Yes, it is official, the 14-year old programmers are back, that means concrete proof that we have a new dotcom boom emerging--but this time with an interesting twist.The twist is this: The 14 year olds are not being employed by corporations, as was the case during the dotcom-hungry-for-html-skills mania of Internet 1.
Tom Foremski: IMHO
Former Financial Times reporter Tom Foremski writes about Silicon Valley business trends and the intersection of technology and media.
Tom Foremski reports on the business and culture of Silicon Valley at the intersection of technology and media.
Google has the ability to find the location of pages/files that have no direct links to them. If it has a web address Google can find it.
We don't have the leverage to change government policies--let the US government do it, say Microsoft and Yahoo.
Google's Q4 results show a continued revenue shift away from partner sites--such as media and web services.
Web site owners could choose to block users from another country to protest foreign government actions.
Utility computing demands large and complex data centers which increasingly rely on statisticians to keep them running
The acquisition of Pixar by Disney also highlights the emergence of a formidable West Coast corridor of tech and media companies stretching from Vancouver to San Diego.
There is a need for telemetry applications of all kinds and focused investing is the way to get there.
Google saves every piece of data it comes across, and so do many other companies. The future could reveal our present lives in incredible detail.
Lashing together PCs and using its own operating system is the way Google started but today there must be less expensive ways to build an IT infrastructure for Google.