Build a Platform or an Experience

January 22, 2007

Some interesting thoughts from Scott Karp at Pubishing 2.0

Platforms Vs. Experiences » Publishing 2.0


Apple TV or Mac Mini

January 22, 2007

(Brady Forrest, O’Reilly radar) “Last week Apple didn’t just release the iPhone. They also released Apple TV, a single use appliance that allows you to play music, watch movies and view your pictures from your home PCs or Macs. When I saw it my first thought was how this would stack up compared to the Mac Mini as a multimedia device. Both are small, both have iTunes — what are the exact trade-offs? Luckily, the Apple Blog has written up a great side-by-side comparison of the Mac Mini and the Apple TV…”

O’Reilly Radar > Apple Tv or Mac Mini

Deloitte’s Technology Predictions for 2007

January 22, 2007

( “What’s going to happen in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) sector in 2007? What will be the impact of convergence? Will media make good on the opportunities in the Chinese market? How will the net neutrality debate be resolved? All of these issues are discussed in Predictions 2007—three reports outlining the critical trends that will influence the global TMT market in 2007…”

TMT Trends: Predictions 2007 – Technology, Media & Telecommunications – Article – Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Widgets… All the Buzz

January 22, 2007

(Scott Kirshner, New York Times) “On his Web log, Pastor Hyatt, the leader of the Evergreen Community in Portland, Ore., has woven in widgets, or mini-applications, that show a selection of book covers from his personal library, present the most recent posts from some of his favorite blogs, and serve up random quotes from the television show “Arrested Development.”“You start small, and it’s kind of like an addiction,” said Pastor Hyatt (his blog is at “TypePad has a whole section of widgets, and they’re adding more all the time,” he continued, referring to a popular blog-hosting service…”

Some Bling for Your Blog – New York Times

Google Ads in Video Games

January 22, 2007

(centernetworks) “Nick and Kevin at the Wall Street Journal (sub required) have a lengthy article today about the possibility of Google acquiring Adscape, a company which places ads inside video games. Google noted that a deal could be reached as early as next week…”

Google’s Next Ad Frontier May Be Inside Videogames, Google looking to acquire Adscape – CenterNetworks – News, Reviews, Insights and Interviews

Flash Based Zune for Xmas This Year

January 22, 2007

(Ryan Block, engadget) “It looks like the same discussion with Chris Stephenson that yielded that 2007 European Zune launch figure also gave up a few more details about the Zune line: apparently we can expect a flash-based Zune for the holiday season later this year (damn they’re taking their dear sweet time on that) and apparently Stephenson also hinted at “a truly WiFi-enabled device” at some point in the future, according to Digital Music News…”

Flash-based Zune due in Q407, better WiFi soon – Engadget

Is MySpace banning Widgets?

January 22, 2007

(Michael Arrington, TechCrunch) “There was a mysterious outage on MySpace this morning. It lasted just 2.5 hours, and the site itself performed mostly as it should. All that happened was this: Anyone trying to add a Flash widget to the site, or show an image via an inserted link, or otherwise embed any sort of code, couldn’t do it. Existing widgets worked fine, but none could be added. And if a MySpace user edited their page, any existing embedded code produced an error…”

MySpace is Getting a Little Testy