Cisco Reaching Past the Router

December 17, 2007

A New Blueprint for Cisco:

(Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek) “Now, Ratzlaff, 47, Cisco’s director of user experience, hopes to borrow a page from his old employer. He and his dozen-or-so staffers have created a blueprint for how Cisco’s products should work together for customers. With the support of CEO John Chambers and other top brass, they are trying to impose it on the San Jose company.”


Google Apps Take a Run at Microsoft

February 22, 2007

(John Pallatto, eWeek) “After months of testing, Google is ready to see whether businesses large and small are ready to pay to use its online suite of basic business applications, including spreadsheets, e-mail, word processing, calendars and instant messaging…”

Google Apps Premier Edition Takes Aim at the Enterprise

Business 2.0 Gives us their top 25 in 2007

February 22, 2007

(Allen Stern, Center Networks) “Business 2.0 has a nice article today highlighting 25 startups that will “strike gold” in 2007. It’s a lot of clicking to view them all, so here are direct links to all 25…”

Business 2.0: 25 startups to watch in 2007 – CenterNetworks – News, Reviews, Insights and Interviews

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

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

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