Archive for March 2008

My Early Experiences with My Dash Express GPS Unit

TweetI was one of the beta testers for the Dash Express GPS unit, a very cool GPS unit from Dash Navigation that includes a Wi-Fi radio, a GPRS radio, and all of the features you’ve come to know and love from modern GPS units. This is the first and only GPS unit I’ve ever owned […]

Why High Start-Up Valuations Don’t Bother Me One Bit

TweetI’ve been fascinated by some of the large web 2.0 financings that have either gotten done (Slide) or are rumored to be on the table (RockYou, Meebo, etc). I am a bit perplexed about some of the grumblings about how start-up valuations are out of line with reality. I tend to disagree, but for different […]

4 Things I Hope the FriendFeed API Enables

TweetAfter hearing about FriendFeed’s upcoming API, I’ve been thinking about the kinds of features and functionality I’d like to see enabled once the API is available. At the end of the day, I really like the conversations that happen on FriendFeed and I hope the upcoming API offers folks a way to share those conversations […]

Why Facebook Might Start Buying App Developers

TweetI’ve been running a small thought experiment in my head of late and figured I’d write it down. I’ve been wondering whether it makes sense for Facebook to start buying application developers who are building things for their platform. Initially, I felt the answer was a clear “no” but I’ve been moving toward a strong […]

Money 2.0 – Aspirin or Vitamins?

TweetI had been thinking a lot about personal finance this past few weeks and then I saw a TechCrunch post on how Mint raised more money and has been growing nicely. So I posted a tweet over the weekend with the following comment: i’m not sure people are ready to hand over financial creds to […]

Google Contacts API Might be a Big Deal

TweetAs someone who spend a lot of time thinking about email and address books, I was surprised that the announcement of Google’s Contact Data API didn’t generate more interest and discussion. I hope to see two things (at a minimum) come about now that this API is available: Google Calendar Sync for Blackberry is awesome. […]

Technology Workaholics – Sad but True

TweetI’ve found another one of those blogosphere discussions that seems to have struck a nerve with folks. Jason Calcanis wrote a post about how to run a startup on the cheap. Lots of others, including Michael Arrington and Duncan Riley have added to the discussion as well. This is one of those “only in Silicon […]

Bill Gates on Google Apps – He’s Right and Wrong at the Same Time

TweetI haven’t had much time for blogging lately, but this one caught my eye: Gates to Google: “Your business applications stink” | The Open Road – The Business and Politics of Open Source by Matt Asay – CNET Blogs (Disclaimer – I’m a former Googler and have been using Google products for productivity and personal […]