America’s CIO

July 2, 2009

Vivek Kundra America’s CIO

Great video demonstrating Open Government

On January 21, 2009, President Obama signed the Memorandum for Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on Transparency and Open Government—the first memorandum of his presidency. In it, he announced his administration’s commitment to achieving an “unprecedented level of openness in Government.”.


YouTube Live!

November 23, 2008

YouTube Live

I watched in HD, just me and half the people on the planet. This EVENT is a moment in Web history.

Akamai handled the live video stream around the world and they did a great job, the quality on my system was fantastic.

45nm AMD Opteron

November 13, 2008

Quad-Core AMD Opteron

Today AMD is announcing it’s first 45 nanometer Quad-Core Opteron Server processor, it will require a third less power then the previous generation Opteron and with a larger cash enabling advanced virtualzation capabilities.

The Quad-Core Opteron is optimized for high speed DDR2 memory creating more efficiency with less power in the Data Center for a welcomed decrease in the overall cost of cooling.

Partners HP, IBM, SUN and Cray are shipping servers today with the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron. AMD is the processor provider for Windows Azure cloud services.

Wiimote Demo

October 26, 2008

Head Tracking
Johnny Chung Lee had an idea and rather then writing a paper or speaking at a conference he decided to make a demo video on YouTube. 6,215,740 views later he’s been recruited by Microsoft’s Applied Sciences in the entertainment and devices division, where he hopes to get the biggest wow for the smallest amount of work.


July 23, 2008

SeamlessWeb is a fast, easy way to order food online

It’s convenient and fun to order food online from over 2,000 of the best delivery and takeout restaurants in these 14 cities! 

Keep-up will all the news in food by subscribing to their bolg!

Yahoo Not Out Yet

June 20, 2008

Yahoo’s Not 404 Yet

The rumors of Yahoo’s demise have been greatly exaggerated on Techcrunch, BoomTown and Silicon Alley Insider blogs. Yahoo is a public company and if we had a diligent SEC we might learn why these three blogs have been singing from the same him sheet for months.

Yahoo was mismanaged over the past five years, so a YHOO shareholder may see it’s a good thing that all these VP’s are going

Google in the Enterprise

April 14, 2008

Salesforce and Google

Salesforce has expanded their partnership with Google to deliver a new product called Salesforce for Google Apps. Salesforce for Google Apps is a simple combination of Web-based business applications that streamline communication and collaboration with the power to change the way you work.

A Microsoft spokesperson wasn’t impressed, but Google has their foot in the Enterprise door.

Live Maps

April 11, 2008

Live Maps 6.1

Mark Brown just announce that the latest version of Live Maps is up and ready to go. Coming soon is an upgrade of the Map Control to version 6.1 for developers.

Google App Engine

Google is offering developers a tool that enables us to run our web applications on Google’s infrastructure. The goal is to make it easy to get started with a new web app, and then make it easy to scale when that app reaches the point where it’s receiving significant traffic with millions of users

In the Air

February 25, 2008

Air Data

This mornings NYTimes has a nice story about Kevin Lynch and his dream of a Kevincloud. I still have Keven’s business card from Micromedia, but now he’s the chief technology office of Adobe on the verge of launching his dream now called Air.

Keven is realising the dream we had a few years ago for Smart Clients, Billy Hollis at conference after conference would preach the value of the Smart Client running on your desktop and connecting with the web when more data was required. Two years ago I thought we were going to get Smart Client adoption from Amazon and eBay because it would be more secure to use a Client rather then a browser.