Wednesday, April 30, 2008

What I've Learned: Vint Cerf

This is the interview with Vint Cerf.
I was interested in the following contents very much.

1. Silicon Valley missed the importance of the experience.

In Silicon Valley, failure is experience. Now, if you fail at everything, that's different. But a failure is a mark of experience more than anything else.

2. The maintenance means disappearing in the value.
As for the software, it is necessary to continue to learn the emerging trends is always new.

Over a period of a hundred or a thousand years, the probability of maintaining continuity of the software to interpret the old stuff is probably close to zero.

What I've Learned: Vint Cerf (Esquire)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cloud Computing: Eyes on the Skies

Cloud computing is similar to what the tech industry has been calling "on-demand" or "utility" computing, terms used to describe the ability to tap into computing power on the Web with the same ease as plugging into an electric outlet in your home. But cloud computing is also different from the older concepts in a number of ways.

Cloud Computing: Eyes on the Skies (BusinessWeek)

Golden Years of Television Find New Life on the Web

"Long Tail" of niche content is available for the Internet Age ?!

According to NY Times article;
In putting old episodes online, broadcasters are tapping into the “long tail” of niche content that the Internet has monetized. While executives are reticent about the costs involved, and while syndicated and DVD sales remain dominant sources of revenue, the repurposing of long-dead shows is creating another new revenue stream for distributors.

Golden Years of Television Find New Life on the Web (The New York Times)

What do you think of these ideas? Or are the Contents Media missing the boat completely with audiencess? If so, what would you advise them to do?

I’d love to hear from you.



Sunday, April 27, 2008

China Needs Old Boys With M.B.A.


When in Rome, do as the Romans do?!

Rapid growth, though, is only one of the issues these entrepreneurs are facing. Every bit as difficult are ingrained mind-sets and attitudes that can make it difficult for Chinese executives to adapt professional management techniques.

China Needs Old Boys With M.B.A. (The New York Times)

Société Générale’s Rogue Trader Finds a New Job

PARIS — Jérôme Kerviel, the Société Générale trader who used his knowledge of the French bank’s electronic risk controls to conceal billions in unauthorized bets, has a new job — at a computer consulting firm.

Société Générale’s Rogue Trader Finds a New Job (NY Times)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Morgan Stanley exec named new Google CIO

Google has found its new chief information officer, CNET News.com has learned: Benjamin Fried, a programmer who rose through the ranks to run much of Morgan Stanley's computing infrastructure.

According to the CNET blog, he did some work with the job scheduler called "DTS(Decision-Theoretic Scheduler)" before working by Morgan Stanley. DTS is now used in NASA.

Morgan Stanley exec named new Google CIO (CNET)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Cloud Computing. Available at Amazon.com Today

Bezos likes to say that Amazon is a software company at heart. That has a corollary: The more open it is, the more powerful it is. Consumers continue to get the world's best retail experience. Long-tail retailers get the world's best back office, plus shelf space in the mother of all malls. Developers get a cheap, instant, essentially limitless computing cloud.

Cloud Computing. Available at Amazon.com Today (WIRED)

Full Text of Ray Ozzie Mesh Memo

As we wrote last night, the new Live Mesh service that just launched as an invite only "technology preview" is Microsoft's attempt to tie all of our data together. Live Mesh synchronizes data across multiple devices (currently just Windows computers, but theoretically it will extend to mobile and other devices in the future) as well as to a web desktop that exists in the cloud. It can sync data across devices used by a single users, as well as create shared spaces for multiple users. Accompanying the launch of Live Mesh is a new memo from Microsoft Chief Software Architect, Ray Ozzie. The full text of the memo appears to be out on the Web now, so we can reveal it for you...



Full Text of Ray Ozzie Mesh Memo (ReadWriteWeb)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Microsoft Reveals a Web-Based Software System (NY Times)

The introduction of Live Mesh is a significant strategic shift for Microsoft, whose operating system helped popularize personal computers. Bill Gates, the company’s co-founder, chairman and chief architect, said in an interview on CNN a year ago, “We’re making the PC the place where it all comes together.”

“This is a pretty significant public statement that the battle is really a cloud battle,” said Mark Stahlman, a research vice president at Gartner, an industry consulting group.

Microsoft Reveals a Web-Based Software System
(NY Times)



Read this doc on Scribd: Services Strategy Update

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Issue: Setting IBM's R&D Agenda

According to BusinessWeek, tellingly, Sam Palmisano, chairman and president of IBM, completely supported Kelly's efforts. Palmisano believes that innovation and R&D are what will differentiate IBM from its competition.

Monday, April 21, 2008

HP Provides Unlimited Online Storage with Upline

HP(Hewlett-Packard) Provides Unlimited Online Storage with Upline.

Amazon.com CEO promotes Kindle reader in shareholder letter (Boston.com)

Bezos also wrote that Amazon's vision for the Kindle is that it will make "every book ever printed in any language all available in less than 60 seconds."

Amazon.com CEO promotes Kindle reader in shareholder letter (Boston.com)

Oracle to expand SAP lawsuit, may target execs (ComputerWorld)

It also claimed that SAP executives may have been complicit — something SAP has vehemently denied. "It appears that SAP AG and SAP America knew — at executive levels — of the likely illegality of TN's [TomorrowNow's] business model from the time of their acquisition of TN and, for business reasons, failed to change it," Oracle said. It didn't name any SAP executives.

Oracle to expand SAP lawsuit, may target execs (ComputerWorld)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Japanese Robot (Evolution & New challenge )

Japanese Company makes an effort to evolution and new challenge.....













Windows is 'collapsing,' Gartner analysts warn (ComputerWorld)

For Microsoft, its ecosystem and its customers, the situation is untenable," said Silver and MacDonald in their prepared presentation, titled "Windows Is Collapsing: How What Comes Next Will Improve."

Windows is 'collapsing,' Gartner analysts warn (ComputerWorld)

IBM Acquires Storage Company Diligent Technologies (IBM Press)

IBM announced it has acquired Diligent Technologies, a privately held storage "de-duplication" technology company headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts with research and development located in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Diligent develops in-line data de-duplication software that is integrated with server and storage infrastructures to help organizations significantly reduce the amount and cost of physical storage required in data centers.

Background

Enterprise and mid-sized organizations are faced with data centers that are reaching a breaking point of complexity and manageability, while at the same time experiencing explosive demands for storage for new data, transactions, email and back-up files.

How organize

Data de-duplication is an emerging technology that organizations are investing in today and Diligent's innovative technology provides a single solution to support data protection, archive and data-retention applications -- all while maintaining the integrity of the data.

IBM Acquires Storage Company Diligent Technologies (IBM Press)

Amazon Gains Share of Shrinking Paid Music Market (NY Times)

NPD’s annual survey of Internet users, which is some 80 percent of the population these days, found that 10 percent of the music they acquired last year came from paid downloads. That is a big increase from 7 percent in 2006. But since the number of physical CDs they bought plummeted, the overall share of music they paid for fell to 42 percent from 48 percent.

Amazon Gains Share of Shrinking Paid Music Market (NY Times)

Google is accelerating capital expenditure

Google released the first quarter results of 2008.
The company invests $842 million in the capital expenditure.
It is $699 million in the second-quarter in 2006, and so Google woould be accelerating the data centre program. At present, the data centre construction is in progress in North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Iowa,etc.





*「GOOGLE ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2008 RESULTS」:
http://investor.google.com/releases/2008Q1.html

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Will Sun have a cloud too ?!

The saying of Jonathan Schwartz, CEO, Sun Microsystems, "The definition of a cloud is also changing...The cloud is just a new word for network computing......"




P&G's AG Lafley、"innovate how we innovate"

In an in-depth interview, Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley outlines how innovation is at the heart of the consumer goods giant. Its challenge is to, he says, "innovate how we innovate."



P&G's AG Lafley on Innovation

OpenSocial apps now available to Orkut(Google) users in India

As for Orkut, the community site owned by Google, has rolled out a directory of applications to its users in India. Google will continue to expand geographically over the next few weeks.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Toyota Motor opened future city " TOYOTA METAPOLIS"

Toyota Motor opened future city " TOYOTA METAPOLIS" (the beta version), is car life in Internet three dimension (3D)CG virtual world service "meet-me" on April 17 in Japan.
The use is free of charge and it is possible to enjoy experiences such as the driving of a virtual car and the participation in the event through the avatar.

「Salesforce + Google」

It announced that Saleceforce.com integrated "Google Apps" into "Salesforce" which the company provides.

Through the integration of Google Apps and Salesforce, Salesforce customers could use their services by combining Gmail, Google Docs, Google talk, Google calendar with Salesforce.

For example, it says that the schedule of personal calendar and the together working team can be synchronized with about the Google calendar management.

At first, you could hear Salesforce explanations.



At the second, you could learn Google stories with a good impression telling at short time.



According to WSJ Salesforce has more than 1000 support staffs, Google is in the limit in the number of the staffs(maybe 200). In addition to that the user experience of customers can merely improve about the tie-up this time, "Win-Win" will be formed in the aspect of the sales between them.

Moreover, Microsoft・・・・ which is a common enemy that both companies are opposing.



The rumor was spreading actually before the announcement of service integration between Salesforce.com and Google.....

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Awareness integrates with Facebook

The integration is delivered via the Awareness Facebook Application Framework. That allows us to create white-labeled Facebook applications for our customers that let the users of their Web 2.0 communities interact with their communities from right inside Facebook. This is cool for a few reasons

Awareness integrates with Facebook (Awareness)

Google Maps set to include YouTube videos (ComputerWorld)

Erick Schonfeld, a TechCrunch blogger, noted that combining the power of YouTube with Google Maps should make Google's local listings much more appealing.

Google Maps set to include YouTube videos (ComputerWorld)

AOL Expands Ad Partnership With Verizon (internetnews.com)

The widely reported scenario would have Time Warner sell AOL to Yahoo for about $10 billion, and take a minority stake in the combined company. That a formal deal will be proposed is a near certainty, the source said

AOL Expands Ad Partnership With Verizon (internetnews.com)

Amazon Gets Persistent With Cloud Storage (internetnews.com)

Amazon's Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr wrote that the persistent storage feature "will give the ability to create reliable, persistent storage volumes for use with EC2… and will have a lifetime independent of any particular EC2 instance."

Amazon Gets Persistent With Cloud Storage (internetnews.com)

Intel: What Downturn? (internetnews.com)

"That tells me they are feeling very comfortable about the outlook for the rest of the year," he said. "They struggled with it during their down period in previous years when they were behind, but they have brought margins back to where Wall Street expects them."

Intel: What Downturn? (internetnews.com)

Seagate Fires First SSD Legal Salvo (internetnews.com)

So why pick on them and not Samsung ($103 billion in revenues), Toshiba ($70 billion), or Intel ($38 billion), all of which have shown off their own SSDs and have tens of thousands of patents? Because STEC is a $189 million company with about a dozen patents, say the analysts.

Seagate Fires First SSD Legal Salvo (internetnews.com)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Google's GrandCentral was down over the weekend

Google's GrandCentral was down over the weekend




New York State Girds for War With Amazon (NY Times)

The New York State legislature has included a provision in the $122 billion budget it passed last week. About $50 million of this is meant to come from a tax on some online retailers.


New York State Girds for War With Amazon (NY Times)

Dan Pink's new book

Cool Dan Pink's new book, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko


Johnny Bunko trailer from Daniel Pink on Vimeo.

Wikipedia takes business approach (BBC)

"I was just a guy sitting home in my pyjamas playing on the internet like everybody else but I did feel it was a big important idea. I always had this feeling that you're here so you might as well do something useful."

Wikipedia takes business approach (BBC)

Motley Crue to release single on Rock Band game (Reuters)

Their success has underscored the potential of video games as a new source of revenue for a music industry grappling with falling CD sales.

Motley Crue to release single on Rock Band game (Reuters)