software 2006 yesterday, checking out his company's new Miki--what he calls the first mobile wiki--on his Nokia N90 phone. It's wikis 'to go,' optimized for any mobile Web browser and users collaborating on projects anytime, anywhere.
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During a break at Software 2006, I caught up with Bruce Richardson [below], chief research officer at AMR Research. He cuts through the noise when it comes to enterprise software.
In the Wall Street Journal Online, Nick Wingfield writes the story that has routinely been written over the years -- Mac's Moment: Apple has its best chance in years to make a dent in the business market. This is pure bologna.
The McKinsey & Company and Sand Hill Group Software Buyer Survey released at Software 2006 has some interesting data on software buying plans and trends. The survey is based on responses from 100 senior IT executives.
M.R. Rangaswami started off Software 2006 outlining three major themes for the event at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
From the company that brought you the rootkit debacle (Sony) comes news that it's latest incarnation of the electronic book -- the PRS-500 Portable Reader -- will be available for sale at Borders Bookstores. Proprietary C.
GigaOm has a guest post by Robert Young that speaks to what I blogged about yesterday in "Harnessing the content flow." Young talks about how the flow is shifting from traditional media corporations to people-powered content communities:Simply put, each and every URL should be viewed as a container for content that, in turn, can be distributed and redistributed.
It's a tragic, uncomfortable site, and while I'm glad I visited, I can't say I'd recommend it to my friends. Peter Gabriel's WITNESS organization provides video cameras (and training and support) to native people in a position to see and record human rights violations or their aftermath.
Harvard Berkman Center senior fellow John Clippinger tipped me off to the Federal CTO Summit that's taking place at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC from April 5-7. Clippinger is one of the speakers at tomorrow's event and will be contributiing to the discussion on streamlining information sharing and assurance -- a session that dovetails President Bush's Executive Order to establish an information sharing council.