Thursday, July 31, 2008

Microsoft shows off datacenter monitoring system - InfoWorld

Microsoft Datacenter Monitering System
You could read the full post on Microsoft Datacenter Monitering System from InfoWorld;
To better control energy consumption in its datacenters, Microsoft has deployed 2,000 internally built temperature and humidity sensors in several of its facilities.

The sensors use ZigBee wireless technology to transmit the data to databases that analyze the information. Data-center administrators can look at a graphical image of the datacenter that is color-coded based on temperature and at a glance see areas that are getting hot.

Microsoft shows off datacenter monitoring system (InfoWorld)

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

IBM Research's Personal Memory Organizer

Personal Assistant for Human Memory ?!
To help people remember key facts, today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) unveiled a software technology created in its Research Labs that uses the images, sounds, and text recorded on everyday mobile devices to help people recall names, faces, conversations and other important information.

The technology, nicknamed "PENSIEVE" by the IBM team, uses associative recall to make connections between pieces of related data acquired by a person. The advantage of the new technology is its ability to understand the context in which data is captured, then connect various data, and then use this knowledge to help bring the correct information to a person when it is needed.


IBM Research's Personal Memory Organizer


A Miracle World By Kanye West

Interesting
What kind of medicines that would become true on your dream ?
You might see an following scene if there would be a such medicine......

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

How Microsoft is Going to Compete with Google - FastCompany

Brian Hall, General Manager of Windows Live, which includes Hotmail, Live Spaces, Live Messenger, tells me how Microsoft will compete with Google, Yahoo, and Facebook.



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McQuary's Electric Car Prototype - BusinessWeek

Electric Car, Atlanta entrepreneur Mike McQuary plans to launch in 2009.



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Big Media vs New Media -AlwaysON

Big Digital Media Strategies for Bouncing Back Online
You could see the video on "Big Media vs New Media";

Sunday, July 27, 2008

‘Last Lecture’ Professor Randy Pausch, 47, Dies - NYTimes

Dr. Randy Pausch in Carnegie Mellon University who developed 3D animation system "Alice" was died in the pancreatic cancer on July 25th.

In the last lecture, September, 2007, he realized a dream at the time of the child.
He would be the leader surely. The leader thinks of the meaning of life and makes it relief. Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. A lot of persons listened to the last lecture. "We are all Imaginator"

“Cancer didn’t change me at all,'’ he said. “I know lots of people talk about the life revelation. I didn’t have that. I always thought every day was a gift, but now I am looking for where to send the thank you note.'’

‘Last Lecture’ Professor Randy Pausch, 47, Dies (NYTimes)

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Jimmy Wales on Google's Knol

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, talked on Google's Knol.
According to his speach, Knol would be different from Wikipedia.
Wikipedia is a based on a social spirit with free collaboration culture.
You could see the video on Jimmy Wales's talking;



A few months ago we announced that we were testing a new product called Knol. Knols are authoritative articles about specific topics, written by people who know about those subjects. Today, we're making Knol available to everyone.

The web contains vast amounts of information, but not everything worth knowing is on the web. An enormous amount of information resides in people's heads: millions of people know useful things and billions more could benefit from that knowledge. Knol will encourage these people to contribute their knowledge online and make it accessible to everyone.

The key principle behind Knol is authorship. Every knol will have an author (or group of authors) who put their name behind their content. It's their knol, their voice, their opinion. We expect that there will be multiple knols on the same subject, and we think that is good.

With Knol, we are introducing a new method for authors to work together that we call "moderated collaboration." With this feature, any reader can make suggested edits to a knol which the author may then choose to accept, reject, or modify before these contributions become visible to the public. This allows authors to accept suggestions from everyone in the world while remaining in control of their content. After all, their name is associated with it!

Knols include strong community tools which allow for many modes of interaction between readers and authors. People can submit comments, rate, or write a review of a knol. At the discretion of the author, a knol may include ads from our AdSense program. If an author chooses to include ads, Google will provide the author with a revenue share from the proceeds of those ad placements.

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Knol is open to everyone (Google blog)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Google Gmail supports “https”

Google Gmail has supported something called https.
You could read the full post on "Gmail security" from Gmail blog;
We use https to protect your password every time you log into Gmail, but we don't use https once you're in your mail unless you ask for it (by visiting https://mail.google.com rather than http://mail.google.com). Why not? Because the downside is that https can make your mail slower. Your computer has to do extra work to decrypt all that data, and encrypted data doesn't travel across the internet as efficiently as unencrypted data. That's why we leave the choice up to you.

Making security easier (Google Gmail blog)

Ozzie foreshadows ‘Zurich,’ Microsoft’s elastic cloud - blog.zdnet

‘Zurich’is the codename of Microsoft's elastic cloud.
Ray Ozzie who is Microsoft Chief Software Architect foreshadows‘Zurich’on a set of programming model leveerageable on premise and in the cloud.
You could read the full post on ‘Zurich’from blog.zdnet;
Ozzie told FAM attendees that Microsoft is working on a set of platforms and tools for the cloud transition. “We want to make a programming model leveragable on premise and in the cloud,” Ozzie said.

He noted that “Amazon has done a terrific job” at delivering a hosted solution for developers. “We’ve learned a lot from it.”

Ozzie foreshadows ‘Zurich,’ Microsoft’s elastic cloud (blog.zdnet)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Smaller PCs Cause Worry for Industry - NYTimes

Smaller PC would be usefull for a intense computing experence?!
You could see the full post on Smaller PC from NYTimes;
In a tale of sales success breeding resentment, computer companies are wary of the new breed of computers because their low price could threaten PC makers’ already thin profit margins.
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Smaller PCs Cause Worry for Industry (NYTimes)



Datacenter of the Future - HP Labs

According to the video, you could see on "Datacenter of the Future", was talked by Chandrakant Patel, HP Fellow & Director of HP Labs' Sustainable IT Ecosystem Laboratory. HP now built one to find new ways to cool machines while using less power.

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App Game "AQUA FOREST" for iPhone

Japanese App Game "AQUA FOREST" for iPhone
You could control a virtual water as if you drew a picture with iPhone.

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Amazon S3 Down - CenterNetworks

Amazon S3 Down
You could read the full post from CenterNetworks.
And you can also see the status on Amazon S3 from the Sevice Health Dashboard;
Amazon's S3 storage service appears to be down. CenterNetworks images are broken because of it and I had to move the style sheet back so the site at least renders correctly. Sites like Twitter have massive broken images currently because Amazon S3 is down.

Amazon S3 Down (CenterNetworks)





MyVu personal video displays ready to grow - MHT

The future of personal video entertainment?!
MyVu’s optical displays, which look like futuristic sunglasses, allow a user to get a personal view of video content from a cell phone, iPod, portable DVD player or other device.

Much of the company’s business has come from travelers, who use the devices on flights, but according to Tom Stearns, director of marketing communications for the company, the launch of the more fashion-oriented Crystal glasses is broadening the firm’s demographic.
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MyVu personal video displays ready to grow (MHT)

WaterBoard - Mark Burton

This "Waterboad" doesn't mean a normal water wall.
That means ・・・・ virtual water as if you drew a picture which surely spur your creative mind.....

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In Surprise, 2 Tech Titans Disappoint - NYTimes

(Global) Tech Firms Rise Above?!
In general, economists say the technology sector of the economy is somewhat insulated from a steep domestic downturn because it is increasingly global. Eighty-five percent of Microsoft’s revenue now comes from overseas; at Google, that figure is 52 percent.

I.B.M. is clearly benefiting from its global advance; it beat Wall Street’s estimates soundly on Thursday. The company said that its net income rose 22 percent in the second quarter compared with a year ago, to $2.77 billion, or $1.98 a share.

In Surprise, 2 Tech Titans Disappoint (NYTimes)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Google Video Search

Google Video Search
Find out what the candidates said. Search through hundreds of YouTube political videos for what was spoken and watch the snippet where your query term was mentioned, using state-of-the-art Google speech-to-text technology.

Elections Video Search (Google)

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Kindle 2.0 Coming Around October 2008 - CrunchGear

Amazon Kindle 2.0
According to CrunchGear, Kindle 2.0 would be coming around October 2008;
An insider let slip that two new Amazon Kindle models will hit stores this holiday season, with the first coming as early as October.

Kindle 2.0 Coming Around October 2008 (CrunchGear)

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

End of illusions - Economist

The American financial system has started to look as logical as “turtles all the way down” this week. You could read the full post from Economist;
In the end, the turtle at the bottom of the pile is the American taxpayer. But that suggests that, if Americans are losing money on their houses, pensions or bank accounts, the right answer is to tax them to pay for it. Perhaps it is no surprise that traders in the credit-default swaps market have recently made bets on the unthinkable: that America may default on its debt.

End of illusions (Economist)

On-Demand Computing: A Brutal Slog - BusinessWeek

Enterprise Software Revolution
Why isn't Oracle a bigger player in on-demand software? It doesn't want to be, Ellison told the analysts and investors. "We've been in this business 10 years, and we've only now turned a profit," he said. "The last thing we want to do is have a very large business that's not profitable and drags our margins down."

On-Demand Computing: A Brutal Slog (BusinessWeek)



Friday, July 18, 2008

HP POD - HP Performance-Optimized Data Center

HP announced a container-based data center offering, HP POD(HP Performance-Optimized Data Center);
As the first offering of its kind designed specifically to deliver a wide range of industry-standard technology, the HP Performance-Optimized Data Center (HP POD) addresses these challenges by:

Supporting a wide variety of HP and third-party technology, providing customers with more freedom to match their technology environments.
Providing customers with more density than competitive offerings by supporting more than 3,500 compute nodes, or 12,000 large-form-factor hard drives, in a 40-foot shipping container.
Delivering the equivalent of 4,000-plus square feet of typical data center capacity that ships within six weeks of the customer’s order.
Offering flexible configurations optimized for power or density, which enables customers to quickly upgrade or extend the capacity of their physical infrastructures to meet their specific business needs.
Providing HP POD Infrastructure Services, including assessment, preparation and deployment services, as well as data center design and planning through EYP Mission Critical Facilities, a company of HP.


HP Helps Customers Manage Business Growth with Compact, Shipped-to-order Data Centers

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Nintendo Wii Music

Nintendo released a new function on "Wii" and the 15th software at the U.S. game conference "E3". A this time not only " Wii MotionPlus", but also musical game "Wii Music" would be shipped in the end of 2008.

You could see the video on "Wii Music".
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Final Fantasy XIII 13 on Xbox 360 E3 2008

This video is the latest Final Fantasy XIII 13 on Xbox 360 E3 2008.
I look forward to asking for the next positive user experience......

iCEO from interim CEO

Did you remember?

XML makes you stoopid! - O'reilly xml.com

XML vs Protocol buffers
Let me summarize:
1) We ALL agree XML is not the best interchange for EVERYTHING
2) Google COULD have used XML if they wanted ( or JSON looks like a better fit)
3) Using an established format would NOT have effected the actual TRANSFER
4) I admit that Google knows their stuff and has probably analyzed this that XML for the TRANSFORMATION may have been too fat. HOWEVER - they optimized, and in so doing specifically limited expandability or at least reuse.
5) Building a library to do a SPECIFIC task well is OK, but the crux of my argument is IF they spent this time creating better XML or JSON libraries, then we ALL benefit in projects that do not use this protocol.

XML makes you stoopid! (O'reilly xml.com)

iPhone 3G Applications





Tuesday, July 15, 2008

iPhone: The New Personal Computer - ReadWriteWeb

iPhone 3G, The New Personal Computer?
Even the core of iPhone is a major advance in mobile computing, but with the platform iPhone becomes the new personal computer. The desktop from now on will be for professional and business work. Laptops aren't going away, but will get increasingly less personal use. The reason is that iPhone with its application platform is a better personal computer and it's widely accessible.



iPhone: The New Personal Computer
(ReadWriteWeb)







The Global Warming Swindle















Monday, July 14, 2008

MIT opens new 'window' on solar energy

Solar Energy with Cost Effective Devices
Imagine windows that not only provide a clear view and illuminate rooms, but also use sunlight to efficiently help power the building they are part of. MIT engineers report a new approach to harnessing the sun's energy that could allow just that.

The work, to be reported in the July 11 issue of Science, involves the creation of a novel "solar concentrator." "Light is collected over a large area [like a window] and gathered, or concentrated, at the edges," explains Marc A. Baldo, leader of the work and the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering.


MIT opens new 'window' on solar energy

Software Drives the iPhone 3G - internetnews.com

"App Store", software platform drives the iPhone 3G?
Steve Jobs talked that "Developers reach every iPhone user";
App Store is expected to debut with over 500, mainly consumer, applications available from outside developers that will run on all models of iPhone. Apple also is enhancing the iPhone with enterprise-friendly features like support for Microsoft's Exchange software.

Software Drives the iPhone 3G (internetnews.com)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

CIOs: Don't Wait To Innovate - Forrester IT Forum 2008

Innovation would be the top issues for CEO and CIO, but they would wait to address it. 'CIOs: Don't Wait To Innovate', you could see the video on Bobby Cameron of Forrester Research;

Charlene Li on Flaming Laptops, Sleeping Technicians, and the Streisand Effect - FastCompany

The professional skill on social networks(not technologies) would be more and more important than ever before, I mean. You could read the full post on Chalene Li from FastCompany;
Social networks will be like air. The groundswell will be anywhere and everywhere you want it to be -- even in places you don't want it to be as a marketer in your company. The message we want to get across is that the groundswell is inevitable. You can ignore it at your own peril. You can acknowledge it and play nicely with it. Or you can choose to thrive in it. Companies who can put aside their fear of losing control and tap into the power of that groundswell will really benefit from it.

Charlene Li on Flaming Laptops, Sleeping Technicians, and the Streisand Effect (FastCompany)



Saturday, July 12, 2008

iPhone Users Plagued by Software Problems - NYTimes

The setback was a classic example of the problems that can follow when complex systems have single points of failure. In this case, the company appeared to almost invite the problems by having both existing and new iPhone owners try to get through to its systems at the same time.

iPhone Users Plagued by Software Problems (NYTimes)



















HP to Power Department of Defense Cloud Computing Infrastructure

Cloud Computing on HP
HP today announced that it will be supplying the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with scalable technology to enable its Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to deploy a cloud computing infrastructure.

The shared, flexible infrastructure will allow DISA to remotely provision its test and development systems through a single, secure interface. DISA provides processing capability, systems management, communications and storage to support DoD services, agencies and combatant commands.

HP’s offerings will enable DISA to build an adaptable cloud computing infrastructure it calls RACE (or, Rapid Access Computing Environment), which is designed to reduce costs, consolidate applications, shorten delivery times and simplify the user experience. According to a DISA official, RACE represents an unprecedented capability for the DoD, offering the speed and agility comparable to the commercial marketplace.

HP to Power Department of Defense Cloud Computing Infrastructure

Big Blue 'Green Machine' Goes To Work - Juniper Networks

IBM and Juniper Networks, Inc. announced they have signed a five-year, data center hosting agreement with IBM to support Juniper's global operations.
IBM Greenest Data Center in North America, 'Green Machine' Goes To Work;
As part of the agreement, IBM will provide Juniper with a next-generation, global hosting environment to support its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) application deployments worldwide. IBM will host Juniper's operations from its new energy-efficient "green" data center in Boulder, Colorado. The center features leading-edge technologies and services, including high density computing systems utilizing virtualization technology, along with energy efficient power and cooling technologies. Juniper will utilize IBM's latest microchip technology, System p servers, BladeCenter technology and enterprise storage, along with Juniper Networks' high-performance network infrastructure including routing, switching and security elements, all powered by JUNOS™ software. In addition to the Boulder facility, IBM will provide management and support at a second site for quality assurance.

Juniper Networks Selects IBM for Data Center Hosting Agreement

White House: Emissions Paper Flawed - WSJ

No Climate Change on Oil Wars Last Week, Toyako Summit in Japan?
WASHINGTON – In an extraordinary move, the Bush administration plans to publish a document Friday listing various ways to control global-warming gases, while simultaneously disavowing the document's conclusions and warning that new regulations could lead to a "command-and-control" regime covering a "broad range of commercial and household activities," including factories and power plants but also lawnmowers.

The document, which has been the subject of a weeks-long conflict between officials at the White House and Environmental Protection Agency, attempts to summarize the benefits and costs of regulating greenhouse gas emissions, without drawing any conclusions.

The Bush administration has long opposed allowing ...

White House: Emissions Paper Flawed (WSJ)



Friday, July 11, 2008

GE's Chance to Reassure Investors - BusinessWeek

General Electric's announcement of its second-quarter earnings results on the morning of July 11 is shaping up to be one of the most closely watched events on Wall Street this summer.

GE's Chance to Reassure Investors (BusinessWeek)

iPhone 3G - Internet speed improved

Walt Mossberg talked Internet speed would be improved on the iPhone 3G. You could see the video from WSJ;

Toyota to build Prius in U.S.

TOYOTA Quick Response to US Economy
Did you know?
Toyota is responding to changes in consumer demand and improving the production efficiency and stability of its North American operations by adjusting production mix at three plants. The changes include the addition of the Prius hybrid sedan to its North American lineup.

Toyota to build Prius in U.S.



Linden Lab and IBM Achieve Major Virtual World Interoperability Milestone

Virtual World Interoperability between IBM and Linden Lab
Linden Lab, creator of the virtual world Second Life, and IBM have successfully demonstrated virtual world interoperability by teleporting avatars between the Second Life Preview Grid and an OpenSim virtual world server. The joint development project represents an industry first of a quantifiable milestone for virtual world interconnectivity.

Linden Lab and IBM Achieve Major Virtual World Interoperability Milestone

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Social Media in Plain English

The Coming of the Car-Bot - BusinessWeek

Car with Robot? or Robot with Car?
Imagine the scene: You're driving your car to an office building in New York City, five minutes from a job interview. No worries. You have already dialed into the car's memory the parking garage where it's going to stay, and prepaid the bill. You shut the door. And off it goes. Driverless.

The Coming of the Car-Bot (BusinessWeek)



Adobe readying new mashup tool for business users - InfoWorld

Adobe Genesis - iTune Like Mashup Tool Demo

Adobe is developing a mashup interface code-named "Genesis" that will allow business users to pull together "workspaces" that combine assets such as business application data, documents, and analytics, along with collaboration tools such as instant messaging.

Adobe readying new mashup tool for business users (InfoWorld)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Google Introduces a Cartoonlike Method for Talking in Chat Rooms - NYTimes

Virtual World at Google
Google, known for its plain-Jane approach to Web design, has come up with something much wackier. On Tuesday the company introduced Lively, an online tool that allows people to embody a cartoonish online avatar and have text-based conversations with friends and other Internet users in virtual chat rooms. The rooms can be added to any blog or Web site.

Google Introduces a Cartoonlike Method for Talking in Chat Rooms (NYTimes)





VMware Announces Change in Executive Leadership

VMWare said President and Chief Executive Diane Greene has resigned, and VMware's Board of Directors has appointed Paul Maritz as President and CEO of VMware, who founded Pi Corporation, a startup software company focused on building Cloud-based solutions. You could read the full post from VMware Press Release;

VMware’s Board of Directors announced today that it has made a change in the leadership of the company with the departure of Diane Greene as President and CEO. VMware’s Board of Directors has appointed Paul Maritz as President and CEO of VMware effective immediately. Maritz was also named to VMware’s Board of Directors.

“As one of the founders and the leader of VMware, Diane guided the creation and development of a company that is changing the way that people think about computing. The Board thanks her for her considerable contributions to VMware and wishes her every success in the future” stated Joe Tucci, Chairman of VMware’s Board of Directors.

Tucci continued “VMware is in a tremendous position to extend its lead in the virtualization market. VMware’s Board of Directors is very pleased to be able to appoint an executive with Paul’s experience and track record to lead VMware to its next stage of growth and development. Paul is a leader in the software industry. He has decades of experience building one of the greatest franchises in software history, Windows. Paul was instrumental as part of the core executive leadership team in building much of Microsoft’s success.”

Paul Maritz retired from Microsoft in 2000, after 14 years there. During this period Paul managed the development and marketing of many of the company’s major products, including such major releases as Windows 95, Windows NT, Database, Tools and Applications.

In 2003, Paul founded Pi Corporation, a startup software company focused on building Cloud-based solutions for new ways of doing personal information management. Pi Corporation was acquired by EMC in February 2008, and Paul became President of the EMC Cloud Division.

VMware Announces Change in Executive Leadership

Can the Cloud Handle Enterprise IT? - internetnews.com

Cloud Computing at IBM
IBM has proven that cloud computing can meet the demands of an enterprise with 255,000 employees. Launched two and a half years ago, the IBM Innovation Portal runs many applications on a platform that's flexible and similar to that of Amazon, Dennis Quan, IBM's software group director of Tivoli development, told InternetNews.com.

Can the Cloud Handle Enterprise IT? (internetnews.com)

Human Mirror

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

IBM Opens Africa's First "Cloud Computing" Center, Second Cloud Center in China

IBM today announced the opening of new "cloud computing" centers in South Africa and China. Cloud computing enables the delivery of personal and business services from remote, centralized servers (the "cloud") that share computing resources and bandwidth -- to any device, anywhere.

The shift to cloud computing is fueled by the dramatic growth in business collaboration, connected devices, real-time data streams, and Web 2.0 applications such as streaming media and entertainment, social networking and mobile commerce. Cloud computing represents a major step up in computing -- as it enables governments, businesses and individuals to access super-computing power, analysis of massive amounts of data, and applications five to 10-times more cost effectively.

IBM Opens Africa's First "Cloud Computing" Center, Second Cloud Center in China











Toyota to equip Prius with solar panels: report - MarketWatch

Solar Prius
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to install a solar power generation system on its Prius hybrid car, when the vehicle goes through a complete makeover as early as next spring, according to a media report Monday.

Toyota to equip Prius with solar panels: report (MarketWatch)





Monday, July 7, 2008

Gartner Says E-Mail Will Lead the Charge Into Mainstream Adoption of Cloud Computing

Gartner predicts e-mail will defines cloud computing as a style of computing. You could read the full post from Gartner media relations;
Driven by falling prices and new vendors, the percentage of commercial mailboxes using a cloud-provisioned model will grow from 1 percent of enterprise seats in 2007 to 20 percent in 2012, according to Gartner Inc. The push into the cloud e-mail market by large suppliers will cause fundamental restructuring of the e-mail market, analysts predicted.

Gartner Says E-Mail Will Lead the Charge Into Mainstream Adoption of Cloud Computing







Sunday, July 6, 2008

Google strategy - YouTube

Peter Senge's Necessary Revolution - BusinessWeek

Peter Senge, a professor at MIT of Technology's Sloan School, write a new book, "The Necessary Revolution". He talked about the systems bigger and more complex than the organization, global society that may lead to a more sustainable world.

You go to any MBA program, and you will be taught the theory of the firm, that the purpose of the firm is the maximization of return on invested capital. I always thought this was a kind of lunacy. A well-managed business will have a high return on invested capital. But that's a consequence. It's not a way to manage a business.


Peter Senge's Necessary Revolution (BusinessWeek)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Virtual competition - Economist

"Open" is the key driver to "Innovation Network"?
You could read the full post on VMware strategies that would be different from closed worlds.
No wonder that the culture of VMware, which now employs over 6,000 people, is often described as open and collegiate. Where Ms Greene differs from the old school of high-tech bosses is how she sees the interplay between competition and co-operation. “I grew up playing Monopoly and Risk,” she says. “You have to collaborate to win these games—and compete when it is time to compete. But if you compete and break somebody’s trust you are going to lose the next time.” Maintaining trust means always being clear about what you are doing, she says, particularly since many of her firm’s partners are also rivals. What is more, Ms Greene argues, “With the internet, you can compete more effectively by being open.”

Virtual competition (Economist)



Friday, July 4, 2008

Japan's New Green Car Push - BusinessWeek

You could see the latest trend on Japanese Green Car.
Did you know?! Now Japanese vendors do efforts to push "Green Technologies".
BusinessWeek reported the trend of Japanese Green Car,"Japan's New Green Car Push";

Japan's New Green Car Push (BusinessWeek)











No, it's not the new iPhone - boston.com

iPhone vs Sprint Instinct(Samsung)
Unlike the original iPhone, Instinct was born with built-in GPS. The navigation software is fast and accurate, and even provides highway traffic updates. But the best part is its integration with the Instinct's voice-control system. Press a button on the side and speak a word or two, like "grocery stores." The Instinct hooks up with Microsoft Corp.'s Live Search service to display a list of the nearest supermarkets. Tap the touch screen for audio turn-by-turn driving directions


No, it's not the new iPhone (boston.com)



Tennis Battles - Roger Federer Nike Ad

Thursday, July 3, 2008

IBM Acquires Platform Solutions

What is the future product plans of IBM ?!
IBM annonced the acqusitions of PSI, Inc.
IBM today announced it has acquired Platform Solutions, Inc. (PSI), a privately held technology company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. PSI's technologies and employees will become part of the IBM System z business unit of the IBM Systems and Technology Group. Financial terms were not disclosed.



PSI's technologies and skills, along with its intellectual capital, will become part of IBM's long-term mainframe product engineering cycles and part of IBM's future product plans.

"IBM's strategy is to continually evolve our mainframe technology to help our clients tackle the most demanding business issues," said Anne Altman, General Manager, IBM System z. "We will continue to move the mainframe forward through both IBM innovation and by acquiring new technologies. We welcome Platform Solutions, Inc. and look forward to collaborating with them."

"We are pleased to become part of IBM, knowing IBM has the industry's most comprehensive vision for the future direction of enterprise computing, and has the requisite technologies to realize that vision," said Michael Maulick, President and CEO, Platform Solutions, Inc. "This acquisition makes the most sense for our companies -- to collaborate on future technology offerings and maximize our combined knowledge and skills for the benefit of IBM clients globally."


IBM Acquires Platform Solutions

Macs Get Enterprise Management Help - internetnews.com

Did you know ?! Mac vs PC
Over the past few years, more of Apple Macs computers (desktops and notebooks) have been making their way into the enterprise through the back door, i.e. not necessarily with IT’s approval.


Macs Get Enterprise Management Help (internetnews.com)

Google, Yahoo to Make Flash Searchable - internetnews.com

Happy Time
Adobe Systems has teamed up with Google and Yahoo to make content mixed with its Flash file format easier to index. The software maker predicts a big impact on how and what pages are sorted in the rankings of those search engines. Just give it some time.


Google, Yahoo to Make Flash Searchable (internetnews.com)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Rhapsody Bets DRM-Free Downloads Can Foil iTunes - internet.com

Rhapsody vs iTunes ?!
Online music service Rhapsody is stepping forward as the latest would-be iTunes killer, rolling out a digital music store that will sell downloadable songs that are free of copy restrictions and compatible with the Apple iPod.

Rhapsody Bets DRM-Free Downloads Can Foil iTunes (internet.com)



Google’s culture ‘not fit’ for enterprise apps - zdnet

Google Culture
His blog post starts out innocuously enough with a list of good things at Google that Microsoft ought to emulate as an employer. But when it comes to “So why did I leave?” Solyanik rips into Google’s working practices, in particular criticizing the effects of its business model, which emphasizes free software at the expense of utility. His conclusion is brutal.

Google’s culture ‘not fit’ for enterprise apps (blog.zdnet)



Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Microsoft after Gates - Economist

Microsoft is in transition.
You could read the full post on "After Gates" from Economist;

Mr Gates’s reply to Mr O’Reilly was not entirely reassuring. The firm, he said, now has dozens of “quests”—revolutionising television, automating data centres and creating software ten times faster.

Microsoft after Gates (Economist)

The meaning of Bill Gates - Economist

The Internet Era
Mr Gates had the good fortune to be perfectly suited for his time—but he is less well-equipped for the collaborative and fragmented era of internet computing. This does not diminish his achievement. Nor, as some would have it, does his philanthropy necessarily magnify it. Whatever the corporate-social-responsibility gurus say, business is a force for good in itself: its most useful contribution to society is making profits and products.

The meaning of Bill Gates (Economist)