Posted in: paypal, revolution money

Revolution Money Sounds Interesting

As usual, VentureBeat had a good post on a cool company. I was reading about Revolution Money, the new service designed to help consumers and merchants save money and make it easier to buy things online. I was particularly interested in the Revolution Money Exchange product – it sounds really cool. The basic story for […]

Posted in: facebook, google, social networking, web20

I Don’t Get the Open Social Graph Meme (and why the Facebook “Tax” is OK by Me)

Every now and then some meme goes around the blogosphere that I just don’t get (check out this post, this post, or this post if you want a good summary). Right now, that’s how I feel about the “open social graph” meme that keeps talking about how we need an open system for social networking […]

Posted in: boozemail, facebook, renkoo

Renkoo and the Facebook Success Plan Problem

Sometimes you come across an article that’s just a great example for something you’ve been thinking about for awhile. Over on Inside Facebook there’s a great post about how Renkoo’s Boozemail application has become really popular. Given that the application is driving a lot of traffic over to Renkoo, they’re faced with the question of […]

Posted in: wifi, Wireless Communications

Why are Broadband Access Cards Getting Overlooked?

This is a really short post. I’ve had two broadband access cards for my laptop in the last 6 months (one from AT&T and one from Verizon) and I have to say that these cards are the most useful work-related communications tools I’ve found since I got my first Blackberry. Aside from allowing me to […]

Posted in: Email, mozilla, outlook, thunderbird

Setting Thunderbird Free is Really Interesting

I read a bunch of posts on how Mozilla is setting the Thunderbird client free to pursue a semi-independent destiny (I’ll cite Om’s piece as I thought it was good and succinct). I think this is a really interesting move for Mozilla to make for a couple of reasons: 1. Most application development is so […]

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: caltrain, wifi, Wireless Communications

Caltrain Rejecting Wi-Fi for Trains Makes Sense to Me

I was reading this post on how Caltrain is rejecting a bid to build out Wi-Fi for the train system. As someone who rides Caltrain from Mountain View to SF once or twice a week, I think it’s a smart move. I’ve noticed that people who regularly ride the train and really want to work […]

Posted in: google, Uncategorized

Who’s Afraid of Google? The Economist Missed It

As a former Googler, I saw the cover of the Economist with the big article about “Who’s Afraid of Google?” and I have to say that it wasn’t at all what I had expected. As someone who did work at Google for about 18 months and really enjoyed it, I was expecting a piece more […]

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