Monthly Archives: February 2008

Google economist on Google’s success: Huh?

Hal Varian is an economist at Google, and I’m sure he’s a good one.   However his Freakonomics and Google blog analysis of why Google has done so well in search leaves a lot to be desired.    After knocking down a … Continue reading

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Adobe Air – offline to online is good

Adobe is launching an application that will allow people to work offline on forms and other content which will then automatically be posted to websites when they go back online.   This is an excellent “transitional” application because many users still have … Continue reading

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Computer interface = your brain

OK, I know what I want next Christmas:  An Emotiv headset, and I’m not even a gamer.   This is the next generation of gaming controllers, and although probably the final product will leave much brain-to-computer control to be desired I’d suggest that … Continue reading

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Kurzweil on cellular level computing

Ray Kurzweil is shaking up our idea of what will be with his amazing predictions about the future of computing – a future he thinks will soon lead to the emergence of computers so small and powerful they’ll drive our own thinking processes … Continue reading

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OK, not quite an oxymoron, but here is the latest “headline” from Microsoft that comes pretty close to contradicting it’s own strategic premise: Microsoft Makes Strategic Changes in Technology and Business Practices to Expand Interoperability. New interoperability principles and actions will … Continue reading

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Google Adsense for Video, Google Health

Google is the big news today with two major product initiatives.    The first is Google’s entry into the health records management business with trial recordkeeping at a Cleveland hospital.   AP reports The second Google development is adsense for video, yet another attempt … Continue reading

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Gates on Yahoo: “It’s the People” | Yahoo on Gates “OMG! He’s making Soylent Green!”

As Microsoft prepares for a proxy fight that will pit them agains the Yahoo board in the fight over control of Yahoo, Bill Gates is talking up the deal as a way for Microsoft to access the great talent pool … Continue reading

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