When Do We Get WiMAX

August 26, 2006

(Nate Anderson, ars technica) “WiMAX has recently had a run of good press. Intel recently invested $600 million in Clearwire, a firm that has aspirations to build out a national WiMAX network. Intel has also partnered with Caltrain to conduct a (successful) test of mobile WiMAX, and commuters on the test train were able to access the Internet at broadband speeds while moving at 79 mph. And the first full-city WiMAX network in the UK will go up in the town of Milton Keynes…”

WiMAX not yet around the corner; more like a block away

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Firefox Download – ReloadEvery extension

August 26, 2006

(LifeHacker) “Win/Mac/Linux with Firefox: The ReloadEvery extension automatically refreshes a web page at a time interval you define (like every 10 seconds.)..”

Download of the Day: ReloadEvery extension (Firefox) – Lifehacker


Automating the Software Production Line

August 26, 2006

(Darryl K. Taft, eWeek) “BALTIMORE—With reuse of software assets as its foundation, the software product line theory will help foster mass production and customization of software to power the next generation of systems, SPL experts said at a conference here.At the Software Product Line Conference, vendors, researchers and practitioners shed light on the status of software product lines, how they are putting them to use, and what tools and techniques help to implement SPLs…”

Software Product Lines Automate Development


Cable Targets Business

August 26, 2006

(Yinka Adgegoke, Reuters, eWeek) “NEW YORK (Reuters)—Major U.S. cable companies are preparing to challenge telephone companies on their most profitable turf—the business services market.After winning over many consumers by packaging phone, Internet and TV services into attractive bundles, cable is planning to attack the estimated $100 billion corporate market next by deeply undercutting prices offered by phone rivals…”

Cable Sets its Sights on Business Services


Thinking Beyond Web 2.0

August 26, 2006

(Dion Hinchcliffe, SOA WebServices Journal) “I’m here in Sebastopol, California for O’Reilly’s yearly FOO Camp and consequently I’m in the mood for thinking beyond the signature topic of this blog and towards where things are headed next. As a good example of this, my colleague Jeremy Geelan has been closely following the possibilities here as well and has been investigating the ultimate ramifications of Web 2.0 and social software in general, a topic that Jeremy and others have been referring to as Social Computing. And looking even beyond this, though certainly as extensions of Web 2.0 and Social Computing, we have the complete collapsing together of all of our software and IT systems, something that Microsoft’s Gary Flake as referred to earlier this year during the launch of Live Labs as the Internet Singularity, which he describes as…”

Thinking Beyond Web 2.0: Social Computing and the Internet Singularity (Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 Blog)


Basecamp has Competition

August 26, 2006

(Marshall Kirkpatrick, TechCrunch) “AdventNet’s online productivity suite Zoho has added a project management system to its already long list of offerings. ZohoProjects is now accepting new signups and there’s a demo account you can use from the front page. The Zoho team told me that if Basecamp targets “the less is more crowd,” ZohoProjects will be feature rich. It’s not there yet, but it sounds like a good strategy. Once a single sign-in is available across all the Zoho services – there’s twelve in all – this could be really powerful…”

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Say Hello to Pixsy

August 26, 2006

(Marshall Kirkpatrick, TechCrunch) “Time Magazine called image and video search engine Pixsy “clever” in its list of the Top 50 Coolest Websites early this month. I talked to Pixsy about their technology tonight and I think it’s something more than clever. On a pace to have 5 billion thumbnail images and counting indexed around the first of next year, Pixsy could make a whole lot of money. The images come from places ranging from YouTube to the New York Times. The idea is to license the company’s huge index of thumbnail shots, vertical search and ajax UI to medium and large media companies seeking some spice for their search, news or other text pages. The company has between 5 and 10 million images indexed now but says that number is growing exponentially. Yahoo! and Google reported image indexes of 1.5 and 2 billion respectively last year…”

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