Thursday, January 27, 2011

Google Chrome Blog: Living on the web with the Chrome Web Store (and the Cr-48!)

Google Chrome Blog: Living on the web with the Chrome Web Store (and the Cr-48!)

Google "Chrome Web Store", including promo on ChromeOS laptops...

Example app: LucidChart

is an HTML5-based visual collaboration tool that makes drawing diagrams fast and easy. Also work together with an unlimited number of others to create and edit diagrams in real time, with changes merged and synced instantaneously -- great for team collaboration and working with clients.

Including iPads, Apple Climbs to 3rd in Global PC Sales -

Including iPads, Apple Climbs to 3rd in Global PC Sales -

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More HTC / Facebook Phone Details Emerge - SlashGear

More HTC / Facebook Phone Details Emerge - SlashGear

...the rumored Facebook phone being developed by HTC.
The device is said to have Facebook’s color scheme
and branding and be focused around the Facebook news feed.

-Location-aware coupons that push to your phone when you are near where you can actually use them.

-An always-on GPS service that runs in the background and shares your info with friends / apps like the coupon thing. There are some disturbing privacy implications there, but I doubt most buyers will care.

-Very little, if any, local storage. Everything is in the cloud.

-There will be a camera, but it will upload straight to the cloud.

-The phone will include a news ticker notification system that pushes all of your different accounts into one mass inbox.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Visualization deconstructed: Mapping Facebook's friendships - O'Reilly Radar

visualization that examined a subset of the relations between Facebook users. Users were positioned in their respective cities and arcs denoted friendships.
unraveling of a very detailed map of the world, including the shapes of the continents (remember that only lines representing relationships are drawn).

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Qwiki: Much bigger than 'search with a voice'

presents information to users in "narrative" form using web-based text, videos, and photos.
The tool does creates a short presentation where a somewhat natural-sounding computerized female voice "reads" information from the Web - such as a few paragraphs from a Wikipedia entry - and overlays it with photos and videos referring to the term.

Qwiki, the "information experience" platform whose first product will be a web-based reference tool with about 3 million terms, is moving "to the next level" with funding from some high profile investors.
It announced Friday that it had received $8 million from various investors including Facebook co-
founder Eduardo Saverin and YouTube co-founder Jawed-Karim

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Associated Press: Google turns Page on Schmidt, names co-founder CEO

Google turns Page on Schmidt, names co-founder CEO

When Google Inc. went public in 2004, the three men running the company promised each other they would remain a ruling triumvirate for at least 20 more years.

Although their commitment to work together until 2024 hasn't changed, Google CEO Eric Schmidt and company co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are being reassigned in an attempt to recapture the free-wheeling spirit of the company's youth.

The surprise shake-up announced late Thursday will return Page, 37, to the CEO job he filled in Google's early days. The move ends Schmidt's decade-long reign in a position that also stamped him as the "adult supervisor" of a company that once seemed like a romper room filled with technological wunderkinds.

Schmidt, 55, will stay on as executive chairman. The new role turns him into Page's consigliere as well as a liaison for Google's business partners and government officials.

Brin, also 37, will be freed up to work on pet projects aimed at expanding Google's empire.

The changes take effect April 4, leaving the current hierarchy intact through the current quarter.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States

American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States

Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.

YouTube - President Kennedy 1961 Inaugural Address

YouTube - President Kennedy 1961 Inaugural Address

John F. Kennedy
Inaugural Address
Friday, January 20, 1961

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

7 Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs

7 Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs @SlidesShare

Slides by Carmine Gallo

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

A presentation (slides) from a very interesting book
"The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience"
by Carmine Gallo, a columnist for

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Inteview with Mark Zuckerberg, by Tim O'Reilly and John Batelle

podcast, IT Conversations, Web 2.0 Conference

"Move fast, be bold and take risks" is what
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tries to hammer home everyday.

Near the end of interview, he says something like this:
"I like your map, but I think it is wrong:
the best parts are 'uncharted territory'; this is not a 'zero-sum-game'.

He got a applause from audience, and interviewers agreed that
'that is why you will win'...

Mark Zuckerberg: Your Map Is Missing ‘Uncharted Territory’

“The biggest part of the map has to be uncharted territory — this map makes it seem like it’s zero-sum, but it’s not. We’re building value, not just taking it away from someone else.”

Confucius Quotes - Choose a job you love, and...

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius quote

Saturday, January 01, 2011

T. S. Eliot Quotes - We shall not cease from...

"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." - T. S. Eliot

Error 2011 (0x7DB) Information - Error Code 2011

Happy New 0x7DB

2011 in hexadecimal code :)

Windows Error Code 0x7DB (2011): ERROR_INVALID_PROFILE
"The recipient of the sent email will receive the Windows message error 2011. This brings confusion to the recipients because they were worrying if the email message was harmful or not. The message error 2011 keeps popping up when the refuses to press accept."

This reminds of Facebook :)

By the way, this year could bring big changes in Databases (DB), more shift to NoSQL...
"MonoMac" podcast
with Miguel de Icaza @DotNetRocks

MonoMac is a set of tools to let .NET developers build applications for the Mac using the Mac UI elements in Cocoa (free!)

Windows Phone 7 - comparison of phones

win phone 7 comparison image