Rethinking target markets

Image via CrunchBase Mike Speiser, Managing Director at Sutter Hill Ventures, has an interesting post on GigaOm today.  An excerpt: Self-Service Nation: Why Targeting Small Business Is Good Business While the 80-20 rule can be very powerful, the reality is that many of the costs associated with building, supporting, distributing and selling technology products have […]

Amazon is slowly starting to open up the Kindle

Image by Getty Images via Daylife A few months back I wrote about the need for Amazon to begin ‘socializing’ the Kindle.  Another item of frustration that I forgot to mention in that post was the inability to pull my notes and highlights from the kindle via the web.  I As of this morning, however, […]

Gmail Contacts finally becomes useful

If you’re a Gmail user like me, 2008 seemed like a lost year.  Google did give us the Google Labs features, many of which were nice tweaks, but there wasn’t a significant improvement to the core application.  2009, as you know has been quite different.  We’ve seen the addition of many significant features, with offline […]

Hey Amazon, it’s time to socialize the Kindle

Image by MARQUINAM via Flickr Over the last few months, I’ve been doing a lot of reading, mostly on my Amazon Kindle.  I think it’s a great device in its current form, an will no doubt get better with the refresh that’s due out next week.  As an electronic book reader, the Kindle is definitely […]

MindMeister updates include Cross-Connections

Image via Wikipedia I’m a big fan of mind mapping.  For years I used MindJet’s MindManager application, but I’ve since migrated to the cloud based MindMeister.  MindMeister is not as robust as MindManager, but it allows for collaborative brainstorming without client-side software.  Over the last year or so, MindMeister has grown in capabilities, including offline […]

Boxee will soon be available to less priviledged

Image via Wikipedia Boxee, the awesome media center application that aggregates many online media sources onto one platform is opening up next month for anyone who is interested in a beta.  I’ve been on the alpha, and love it.  This integration has me seriously thinking dropping the dreaded cable bill. boxee blog » opening up […]

Tibco’s Greg the Architect: ROI

Now this is one of the better offbeat advertising campaigns I’ve seen for enterprise software: Tibco, a major player in the SOA space, came up with the Greg the Architect campaign.  It’s a pretty funny look into the world of the IT foot soldier in a big company.  I particularly liked the episode I embedded […]

Amazon continues its cloud computing build out

Image via Wikipedia With the release of CloudFront, Amazon continues to build out a full selection of cloud computing offerings.  With CloudFront even small developers can gain the power of a global content distribution network (much like Akamai).  Werner Vogels, Amazon CTO, explains the service in this post: Expanding the Cloud: Amazon CloudFront – All […]