Mahalo Search

May 31, 2007

Aloha Mahalo

Jason Calacanis has just launched a people-powered search engine reminiscent of Yahoo back in the day before the almighty algorithm.

I checked-out the Technology category and quickly noticed that there were few technologists listed.

I’ve known Jason for a few years, had he asked I would have shared my blog roll.

Dan Appleman recently put together a great search site for Dot Net developers, I say great because I found out that he indexes my blog as a authoritative source. Essential Dan’s searchdotnet filters Google search to offer you the best result for what your looking for.

Touch Computing

May 30, 2007

Surface Computing

The Human Touch

Microsoft Surface puts people in control of their experiences with technology, making everyday tasks entertaining, enjoyable and efficient. Imagine ordering a beverage during a meal with just the tap of a finger. Imagine quickly browsing through music and dragging favorite songs onto a personal playlist by moving a finger across the screen. Imagine creating and sending a personal postcard of vacation pictures instantly to friends and family, without ever touching a keyboard.

The CLR Everywhere

May 25, 2007

The Windows CLR

Sanjay Parthasarathy runs the Developer and Platform Evangelism Group, the vacuum created by his silence will be filled by harmful speculation and MSFT will fall below 30 before the NASDAQ bell sounds this afternoon.

Let’s focuse on the future of the Microsoft platform, I learned enough at the MEDC to know that we’re moving to managed code. At MIX07 we learned that the CLR and managed code will now run in the browser, so clearly the next logical step is to have the CLR run inside Windows.

Anyone who thinks that managed code is not fast enough for Windows wasn’t at the Intel Developer conference back in March. We have dual core processors on our laptops today, in a year we’ll have quad core and soon after eight core.

Multi-core, multi-threaded managed code is our developer platform destiny.

Microsoft Online Advertising

Microsoft to Acquire aQuantive, Inc.

Microsoft just announced they are acquiring aQuantive, Inc., for $66.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $6 billion.

The advertising industry is evolving and growing at an incredible pace, moving increasingly toward online and IP-served platforms, which dramatically increases the importance of software for this industry. .Today’s announcement represents the next step in the evolution of our ad network from our initial investment in MSN, to the broader Microsoft network including Xbox Live, Windows Live and Office Live, and now to the full capacity of the Internet. Microsoft is intensely committed to creating a thriving advertising business and to partnering closely with all key constituencies in this industry to help maximize the digital advertising opportunity for all.Steve Ballmer

This acquisition into digital media, aQuantive is the parent of Atlas, DRIVEpm and Avenue A | Razorfish doesn’t say much about Steve’s confidence in the Online Services Group.

I spoke to Steve Berkowitz several weeks ago in New York about placing ads from Microsoft on community blogs, he said we want to do it right and we’re not ready yet.

Video Ads

May 14, 2007

Relevant Ads

Contextual Overlay Advertising in Online Video is Here: Metacafe to Debut Format Today — YouTube Appears to be Testing It

I uploaded 18 videos last week and I haven’t been able to monetize them yet, so I hope to talk to some people at the Streaming Media conference in NYC tomorrow. 
On Friday I ended a two year old Partnership with Pheedo because they haven’t found relevant ads targeted towards my audience for long time. Pheedo told me over and over that they were getting into video advertising, but that never materialized.

Getting relevant ads targeted towards your readers is the key to success in online advertising.

The Digital Future

Tilting at a Digital Future

I pass by 1211 Avenue of the Americas in New York City often and every time I notice two or more members of NYPD there.  Rupey Murdoch’s empire earns billions of dollars and the good people of NY have to sacrifice their hard earned tax dollars to protect his media headquarters because of it’s provocative views.

His business is privatized, government propaganda; that’s all the company essentially does – Bruce Page

The story in today’s NYTimes is of a News Corp meeting a ten days ago in Monterey California for a Digital News Initiative and as this meeting concluded a digital story appeared in the NY Post about MSFT acquiring YHOO. This manufactured bit of news was linked to like a California wild fire causing a rise in the share price of YHOO.


Mr. Murdoch perked up when discussing the online potential of The New York Post, which has consistently lost money since he acquired it.

Looks like they have found a new revenue stream and maybe members of the SEC should be placed at 1211 Avenue of the Americas from now on.

Centrino Pro and Duo

May 9, 2007

Centrino Duo

Multitude Of Innovations Boost New Intel-Based Laptops

Faster processors and chipsets. Great-looking video and graphics. Stronger and faster wireless signals. Better security and manageability. Designed for energy efficiency to enable great battery life. An option to turbo-speed boot time and software application loading.Intel Corporation today announced a host of new technologies, including faster Intel Core2 Duo processors, for its latest-generation Intel Centrino processor technology used in notebook PCs for consumers and businesses.
We just Launched the next generation of Centrino Duo and Centrino Pro Laptops in New York City, it was a cool event in a very fashionable loft overlooking the Hudson on a beautiful spring day.

The Santa Rosa chipset has arrived at last and Mobile computing will never be the same.