Posted in: Business, covestor, intuit, microsoft, mint, money, money20, paypal, personal finance, quicken, web20, wesabe

Money 2.0 – Aspirin or Vitamins?

I 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 […]

Posted in: enterprise, google, googleapps, microsoft

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

I 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 […]

Posted in: Email, facebook, google, linkedin, microsoft, myspace, ning, outlook, platforms, plaxo, social networking, web20, xobni, xoopit, yahoo, zimbra

Inbox 2.0 – I Think it’s Too Late to Matter for Social Networking (but fix them anyway)

I’ve been reading a few of these posts about Inbox 2.0 and the “Biggest Social Graphs” and they line up with some things I’ve been thinking as well. I’ve posted two blurbs recently on email and social networking – you can read them here and here. Overall, I do agree that email inboxes do contain […]

Posted in: analytics, Email, enterprise, google, microsoft, office20, orgoo, plaxo, salesforce, social networking, web20, xobni, xoopit, yahoo, zimbra

Xobni and the Future of Social Networking Data

Earlier this week a friend of mine updated his IM status message asking his friends for thoughts on the future of social networking as he was getting ready to speak at an event on that very topic. I think that what the Xobni guys are working on is the future of where social networking is […]

Posted in: api, Email, fuser, microsoft, office20, orgoo, outlook, xobni, xoopit, zimbra

The Challenge in Switching Back to Outlook after Two Years on Gmail

VentureBeat is one of my favorite blogs – I read just about every post as soon as it comes out. I spend a lot of time thinking about email and I spend a lot of time reading, writing, and reacting to email. So when I saw this article entitled “Four Startups Ready to Change the […]

Posted in: enterprise, google, googleapps, microsoft, office20, platforms, productivity, salesforce, web20

Google Apps and Cap Gemini – Learn First, Make Money Second

I was reading this post on RWW about how Google and CapGemini are going to work together to drive Google Apps adoption in the enterprise. The post lined up with a bunch of things I’ve been thinking about after reading some Office 2.0 recaps. Is it just me or does there seem to be a […]

Posted in: blackberry, Carriers, Email, enterprise, Gadgets & Handsets, microsoft

Note to Microsoft – Don’t Buy RIM (You’ll Kill My Favorite Device)

Is Microsoft really going to buy RIM? Should they? As a gadgeteer, I can say this – Windows Mobile is absolutely the last OS I’d want on any mobile device these days. Having briefly owned a Moto Q and a few other Windows Mobile devices, that OS has a long way to go to be […]

Posted in: browser, internet+explorer, microsoft, Uncategorized

Should Microsoft Use IE to Get Into Analytics?

I have been playing with Alexa and Compete data for awhile this evening and was struck by a thought. Many of the complaints I hear about the inaccuracy of user data from the aforementioned services comes from the limited audience sizes, inability to de-duplicate users who work on multiple machines, and a host of other […]