Sunday, June 29, 2008

Gartner: Cloud Services Will Be as Big as E-Biz - Byte and Switch

According to Gartner Predictions, it is true that cloud computing would be as influential as e-business over the next few years, but it would not be without its challenges;
“By 2010, confusion around the cloud will have been replaced with clean-slate competitors delivering and consuming services from search, to identity, to core infrastructure operations,” said Plummer, in a recent report.


Gartner: Cloud Services Will Be as Big as E-Biz (Byte and Switch)

The App Gap - FGIBI

「Bill Gates's Last Day of Microsoft」

Bill Gates who is a founder of Microsoft steps down from his company. This is Bill Gates's last day of Microsoft. This retirement means not only big contributions to the desktop business but also turning point of Information Technologies age?!















Saturday, June 28, 2008

Gates' big-picture memos shaped Microsoft, changed tech world - The Seattle Times

Bill Gates' Last Day at Microsoft
Microsoft's success, which has enabled Gates, 52, to launch a second career that could install him as history's greatest philanthropist, was not a sure thing. Aided by a growing crew of technical and business smart guys, Gates spotted opportunities and challenges, and pushed his company toward them.

Gates' big-picture memos shaped Microsoft, changed tech world (The Seattle Times)















Sony Plans Video Downloads For All Key Products - WSJ

Sony's mission is simply to be the leading global provider of networked consumer electronics and entertainment. You could read the full post on Sony's strategies from WSJ;
The Japanese electronics maker plans to offer a video-downloading service through all its key products, including its televisions, computers, music players and videogame devices, in the next three years. It plans to give 90% of its product categories network and wireless capability in the same period.

"Our mission is simply to be the leading global provider of networked consumer electronics and entertainment," Chief Executive Howard Stringer ...

Sony Plans Video Downloads For All Key Products (WSJ)







Jeff Immelt's Keynote at PanIIT 2007

Jeff Immelt's comment

Friday, June 27, 2008

Microsoft's big switch to server/client computing - CNET

Microsoft's Big Switch
The cloud is all about GET--Growth, Efficiency, and Trust, Chrapaty said. In terms of growth, data centers are a $300 million to $500 million investment.

Microsoft has one of the biggest collections of Web sites, with 550 million users, 2 billion search queries, and 10 billion page views per month, as well as 8 billion messages on Microsoft Messenger per day. The company deploys 10,000 new servers per month on average to keep up with demand, Chrapaty said.

Microsoft's big switch to server/client computing (CNET)

Intel to launch three Nehalem-based processors by the end of 4Q08 - DIGITIMES

According to DIGITIMES, Intel plans to launch three Nehalem-based quad-core processors. You could read the full post on "Bloomfield" in details;

Although official model names have not yet been set, the CPUs are currently identified by the codenames XE, P1 and MS3 with core frequencies of 3.2GHz, 2.93GHz and 2.66GHz, respectively. All three have a TDP of 130W, 8MB L3 cache and will support simultaneous multi-threading (SMT) technology, the sources detailed

Intel to launch three Nehalem-based processors by the end of 4Q08 (DIGITIMES)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Home Phone Service for $10 a Month? - BusinessWeek

Interesting Times
Called T-Mobile @Home and unveiled on June 25, the service lets users quickly switch their existing home phone numbers and start making and receiving calls over a broadband connection on the cheap. Sound familiar?

Home Phone Service for $10 a Month? (BusinessWeek)

Bloggers: Big Media Is Watching - BusinessWeek

Amazing
Bloggers have particular cause for alarm. The software could act as a kind of ever-present police, having a chilling effect on writers concerned they'll be dragged into court for inadvertently excerpting too large a chunk of material.

Bloggers: Big Media Is Watching (BusinessWeek)

Nokia to rival Google with Symbian buyout - Telegragh.co.uk

Nokia would form the Symbian Foundation with mobile companies, web-enabled applications to delight a new generation of consumers.
You could see the article on the mobile competition from Telegraph.co.uk;
The move is an attempt by Nokia to respond to the growing threat posed by Google, which is working on a cheap competitor platform for mobiles, called Android.

Nokia to rival Google with Symbian buyout (Telegragh.co.uk)



Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Bill Gates' Legacy: Constructive Monopolism - George F. Colony's Blog

Forrester Research CEO George F. Colony talked about Gates's monopolistic business in his blog. He said Bill had the vision to see this future and he possessed the competitive drive to force his technologies into monopoly positions in the marketplace. Gates has been a business innovator, not a technology innovator.
You could see the full post on his commnents;
What is his single most important legacy? The ability, through monopolistic business practices, to make Microsoft's products global, de facto standards for business and consumers. This created a standard ecosystem of documents, spreadsheets, printer drivers, programs, browsers, and operating systems which enabled people to communicate in a single "language" -- greatly easing the inherent limitations of computer systems.

Bill Gates' Legacy: Constructive Monopolism (George F. Colony's Blog)







Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Nokia to Buy Phone-Software Firm - WSJ

You could read the latest trend of mobile business on Nokia's approach;
Finland's Nokia Corp. is acquiring the rest of United Kingdom-based Symbian Ltd., a provider of software for advanced phones, in a move that will likely increase competition for Apple Inc.

Nokia said Tuesday it has launched a cash offer for the 52% of privately owned Symbian it doesn't already own. The deal is valued at roughly €264 million ($410 million). Nokia said investors holding some 91% of the relevant Symbian shares -- including Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, Sweden's Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson, Panasonic Mobile Communications Co. and Siemens AG -- had irrevocably agreed to accept the offer. Nokia said ...

Nokia to Buy Phone-Software Firm (WSJ)





Redefining Global Strategy - Prof. Pankaj Ghemawat

"The World is Flat", but "The World is not Flat".
It might be necessary for companies to redifine global strategy.
You could see the video on Prof. Pankaj Ghemawat;

CIRCLE SQUARED - New Approaches - Entertainment - Nominee

Sunday, June 22, 2008

H-P to Consolidate Printing Operations - WSJ

Hewlett-Packard(HP) plan to remake the printing business. Three years ago I heard the Joshi's talking in the Forrester Research Consumer Event at NYC. He said HP do efforts to shift forcus to emerging businesses. You could see the full post on the article of them from WSJ;
Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Vyomesh Joshi, the printer chief whose unit once delivered most of the company's profit, had to act three years ago to shift focus as the Internet threatened to reduce consumer printing. Now, he is remaking the business again.
H-P to Consolidate Printing Operations (WSJ)



Saturday, June 21, 2008

Citi’s Mahaney: If Google Wants To Stay On Top, It Needs To Ramp Up Its Display Ad Revenues - TechCrunch

According to the report on Citi analyst Mark Mahaney, Google’s revenues ($16.6 billion) comes from search and contextual advertising. And so it would be necessary for Google to maintain and develop the revenue stream;
Mahaney estimates that every one percent gain in display advertising market share that Google can grab will translate into about $200 million in incremental revenues and $50 million in incremental net profits. So if Google can get ten percent of the display ad market, that would add about $2 billion in revenues and $500 million in profits. Even that would amount to only a 12 percent boost to its 2007 profits of $4.2 billion.

Citi’s Mahaney: If Google Wants To Stay On Top, It Needs To Ramp Up Its Display Ad Revenues (TechCrunch)

HP Doesn't Waste Time with E-Waste - BusinessWeek

You could see the video on HP Green activities from BusinessWeek;
Renee St. Denis discusses how Hewlett-Packard's corporate processes and design strategies have evolved in dealing with e-waste, or outdated and discarded PCs, printers, and other devices.

code_swarm

Interesting
This visualization, called code_swarm, shows the history of commits in a software project. A commit happens when a developer makes changes to the code or documents and transfers them into the central project repository.

code_swarm (An experiment in organic software visualization)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Google App Engine suffers outages - CNET

There might be problems with Google App Engine.
Please check the reality on the aricle from CNET;

One advantage of cloud computing is that it's an expert's job to keep the centralized computing infrastructure up and running. But even experts have problems, and that's what's going on Tuesday with Google's App Engine.


Google App Engine suffers outages (CNET)

Next Big Disruptor Smart Phones - Roger McNamee

Roger McNamee talked taht Smart Phones would be the next big disruptor.
You could see the video from the following movie, that was held at the Churchill Club’s 10th Annual Top Ten Tech Trends debate;

Social Connections in the Future - Google Joe Kraus

Google’s Director Joe Kraus talked "social connections(user’s)" would span sites in the future. You could see the video from the following movie;

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

IBM Lotus Connections 2









New News Media

You could see the video on the new news media.
It is true that contents will be redistributed,
but conversations would happen elsewhere;

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Honda FCX - Green Car

Yesterday Takeo Fukui President in Honda announced the latest-green car, "FCX Clarity" which is the 3rd green-car for Honda, is the first sedan type.

As for the FCV, Honda dwarfed a part of the nucleuses such as the fuel battery stack of the generating set and the battery and realized a sedan type.

According to the hydrogen-tank which increased capacity in the high-pressure enables the mileage, 620 km that is 30% longer than Honda's conventional FCV. The max speed 160 km.

Honda finished a contract with five customers such as the film director and the actress in the U.S. already.



Monday, June 16, 2008

Oh Jerry, It’s No Longer Your Baby - NYTimes

Now Yahoo is not as the same as Yahoo in 1996?!
You could read the full post on the artice with the next CEO of Yahoo.

Here’s the problem, Jerry. It’s not your baby. It hasn’t been since 1996, when Yahoo went public. At that moment, you suddenly had to answer to your new owners: your shareholders. In fact, Jerry, as a board member since Yahoo went public, it has always been your job to look out for Yahoo’s shareholders. But we sure wouldn’t know that from the way you’ve acted these past months.

Oh Jerry, It’s No Longer Your Baby (NYTimes)

Research@Intel Day 2008

At the Computer History Museum today, Intel Corporation unveiled more than 70 futuristic projects and concepts underway in its labs in the areas of the environment, healthcare, visual computing, wireless mobility and more, reflecting areas where the company is investing some of its annual $6 billion in research.

Intel 'Show and Tell' Highlights 70 Projects, Offers Glimpse of Computing Future



Visual Computing -- Programming everyday computers for best graphics and real time visual computing

Wireless -- Ultra-fast and smarter technology for shrinking wireless world

Health -- Connecting people and information for better health and healthcare

Environment -- Better the environment through smarter computer energy consumption

Life Sciences -- Scientific discovery with academia for long term research breakthroughs






IBM Project Big Green: An interview with Steve Sams

The second phase of Project Big Green intends to drive greater advancements in energy efficiencies by making data centers more flexible in matching information technology (IT) needs to capital and operating costs. The data center environment is going through dramatic change.

IBM Project Big Green Tackles Global Energy Crisis (IBM Press Release)



Enterprise Modular Data Center (EMDC) - an enterprise class data center "shrink-wrapped" and standardized from 5,000 square feet up to 20,000 square feet. This approach enables clients to bring new data centers online three-to-six months sooner than a custom designed version. By building in smaller, standardized modules, clients can scale the starting data center capacity by up to 12 times while matching their capital and operational costs to their IT needs over time. This approach allows the customers to defer up to 40 percent of the capital expense and 50 percent of the operational expense until the capacity is required. Each EMDC is designed to achieve the world's highest ratings for energy leadership, as determined by the Green Grid, an industry group focused on advancing energy efficiency for data centers and business compute ecosystems.

Portable Modular Data Center (PMDC) - provides a fully functional data center in a pod-like form with a complete physical infrastructure including power and cooling systems and remote monitoring. It also has all the elements of the secure operating environments found in traditional "raised- floor" data centers, including protection from fire, smoke, humidity, condensation and temperature changes. The PMDC can be shipped and deployed into any environment and can support multiple technology vendors and multiple systems in an industry standard rack environment.

High Density Zone (HDZ) - a modular system that provides incremental cooling and power capability in existing data centers that are tapped out of capacity. The HDZ system can be swapped into an existing data center without disrupting current operations and can provide up to 35 percent cost savings compared to retrofitting an existing data center.



Sunday, June 15, 2008

Yahoo! Talks About Social Media In Asia Pacific

Yahoo! talks about social media in Asia Pacific.
I really live in Tokyo now. It is true that "The World is Flat" Thomas F. Friedman said, but there would be differences with each locations because of "The World is not Flat";

iPhone MobileMe



Google-Yahoo Poses Ad-Rate Worries - WSJ

Marketers remain anxious about the agreement between Yahoo and Google may bring more power(search ad share) to Google?!

Some marketing executives said they are fearful that a new partnership between Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. may raise advertising rates while reducing control over where their ads are displayed.

Google-Yahoo Poses Ad-Rate Worries (WSJ)

Yahoo + Google - Microsoft: The Morning After - NYTimes

You could see the full post from the article of NYTimes;
It’s not necessarily over. Despite the very public breakup, Microsoft could still come back and make an offer for Yahoo. An investor with a fund that specializes in merger arbitrage bets said in an interview Friday that he and many other investors he spoke to still believe that a deal is possible.

Yahoo + Google - Microsoft: The Morning After (NYTimes)

Icahn Talk, Why Can't Microhoo? - eWEEK

Microhoo drama coninued?
You could see the full post from the article of eWEEK;

So there is a sequel to the Microhoo drama, just maybe not what anybody would have guessed six weeks ago;

Icahn Talk, Why Can't Microhoo? (eWEEK)





Study: Women Make Management Strides When Firms Downsize, Restructure - ASA Media/Press Releases

It would be more and more important for women to reach CEO-level positions?
Women can make inroads into male-dominated management ranks as companies that downsize restructure their scaled-back workforces, according to new research by a University of Illinois sociologist.

Study: Women Make Management Strides When Firms Downsize, Restructure (ASA Media/Press Releases)



Study: Women Make Management Strides When Firms Downsize, Restructure - ASA Media/Press Releases

Women can make inroads into male-dominated management ranks as companies that downsize restructure their scaled-back workforces, according to new research by a University of Illinois sociologist.
John Dencker says the findings are surprising because downsizing whittles the pool of jobs available for both men and women, but also show that firms apparently make an effort to balance gender inequities during staff shakeups.

Study: Women Make Management Strides When Firms Downsize, Restructure (ASA Media/Press Releases)



Saturday, June 14, 2008

Middle Management Holding Back Enterprise 2.0 Adoption - eWEEK

Interesting story
"Collaboration" would be more and more important for enterprises because enterprise environments rapidly changed;

"They're not onboard yet. They're not comfortable with the tools. They're not sure how the tools fit into the existing processes. We have more generations in the work force now and some of those middle managers are not comfortable with the Web or an Internet browser so it's a challenge."

Middle Management Holding Back Enterprise 2.0 Adoption (eWEEK)



Identities - Fake Steve Jobs, Banksy, and the cult of anonymity(CNET)

You could read the full post on the articel of Fake Steve Jobs. I really undestood the importance of "Identities" in this digital age;

It's nothing new. So far, that same kind of rabid surmising has characterized just about every case of a high-profile blogger who's had his or her real-life identity exposed.

Fake Steve Jobs, Banksy, and the cult of anonymity (CNET)

Friday, June 13, 2008

AT&T Memo to Retail Managers Shows iPhone 3G Policy - GIZMODO

Is it true?! You could check the AT&T leaked a policy memo vis-a-vis the iPhone 3G's July 11 launch from GIZMODO;

If the customer cancels service after 30 days, they will be charged the ETF. The customer is not required to return the device to cancel after 30 days.

AT&T Memo to Retail Managers Shows iPhone 3G Policy (GIZMODO)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wow !

Sounds Entertaiment - VW Golf Beatbox

「IBM Lotus Connections」

Apple Aims for the Masses With a Cheaper iPhone - NYTimes

Apple iPhone 3G is "Phones" ?! Powerful Pricing.
You could see the full post from NYTimes;

Mr. Jobs said the new iPhone 3G, to be available in the United States through AT&T beginning on July 11, will sell for $199 for the 8-gigabyte model and $299 for a 16-gigabyte model. He said the biggest barrier to people buying the phone had been price.

Apple Aims for the Masses With a Cheaper iPhone (NYTimes)





















Tuesday, June 10, 2008

WebEx Aims At Cloud Computing

Amazon, Twitter, Disqus down. Do you really want your data in the cloud? - Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

You could see the latest issues of Cloud Computing. Amazon was down due to a Denial of Service attack several times. Don Dodge is a veteran of five start-ups, said it would be necessary for Cloud Services to improve continuously;

I woke up this morning and checked TechMeme to see what was happening in the tech world. Three stories jumped out at me. Amazon was down due to a Denial of Service attack. Twitter has been down many times over the past few weeks. Dave Winer says he needs a Plan B for Twitter. Disqus, the blog commenting service, has also been down several times recently.

Amazon, Twitter, Disqus down. Do you really want your data in the cloud? (Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing)

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Rise of the Implicit Web - AlwaysOn

According to Josh Kopelman the next big wave would be an immense amount of implicit user data. You could see the video on his talk from AlwaysOn;

The next big wave of Internet value creation will come to those companies that can deliver value based on the implicit use of these data sources—by taking advantage of these existing data repositories in novel ways.

The Rise of the Implicit Web (AlwaysOn)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Get your transit schedules and directions with Google Maps for mobile

Google announced the latest Google Maps for mobile that support the transit schedule and directions considering to public transportation(bus, train, etc.) in more than 50 cities worldwide;

We just launched transit directions in Google Maps for mobile so that you can get transit directions while you're out and about in more than 50 cities worldwide.

Get your transit schedules and directions with Google Maps for mobile

Google Gmail blog - Introducing Gmail Labs

It is said that Google engineers have a lot of idears for Gmail.
Please confirm the original post from GoogleGmail blog;

We have a lot of ideas for Gmail -- many come as suggestions from Gmail users, many come from people here at Google. But there's only so much we can do at any one time.

Google GMail blog - Introducing Gmail Labs

Advertising on TV just got easier with Google TV Ads

Google begins to offer "TV Campaigns" on "Google Analytics" that takes montoring-effects of "Google TV Ads"(TV advertising-sales);

Google TV Ads can be an effective means of reaching new customers and driving incremental traffic to your website. Now, you can track the online impact of your TV campaigns through your Google Analytics account.

Advertising on TV just got easier with Google TV Ads



Explore Walt Disney World Resort in 3D - Google

EarthNew experience?!
3D virtual Walt Disney World on Google Earth …

Last May, Eric Schmidt and I met to talk about The Walt Disney Company’s focus on technology. We started to explore innovative ways we could work together to bring one of the world’s most magical destinations to Google Earth’s millions of users… and how our guests could be a mouse-click away from visiting the place where dreams come true.

Explore Walt Disney World Resort in 3D (Google)

iPhone 2.0 Takes on the World - BusinessWeek

As Apple prepares to unveil the next version of its iPhone on June 9, fans will be focused on how much better the new device is than its predecessor. It will likely be able to run on speedier wireless networks, it may boast improved navigation services, and it's expected to support a batch of new software tools and features made by third-party developers.

iPhone 2.0 Takes on the World (BusinessWeek)

Yahoo! Address Book API Delivered

Yahoo announced Yahoo! Address Book API;

We’re excited to announce the public release of the Address Book API. I say public release because while the API is newly launched here on YDN, it’s been up and running with some of the most contact-aware applications on the Internet, including Plaxo and LinkedIn.

It’s been a long time coming, both for us and for all of you. Yes, we see the question come up often on the ydn-mail: Developer Community group and we’re pleased beyond measure to finally be able release the API.

Yahoo! Address Book API Delivered

What is Cloud Computing?

What is Cloud Computing?

EMC CTO talks Pi Corp and EMC's vision for cloud storage

Gates spoke Microsoft's expansive plan for cloud computing - InfoWorld

Bill Gates spoke Microsoft's expansive plan for cloud computing. He said Microsoft had many millions of servers in a network of data centers. You could see the full post on the artcle from InfoWorld;

As for services, Gates articulated perhaps more clearly than ever before Microsoft's plans to compete with companies like Google and Amazon.com to provide the industry's largest data centers for hosted services. Microsoft has been late to embrace a hosted-services business model, but has been forced by competition to move more quickly or miss out altogether on new Web-based business models.

Gates bids adieu to developers (InfoWorld)





Friday, June 6, 2008

New PC Experiences - Windows 7


Video: Multi-Touch in Windows 7

Apple iPod Ad

The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy - Harvard Business Review

The strongest competitive force or forces determine the profitability of an industry and become the most important to strategy formulation. The most salient force, however, is not always obvious.

The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy (Harvard Business Review)

Tech-Ed 2008: Gates' Long Goodbye - internetnews.com

Sign of the times

In what Microsoft chairman Bill Gates described as his last keynote before he stops working full-time at the company he co-founded, the enigmatic tech visionary showed developers attending the company's 16th Tech-Ed conference Tuesday that he still has the drive to promote upcoming products even as he's cleaning out his office.

Tech-Ed 2008: Gates' Long Goodbye (internetnews.com)



Thursday, June 5, 2008

Facebook is now a reality?!

Starting with IBM Mashup Center beta 

You could see the latest video on IBM Mashup beta that is emerging technologies of IBM;





Wii Fit = Anorexic America - UNDERSTANDING MEDIA BLOG

Nintendo Wii Fit would have a luck in the healthcare business in US?!

Now that Nintendo has released the Wii Fit, it has started to take America by storm. As with all other popular Nintendo titles, the game is sold out at nearly every store (do they do it on purpose?).

Wii Fit = Anorexic America (UNDERSTANDING MEDIA BLOG)

Google To Launch Large Scale Geo-Services - TechClunch

You could see the article with Google Geo-Services that would be large scale from Techclunch;

We found out today that Google is backing up their Location API with a large effort to map out cell-phone towers and wifi hotspots, so that a user’s location can be pin-pointed more precisely.

Google To Launch Large Scale Geo-Services (TechClunch)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Auctions on eBay: A Dying Breed - BusinessWeek

The auctions are nothing like what they once were?!
You could read the full post with eBay Auctions from BusinessWeek;

Auctions were once a pillar of e-commerce. People didn't simply shop on eBay. They hunted, they fought, they sweated, they won. These days, consumers are less enamored of the hassle of auctions, preferring to buy stuff quickly at a fixed price.

Auctions on eBay: A Dying Breed (BusinessWeek)

Gartner Says Few E-Commerce Sites Have Taken Advantage of Web 2.0 Technologies

Web 2.0 tech improve customer experiences and boost sales productivity?!

“Gartner research finds that many e-commerce customers are not repeat visitors. E-commerce sites have one shot to win over buyers — first impressions count. If the site doesn't win the first time, then it usually won't draw customers back, unless the company offers promotions or discounts, or customers are compelled to return.”

Gartner Says Few E-Commerce Sites Have Taken Advantage of Web 2.0 Technologies (Gartner)

HP Snapfish in Japan

Yesterday Hewwlett-Packard Japan announced to start a digital photography business with "HP Snapfish". Snapfish offers free online photo sharing, photo storage and management, free editing tools and software, online print ordering, wireless imaging services for camera phone and color handset users, and more than 70 personalized photo products, such as calendars, mousepads and the like.

Capgemini's Global CIO Survey 2008 - The role of IT

According to the Capgemini's Global CIO Survey 2008, they say "The role of IT" would be changing. The business challenge would be necessary for CIO ?!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Transhumanism Messiah Ray Kurzweil's transgender alterego

Did you know a word, "Transhumanism"?

According to Wikipedia, "Transhumanism", a term often used as a synonym for "human enhancement", is an international, intellectual and cultural movement supporting the use of science and technology to enhance human mental and physical abilities and aptitudes, and overcome what it regards as undesirable and unnecessary aspects of the human condition, such as disability, suffering, disease, aging and involuntary death.

You could see the viceo with Transhumanism Messiah Ray Kurzweil's transgender alterego;

Monday, June 2, 2008

What’s next for Amazon Web Services

Last week there was D6 Conference in Carlsbad, Calif..
At this conference Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos talked about Amazon’s cloud computing efforts. You could see the video from GigaOM;

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Beyond Blogs - BusinessWeek

People begin to not only connect each other but also make communities. A lot has changed. "People and Community" would become more and more important, I mean. You could read the full post from the article of BusinessWeek;



These social connectors are changing the dynamics of companies around the world. Millions of us are now hanging out on the Internet with customers, befriending rivals, clicking through pictures of our boss at a barbecue, or seeing what she read at the beach. It's as if the walls around our companies are vanishing and old org charts are lying on their sides.

Beyond Blogs (BusinessWeek)