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Seven for 2007 – Some New Predictions and a Look at 2006

It’s prediction time again. Before I jump into my new set of predictions, let’s take a peek at last year’s crop of predictions. Full text can be found here: 2006 Predictions – What was the verdict? 1. Windows finally makes real headway in the smartphone market. Verdict: I think this is more or less true. […]

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Meeteor Upgrade Finally Live

Now that my travel schedule has calmed down a bit, I have finally had some time to work with my developer friend to launch a much needed improvement to my side project, Meeteor. This is the first of two planned UI upgrades for the early portion of this year. It feels good to now have […]

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The First Post-MBA Job Conundrum

This post has nothing whatsoever to do with technology or gadgets. You have been warned. I have been mulling this post over for a long time and finally decided to sit down and write it. Now that I am about a year and half out of business school and have had a chance to chat […]

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My First oDesk Experience (Pretty Good, Could be Better)

I have been very curious about oDesk ever since I first read about the service. The idea of easy to find, low cost, contract software development resources sounded really good. For those of you who don’t have the patience to read beyond the break, I’ll give you the executive summary. The service works well and […]

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Webroot and the Elusive Security IPO

I read this article about how Webroot hired a new CEO. Some of the blog speculation is that this new CEO hire is a tune-up to an upcoming IPO filing. One of the interesting things to consider is that information security was the “web 2.0” of 2003 — many companies got funded and there was […]

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MIT/Stanford VLAB Event with Geoffrey Moore on 11/15

The MIT/Stanford VLAB has a cool event with Geoffrey Moore coming up on the 15th. Sadly I won’t be able to attend. A Special Evening with Geoffrey Moore (Best-selling Author of Crossing the Chasm and Dealing with Darwin) Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 @ Stanford Graduate School of Business 6:00 – 7:00 PM Networking/Hors d’oeuvres […]

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The Problem with Amazon.com’s Web Services — Why Amazon?

I was reading Baris Karadogan’s response piece to Venturebeat’s criticism of Amazon’s strategy to provide “muck” for start-ups. The analogy he provided of the shift to fabless semiconductors is interesting, but I have a few other comments that are more in line with the original Venturebeat piece. Why Amazon? Perhaps I can’t be objective because […]

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Anecdotal Feedback on Place Shifting – Slingbox Wins

I have been traveling for work almost continually for about 3 months. Now that I am in Tokyo, I have been experimenting to find a cost-effective way to watch US television (NFL and sports in particular) while overseas. Sadly, there is a relatively narrow range of options — I tried the following three and have […]

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