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Entries from May 2006

May CTO Breakfast

May 19th, 2006 · No Comments

We had a good discussion today at the Phil Windley’s CTO Breakfast. A couple of items really stood out. Bruce Fryer with a new startup Digisense brought up the Amazon S3 web service is being used by JungleDisk.com to provide super low cost online backup. An interesting part of the discussion turned toward how to […]

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Tags: Business · General · Technology

ASCII Maps and Poly9

May 17th, 2006 · No Comments

Have you ever wondered what happened to the ASCII art phenomenon on the 70s and 80s? Look no further than ASCII Maps from Canadian based Poly9 Group Inc. ASCII Maps is a mashup between Google maps and ASCII art where the map data is dynamically translated into a text based representation. I’m not sure it’s really functional, […]

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Tags: Technology · Web 2.0

Skype Offers Free Calling

May 16th, 2006 · No Comments

Online Voice over IP vendor Skype has just announced free calling with in the US and Canada until the end of the year. This is an interesting move and further commoditize the long distance market. But the real questions is whether this is sustainable. I.e. How will Skype pay the bill for these PSTN calls? And […]

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Tags: Business · Technology · Voip/Telephony · Web 2.0

Foldera Online PIM

May 15th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Foldera is a new personal information manager (PIM) that is completely online. Complete with all of the usual Ajax goodies, this service is currently in beta. This might just be the perfect solution for someone who works on several different machines (desktop, laptop, home PC) each day. Centralizing your information out on the Internet clearly […]

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Tags: Web 2.0

The IM Generation

May 11th, 2006 · No Comments

There is an interesting article at AlwaysOn on what is being billed as the “IM Generation.” Born between 1980 and 2000, this next generation is living in a 24/7 online world where IM is more important that email. This generation is also bring a new look to the venture market where boot-strapping a company is the name […]

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Tags: Business · Web 2.0