Wednesday evening I'm at Le Colonial in San Francisco's Tenderloin District having a spirited discussion with one of Sun's young Turks, a bright software engineer called Bryan Cantrill. We're talking about a technology he and his team have developed called DTrace.
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.
[While this might seem a little strange to be writing about ZDNet and my fellow bloggers on ZDNet I think it might fly in the slightly shifted way the new media world is developing...
Yahoo's hastily engineered reorganization does away with key leaders within the company:Chief Operating Officer Dan Rosensweig and Lloyd Braun, the head of Yahoo's media and entertainment group, are leaving the company, Yahoo spokeswoman Joanna Stevens said. John Marcom, senior vice president of International Operations, is also leaving the company "soon," she said.
The timing of Yahoo's reorganization announcement signaled something else is going on. The time on the Businesswire release was 5.
I'm often invited to talk to groups of people about what's going on in the media sector, and I often start with a simple observation: At no other time in our lives will we be witness to such a massively disruptive/destructive time in the media industry. That's exciting to me because the transition in the underlying business models in media are happening much faster than in software, hardware, or anything that Moore's Law has been able to unleash.
The Web 2.0 conference is happening this week in San Francisco.
One of the most powerful images of the 20th Century is "Tank Man" the man that walked out in front of a column of tanks -- a day after the bloody suppression of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. He walked into the middle of a pedestrian crossing, with two shopping bags in his hands, and stood down a tank column--stopped them dead in their tracks.
It was a very dull 60th anniversary celebration for SRI International, one of the world's largest contract research institutes. Spun out of Stanford University, it lives in the heart of Silicon Valley and started a long time before there was a Silicon Valley.
[This is an account of my first trip to India, traveling as a guest of Tibco Software, an SVW sponsor.]We leave for Delhi airport to travel by small chartered jet to Mumbai, also known by its Portuguese name Bombay, India's most populous city with 19m residents.
Google's acquisition of JotSpot is fortuitous. Google Docs and Spreadsheets already had much of JotSpot's capabilities.