The Geek Life of Silicon Valley is very engrossing but I enjoy being outside it too--especially at weekends. For your weekend geek-free viewing pleasure here is a recent night at Pearl's in North Beach, San Francisco and Marcus Shelby & company...
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.
I hope not because here is another presentation from the recent Graphing Social Patterns conference:Lance Tokuda, CEO of Rock You, the top Facebook app developer. His team can design an app on Friday afternoon, protoype, code and launch by Monday, and grab a few million users by the end of the week...
If you are a developer of applications for social networks, you are hot, hot, hot, and about to get hotter. Meebo, the chat social network company, has fired the first shot in a battle among social networks to attract developers to their platform.
Infectious enthusiasm...A few weeks ago I spent my Saturday afternoon squeezed into a room with a couple of hundred people listening to some of the success stories of early Facebook app developers.
Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, the social networking site for business users, talks about Facebook and some of the challenges ahead for Facebook application developers.He also says that Facebook will not be the dominant social network, he predicts different social sites for people's different interests.
MSFT profits in its latest quarter exceeded GOOG's total revenues.Microsoft Corp.
There has been a red-shift acceleration in the pace of life in Silicon Valley lately and I'm completely burned out on conferences and events. These things ain't slowing down...
Microsoft's recent investment in Facebook values the company at $15 billion. Some Silicon Valley venture capitalists would have you believe that it could soon be worth $100 billion...
Did you see this?John Murrell over at "Good Morning Silicon Valley" writes:So it must have been with an exhilarating sense of satisfaction that Steve Jobs and the Apple brass watched another dazzling set of quarterly financials push the company's stock price up to around $187 a share today, vaulting Apple's market cap past IBM's by about $6 billion.
Tuesday evening I went to a very pleasant Vista dinner with Microsoft and Best Buy execs. I heard a lot about Vista and how consumers now have a choice in the PC arena.