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Next month, Singapore will once again play host to the Games Convention Asia (GCA), to be held Sep. 17 to 20 at the Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre.
There's new research on the links between solar cycles on the Sun, and the weather here on earth. This work was done by American scientists and finds connection between the 11-year solar cycles and El Nino and similar weather events on earth.
I'm in Kuala Lumpur for a couple of days this week, serving as moderator for a panel discussion at the APEC SME Technology Entrepreneur Seminar.Themed "Innovation and technology: the sustaining power of SMEs in the global economic crisis", most of the presentations and keynotes urged the need for small businesses in the region to continue to innovate, in spite of the economic climate.
I'm not sure if the situation is similar in other countries, but the technology companies we've come to know as ISPs (Internet service providers) are in danger of becoming obsolete in the Philippines.William Bill Torres, the "Father of the Philippine Internet" and co-founder of Mozcom, and the country's first ISP, discussed this predicament during the recent APRICOT technical conference when he said ISPs are no longer what they used to be.
Before boarding my Philippine Airlines flight to San Francisco last Sunday night, a document inspector at the Centennial Airport in Manila, upon learning that I'm a journalist, asked if I was covering the U.S.
I just bought my wife a new point and shoot digital camera. The trusty Kodak 3 megapixel was getting a bit long in the tooth and more often she was lugging her 35mm SLR to take high quality shots.
After a blur of a long weekend in Dublin, Ireland, I'm replaying in my mind the course of events that took place at Mashup Camp Dublin and the great many new and old friendships that I and the rest of the Mashup Camp team either started fresh or nurtured.When Mashup Camp founder Doug Gold and I first started talking about taking Mashup Camp to Europe, I honestly think both of us were privately thinking that the other one was crazy.
Yesterday, in my first post on the lack of availability of indexed and searchable video about the Virginia Tech tragedy I started out by writing in part:Evil. Pure evil.
It hardly seems like a year has passed since the idea of a Mashup Camp first crossed my mind. But that's exactly how long it has been since I first shared the idea with a few other people the day after I attended some after hours events that were being run in conjunction the Syndicate Conference in San Francisco.
[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...
I'm a big fan of Second Life. But I wonder about a Reuters bureau for SL, which was launched, along with an SL news page where stories have the gushing quality of a press release, like this:Philip Rosedale and his team at Linden Lab have almost godlike powers in Second Life that Alan Greenspan (right) could only have dreamed of, but they have much the same job managing its fast-growing economy.
i'm heading out to San Diego in the morning to attend the DEMOfall 2006 event. This will be my second DEMO event and the lineup of companies looks very intriguing this time around.
Yesterday, I wrote about how Gartner appeared to be stooping to new lows in order to drum up attendance for its events by making it appear as though the email invitations to those events were written and signed by its analysts (I provided an example). As it turns out (see the update to that blog post), Gartner's marketing department was essentially forging the "signatures" of its analysts without the analysts' knowledge.
Ever since attending my first Gartner Symposium (a little less than a month after 9/11/01.... my flights were empty), I've been subject to a barrage of emails and snail-mails from Gartner's marketing department inviting me to attend the myriad events run annually by the research outfit.