iCloud’s real purpose: kill Windows Robert X. Cringely on iCloud: The incumbent platform today is Windows because it is in Windows machines that nearly all of our data and our ability to use that data have been trapped. But the Apple announcement changes all that. Suddenly the competition isn’t about platforms at all, but about […]
For this reason, soon Google Apps will only support modern browsers. Beginning August 1st, we’ll support the current and prior major release of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari on a rolling basis. Each time a new version is released, we’ll begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version. Our plans to support […]
Netflix Is Killing BitTorrent in The US As we’ve said a few times in the past, the only way to decrease piracy is to compete with it and offer products that are superior to its pirated counterpart. It appears that for (older) movies Netflix is on the right path here. Now that there’s proof, how […]
Brent Simmons on why we still need blogs: Twitter and Facebook are great for organizing a revolution. Blogs are for explaining why we need one.
Zappos is so good at customer service, 404 means a whole different thing.
Wag of My Finger to Paul Allen After reading Freakonomics 2, my respect for Paul Allen and his team skyrocketed as they try to solve big problems like hurricanes, global warming and malaria(with mosquito killing laser beam-not a joke). But now, in my eyes, he’s just a plain old patent troll(like the one near his […]
HP vs Dell: Storage Showdown Does HP genuinely want 3PAR or do they just want Dell to spend as much money on it as they can trying to buy it? When I saw Dell had upped the bid this morning, I thought it had been a brilliant move on HP’s part, by forcing Dell to […]
Interesting conversation from Charlie Wilson’s War: Gust Avrakotos: There’s a little boy and on his 14th birthday he gets a horse… and everybody in the village says, “how wonderful. The boy got a horse” And the Zen master says, “we’ll see.” Two years later, the boy falls off the horse, breaks his leg, and everyone […]