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

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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


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 bobhyatt.typepad.com). “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


Yet More Social Networking – Shycast

January 18, 2007

(Michael Arrington, TechCrunch) “New Jersey based Shycast will be launching later this month and will put a new spin on brand promotion and paid contests. Like Bix, which was aquired by Yahoo in November 2006, Shycast will sponsor video-based contests with fairly large cash prizes…”

Shycast: Social Network for People & Brands


What Will Jobs be Bringing to MacWorld?

January 5, 2007

(Scott Ferguson, eWeek.com) “…Industry watchers say the annual event may bring word of an improved, full-screen iPod and an Apple cell phone compatible with iTunes.

Each year, in the weeks leading to Apple Computer’s Macworld Expo in San Francisco, the rumors and speculation begin circulating about what CEO Steve Jobs and his team will unveil during the major keynote address.This year is no exception…”

Analysts: Expect iTV, Leopard News at Macworld


Apple Forced to Deal with Security Issues

January 5, 2007

(Ryan Naraine, eWeek.com) “…The MoAB (Month of Apple Bugs) launched on New Year’s day with technical details and attack code for serious holes in the way media files are played on Apple’s Mac OS X and the two researchers—a hacker known only as L.M.H. and Kevin Finisterre—promise to expose similar insecurities every day throughout the month of January…”

Can Apple Overcome Latest Security Backlash?


$100 Laptops for Kids

January 3, 2007

(Brian Bergstein, Associated Press) “CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Forget windows, folders and boxes that pop up with text. When students in Thailand, Libya and other developing countries get their $150 computers from the One Laptop Per Child project in 2007, their experience will be unlike anything on standard PCs…”

Low-cost laptop could transform learning – Yahoo! News