Note to entrepreneurs: Your idea is not special Brad Feld: Often these entrepreneurs think their idea is brand new – that no one has ever thought of it before. Other times they ask me to sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect their idea. Occasionally the emails mysteriously allude to the idea without really saying what […]
Duke Nukem Forever: barely playable, not funny, rampantly offensive Ben Kuchera from ArsTecnica: In the first few moments of Duke Nukem Forever, your character pees in a urinal and then earns an achievement for reaching into a toilet and extracting a piece of human excrement. Why does the game reward you for doing this? I […]
IBM’s centenary: The test of time The Economist: But [Apple] has a powerful organising idea: take the latest technology, package it in a simple, elegant form and sell it at a premium price. I think Apple applies this principle very effectively, but completely disagree it charges a premium. iPhones, iPads and Macs compete on features […]
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 […]