Sunday, December 18, 2005

RAD Lab @ Berkeley
The Reliable, Adaptive and Distributed systems lab
Microsoft, Google, and Sun lead industry funding of academic lab on Internet services.
BBC NEWS | Technology | What is it with Wikipedia?
Google comprose for AOL
"agreed to give favored placement to content from AOL throughout its site"
Google to pay $1B for 5% of AOL
Plus Google with get access to Time Warner?s film and television library.
GOOG up $430; stock price change paid for the deal.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Douglas Engelbart quote: "'I realized that I didn't have any more goals than a steady job, getting married and living happily ever after,' and he asked himself, 'How can my career maximize my contribution to mankind?' "

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Yahoo! Answers
Google Transit Trip Planner (labs)
for commuters, to easily access public transit schedules, routes, and plan trips using their local public transportation options
Higher Order JavaScript

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Google AI
...HIDDEN behind its simple white pages, Google has already created what it says is one of the most sophisticated artificial intelligence systems ever built. In a fraction of a second, it can evaluate millions of variables about its users and advertisers, correlate them with its potential database of billions of ads and deliver the message to which each user is most likely to respond....
"superhuman intelligence", "technological singularity" Vernor Vinge @ Accelerating Change 2005

Saturday, October 29, 2005

MIT OpenCourseWare | Master Course List
"Engineering = purposeful use of science"
Accelerating Change 2005 - AI and IA
Artificial intelligence ("AI"), broadly defined, improves the intelligence and autonomy of our technology. Intelligence amplification ("IA") empowers human beings and their social, political, and economic environments.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Indigo and Avalon are now but faint memories - long live WCF/WPFWindows Communication Foundation/Windows Presentation Foundation

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Hiring is Obsolete
"The three big powers on the Internet now are Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft. Average age of their founders: 24."

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Friday, March 04, 2005

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Wired 13.02: The Microsoft Memo, 2008
Bill Gates hires open source icon Linus Torvalds?

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Google: $1 Trillion?
Cell CPU
IBM, Sony, Toshiba Unveil Microprocessor Challenge to Intel

Friday, February 04, 2005

Friday, January 28, 2005

The Might of XML
"inefficiencies in the way XML is digested threatens to paralyze distributed computing / SOA"

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Amazon A9 Rolls Out Multimedia Yellow Pages
incorporation of location-specific video images. This would allow a visitor to see a restaurant listing and to be able to pan a series of images to see buildings on the left and on the right, which is part of a feature called Block View.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Peter Bromberg's UnBlog: What should be in a BLOG?
More Patent Funnies...
IBM Receives Patent for Using Regular Expressions to Extract Information from Documents, Google Receives Patent for Highlighting of Search Results,
and Microsoft Attempts to Patent Object Persistence.
Browser Alternatives: Beyond IE

Sunday, January 23, 2005


C# + XQuery + SQL = Cw
(former X#)

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Google preventing comment spam
attribute (rel="nofollow") on hyperlinks

The next step would be to use full URL in the "rel" attribute,
i.e. a rel="" href="..."
and this would be Semantic Web 1.0
conversation with Adam Bosworth Jon Udell

RSS is like Lego

Friday, January 14, 2005 Introducing Comega
By Dare Obasanjo
New SW/WS comp - Cassatt: " In 1990, according to IDC, about 20% of IT costs were in [operations management]. Now, it's over 60%, approaching 70%."
Semantic Web Ontologies: What Works and What Doesn't Peter Norvig, Google