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Bloggaps and Sabbaticals

August 31st, 2006 · 1 Comment

It looks like we have experienced a bloggap here on this site. Actually I’m running an experiment this summer. I’ve been taking a sabbatical. Sure, I’m still writing my monthly InfoTech column with Landscape Management Magazine. (Check out the latest on Websites, Software Licensing, and Website Content) And I’m still working on some pet projects like my […]

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Tags: Business · General

Google Spreadsheet, What will MS do now?

June 6th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Good news for the web 2.0 world today. Google has released (via limited beta) Google Spreadsheet, their answer to Excel on the web. While it might not be as feature rich as people would like, that fact that it can read and write .xls files is a good start, not to mention the online sharing […]

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Tags: Business · Web 2.0

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

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

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