Thursday, August 28, 2008

No More Speculation - This is the G1 from T-Mobile - AndroidGuys

Interesting
T-Mobile G1 with Android

Well, thanks to a trusted source claiming to be close to one of the three parties involved, we’re here to show you officially what the G1 is going to look like and it’s very similar to what you guys have been seeing lately. There are only a couple of things to this design that we didn’t see coming.

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No More Speculation - This is the G1 from T-Mobile (AndroidGuys)



Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Aston Martin's new 4-door car

You could see the video on Aston Martin's new 4-door car.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Microsoft eases use of Photosynth (ComputerWorld)

Microsoft Push Customer Experiences, Photosynth.
That means 3D digitial photo technology. You could see the full post from ComputerWorld.



Microsoft Corp. has made its Photosynth technology easier to use and has opened it up for anyone to create their own images, the company is planning to announce today.

Photosynth automatically stitches together digital photos -- just a handful or a few hundred -- to create an image that a user can spin around to look at from all angles or zoom in to check out a close-up detail.

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Microsoft eases use of Photosynth - ComputerWorld



IBM Commits $300 Million to Expand Business Continuity and Resiliency Services (Cloud Computing)

IBM announced it is investing $300m on 13 customer disaster recovery centres that use cloud computing technology. You could read the full post on IBM Press Release.


IBM today announced it is investing US$300 million to construct 13 Business Resilience service delivery centers in 10 countries in 2008, increasing its ability to address surging demand from businesses and governments from around the world seeking to keep their operations safe from disruption. The massive infrastructure expansion is the largest of its kind and will permit IBM clients to access services that support business continuity for the first time from a cloud computing environment.

IBM is also today accelerating the build-out of its Information Protection Services business to deliver cloud-based computing services to support business continuity. Services from IBM Information Protection Services combine IBM hardware with storage management software in a fully configured, rack-mounted storage appliance, known as a data protection "vault" that is capable of storing multi-terabytes of information and applications data. The vaults are integrated with technology gained via IBM's acquisition of Arsenal Digital Solutions in 2008. The patent-pending on-demand service delivery platform enables global scalability of information protection services and rapid time-to-protection of customer data.

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IBM Commits $300 Million to Expand Business Continuity and Resiliency Services


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Why 'Cloud Computing' Is For the Birds - Datamation

If you asked ten people, ten answers might be corresponded....
Please check the reality on the articles and videos.
"Cloud computing" is misleading. As a marketing buzzword, it's used to suggest that something new and better is going on, when in fact there may be nothing new about it. Yes, new technologies arise all the time. But assimilating new technologies into the "cloud computing" label doesn't make all the old stuff under that umbrella new. It also "clouds" communication between technical people and non-technical people.

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Why 'Cloud Computing' Is For the Birds (Datamation)













Verizon, Google Close To Mobile Search Deal - WSJ

A timely mobile search reality check.....
Verizon, Google close to mobile search deal.
Verizon Communications Inc. is nearing an agreement with Google Inc. on a wide-ranging partnership, according to people familiar with the situation, in what could be a much-needed jolt for the anemic mobile search business.

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Verizon, Google Close To Mobile Search Deal (WSJ)











Thursday, August 21, 2008

Large U.S. Banks May Fail Amid Recession, Rogoff Says (Update5)-Bloomberg

According to Rogoff, a Harvard University professor of economics, U.S. economy probably in recession, U.K. and Europe probably soon.
You could read the fullpost from Bloomberg;
``The worst is yet to come in the U.S.,'' Rogoff, a Harvard University professor of economics, said in an interview in Singapore today. ``The financial sector needs to shrink; I don't think simply having a couple of medium-sized banks and a couple of small banks going under is going to do the job.''


Large U.S. Banks May Fail Amid Recession, Rogoff Says (Update5)-Bloomberg

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Biggest Hole in the World - Russia

Did you know?!
The world’s biggest hole is located in Russia. The gaint hole is actually a diamond mine in Eastern Siberia near the town Mirna, 525 meters deep and 1.25 km in the diameter.

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Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending On Pace to Surpass $3.4 Trillion in 2008

Gartner's Predictions on IT Spending
Despite current economic concerns, worldwide IT spending will exceed $3.4 trillion in 2008, an increase of 8 percent from 2007 spending.



The interesting aspects are the following;

“Organisations are switching from company-owned hardware and software assets to per-use service-based models. This will impact the industry in various ways,” Mr. Tully said. “The projected shift to cloud computing, for example, will result in dramatic growth in IT products in some areas and in significant reductions in other areas. In general, assets will be utilized with greater efficiency, and we are assuming that the overall effect on market growth will be neutral. We also recognize that there is considerable upside potential for higher growth.”

Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending On Pace to Surpass $3.4 Trillion in 2008





Facebook to move to Stanford Research Park

The Palo Alto Daily reports. California Avenue is Palo Alto’s second, slightly less pretentious downtown; the Facebook office is located down the street from it, right along my favorite urban bike path.

The Internet firm Facebook, headquartered in downtown Palo Alto with more than 600 employees at five offices, will move all or a substantial portion of its operations to a site at Stanford Research Park, the company confirmed Monday.

Facebook to move to Stanford Research Park (Palo Alto online)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Google's Announcing a beta release of the Android SDK

Google released the first beta version of its SDK for Android phones. Since this is a beta release, applications developed with it may not quite be compatible with devices running the final Android 1.0.



Highlights would be the following;

1. First and most obviously, the new Home screen is included, along with a ton of UI changes for 1.0.
2. Some new applications are included: an Alarm Clock, Calculator, Camera, Music player, Picture viewer, and Messaging (for SMS/MMS conversations.)
3. Several new development tools were added, such as a graphical preview for XML layouts for users of Eclipse, and a tool for constructing 9-patch images.
4. Since we've got a new Home screen application now, we thought the now-obsolete version from the M5 early-look SDK might be helpful to developers, so its source is included as a sample.
5. A number of new APIs are fleshed out and improved, and others are now close to their final forms for 1.0.
6. Tons of bugs were fixed, of course. (If you had problems with the MediaPlayer, try it now!)

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Google's Announcing a beta release of the Android SDK








Women In Art

500 Years of Female Port, you could see.
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IBM Research Unleashes Powerful Speech Software

IBM today announced the availability of state-of-the-art speech recognition software to clients and partners. IBM's speech research group is focusing on forming partnerships to take it to market



IBM today announced the availability of state-of-the-art speech recognition software to clients and partners exploring the development of real-world consumer and business solutions.

As part of an effort to bring IBM Research's vaunted intellectual capital directly into the marketplace, the opening of IBM Research's speech assets will make it easier for IBM customers and partners to gain a competitive advantage in new markets by integrating the industry's most advanced speech recognition software.



IBM Research Unleashes Powerful Speech Software

Google quietly launches AdSense for Feeds - Webware

Google launced the new services on "AdSense for Feeds".

Once integrated into publishers' RSS feeds, it'll serve up contextually-related advertising based around the content, helping publishers make money off the growing number of users accessing their site through RSS readers instead of the site where page and ad views have been factors in revenue.

Google quietly launches AdSense for Feeds (Webware)

Facebook Tops MySpace as Social Sites Globalize - internet.com

New comScore analysis highlights worldwide growth of social sites. Facebook is growing rapidly in other regions around the world.

In April, Facebook overtook MySpace to become the world's largest social network. The new report shows that Facebook posted 153 percent growth in unique visitors from June 2007 to June 2008. In that same period, MySpace grew just 3 percent.

Facebook Tops MySpace as Social Sites Globalize (internet.com)

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Real vs Virtual - Donkey Kong

looking at them. It feels funny when comparing real and virtual with Donkey Kong.

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

City of Angels - BGM (Eric Clapton)

I saw the movie in Japan Airelines when I took a trip for U.S..
The appearing is Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. I was just fascinated by it!

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Fire burns building at Apple HQ in California - Associated Press

Apple HQ Fire
Firefighters have put out a blaze that burned for more than three hours at the headquarters of computer maker Apple.

Fire burns building at Apple HQ in California (Associated Press)





City of Angels - BGM (Eric Clapton)

I saw the movie in Japan Airelines when I took a trip for U.S..
The appearing is Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. I was just fascinated by it!

Deeper customer experiences, we are asking for .....





Ebony & Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder

I found a very dear video.
It is the 1980s by Paul McCartney.
In those days a lot of famous musicians would not joined a cooperation.
Paul McCartney seems to have tackled it actively. This video(Ebony & Ivory) is appearing with Stevie Wonder. He was trying to a new style to the musical circles.



Say Say Say - Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

I found a very dear video.
It is the 1980s by Michael Jackson.
In those days a lot of people were fascinated by the progressive dance and the music with upside-tempo. The innovation of the music would have existed there, I mean.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

「Kindle Prospects a Boon to Am... - WSJ 」

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talked about the projections about Amazon's portable reader, the Kindle. You could see the video on the Kindle from WSJ.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Guitar Hero World Record - Chris Chike

Interesting

Google Mobile blog: Olympic Games Results on your phone

According to Google Mobile blog, they have launched a new mobile search tool that gets you sport results, country medal count, and event schedules right at the top of your search results.
Want to browse through all of the events? Go to www.google.com/m/summergames on your mobile phone. You can discover sports you may not have even known were part of the Games, such as the new Cycling BMX event. Since the Summer Games are a worldwide event, we made this new search tool available in 36 languages and over 60 countries.

Google Mobile blog: Olympic Games Results on your phone

Monday, August 11, 2008

Gartner Analysts Decry Facebook, Twitter Bans at Work - eWEEK

Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us.....

Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and other social applications that allow for messaging and collaboration in the workplace should not be banned, argue two Gartner analysts. Though not quite ready for use in enterprise applications, Facebook, Twitter and the others can prove valuable in helping colleagues and customers connect, so long as businesses employ a trust model.

Gartner Analysts Decry Facebook, Twitter Bans at Work (eWEEK)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Groundswell Switch - Blendtec News

"Groundswell", the book means "Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies". The new movement, applied to social technologies is such as blog, wiki, RSS, ....etc.

「csymphony」+「awareness」+「Myspace」+「forum」+「Bazaarvoice」+「Facebook」

What does it mean by using "Blendtec" Mixer...?!
Deeper customer experiences, we are asking for....?!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

IBM New Software and Services for Mobile Devices - Mobility@Work

IBM announced the new software and services for mobile devices, "Mobility@Work".
IBM is announcing new business consulting services to help companies manage a mobile work environment. Called Mobility@Work, the consulting and implementation services can help employers increase productivity by as much as 30 percent and cut real estate costs, the second largest corporate expense after salaries and benefits.

“The mobile Web presents one of the largest emerging market opportunities we've seen in a decade as billions of people look to access a wide range of services both for business and personal use,” said Drew Clark, director of strategy, IBM Venture Capital Group. "Utilizing software assets from IBM Research combined with our services offerings provides unique opportunities to help companies quickly adapt to the mobile environment.”

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Olympic Innovation - BusinessWeek

More than 38 world records have fallen to athletes wearing the suit, LZR Racer Suit.You could read the another "Olympic Innovation" from BusinessWeek.

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Olympic Innovation (BusinessWeek)



Beijing 2008 Openning Celemony

Japan and Taiwan

Friday, August 8, 2008

Is the Microkernel Making a Slow Return to Microsoft? - eWEEK

The microkernel concept that was once theoretically cool but the performance of alpha versions was so awful that only massive improvements in hardware performance could save it. About 15 years later.....
Here we are, 14 years after the death of Workplace OS and Microsoft's return to the monolithic kernel and what do you know, hardware performance improvements have been considerable. Single processors have multiple cores; single servers have dozens of cores. Microsoft has a recent history of over-reliance on hardware improvements, which has been a problem for Vista, but it's a core philosophy of the company to plan for the next generation of hardware, not the current one. This approach has generally worked well for it.

Is the Microkernel Making a Slow Return to Microsoft? (eWEEK)



Thursday, August 7, 2008

Facebook Stock for Sale - BusinessWeek

Facebook was valued about 15 billion.....
But in recent months, a number of current and former executives have put some of their stock up for sale. Laurence Albukerk, who brokers the sale of stock in private companies in the Valley, says he knows of at least nine people who have sold or are trying to sell Facebook shares.

Facebook Stock for Sale (BusinessWeek)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Google launch street view in Japan

Google announced the street view feature of Google Map in Japan.
Immediately, I tried to access. At this time, the face of the pedestrian is considered to the privacy. And also, the homes of the individuals could be seen in it.

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Earlier this summer we launched our first international Street View coverage with the Tour de France route. Today I'm excited to announce we're bringing Street View to new corners of the globe as we launch imagery in Japan and Australia.

Our Japan launch includes a number of major cities including Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, among others across the country.

More streets in more places (Google blog)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

Interesting
Set during Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts, the novel explores Lord Voldemort's past, and Harry's preparations for the final battle amidst emerging romantic relationships and the emotional confusions and conflict resolutions characteristic of mid-adolescence.

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Monday, August 4, 2008

'Winglet' - Toyota Assistance Robot

Toyota Motor annouced a new type robot " Winglett ".
If you stands at the stool on the tire and tilts a body, you can change the speed and the direction easily.According the announcement, Toyota plan to shipment in the beggining of 2010.



Winglett, the new product had a lithium ion battery and two motors.It is detecting the posture of the crewmen with the sensor among the tires. You acceleraes it by the vorlage and spending center of gravity back. It is possible to go up the hill at the maximum angle of 20 degrees. The max speed is 6 km/h.
Now Toyota is pursuing sustainability in research and development, manufacturing and social contribution as part of its concept to realize "sustainability in three areas" and to help contribute to the health and comfort of future society.

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TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announced today development of the "Winglet", a personal transport assistance robot ridden in a standing position.

The Winglet—still being refined—is one of TMC's people-assisting Toyota Partner Robots. Designed to contribute to society by helping people enjoy a safe and fully mobile life, the Winglet is a compact next-generation everyday transport tool that offers advanced ease of use and expands the user's range of mobility.

The Winglet consists of a body (with a projected area the size of an A3 sheet of paper) that houses an electric motor, two wheels and internal sensors that constantly monitor the user's position and make adjustments in power to ensure stability. Meanwhile, a unique parallel link mechanism allows the rider to go forward, backward and turn simply by shifting body weight, making the vehicle safe and useful even in tight spaces or crowded environments.

TMC has created three models, the "L", "M" and "S", each having different handling features that allow consumers to select a model appropriate to their needs—from "practical" to "hands-free sporty".

TMC plans various technical and consumer trials to gain feedback during the Winglet's lead-up to practical use. Practical tests of its utility as a mobility tool are planned to begin in Autumn 2008 at Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) near Nagoya, and Laguna Gamagori, a seaside marine resort complex in Aichi Prefecture. Testing of its usefulness in crowded and other conditions, and how non-users react to the device, is to be carried out in 2009 at the Tressa Yokohama shopping complex in Yokohama City.

TMC is pursuing sustainability in research and development, manufacturing and social contribution as part of its concept to realize "sustainability in three areas" and to help contribute to the health and comfort of future society. Toyota Partner Robot development is being carried out with this in mind and applies TMC's approach to monozukuri ("making things"), which includes its mobility, production and other technologies. In a related development, TMC unveiled the "MOBIRO" mobility robot, designed for use in a sitting position, in 2007.

TMC aims to realize the practical use of Toyota Partner Robots in the early 2010s by furthering its robotic development and strengthening collaboration between industry, government and academia.


Toyota Develops Personal Transport Assistance Robot 'Winglet' (TOYOTA)





Friday, August 1, 2008

IBM Invests Nearly $400 Million on Cloud Computing Centers in U.S. and Japan

IBM Cloud Computing Centers in U.S. and Japan



IBM today announced a massive expansion of its cloud computing capabilities, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to create two ultra-sophisticated delivery centers that will power the cloud-like computing model that the next era of computing will demand.

Revolutionary Data Center in North Carolina

IBM will spend $360 million to build its most sophisticated, state-of-the-art data center at its facility in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina.

Cloud Computing Center in Tokyo

IBM's new cloud computing center in Tokyo, Japan will provide large enterprise customers, universities and government agencies immediate access to experts who can help them deploy cloud computing environments.


IBM Invests Nearly $400 Million on Cloud Computing Centers in U.S. and Japan





HP, Intel, Yahoo Join Government, Academia In Cloud Computing Research - InformationWeek

HP, Intel, Yahoo Collaborations on Cloud DataCenters
Each of the founding members will host a cloud-computing infrastructure largely based on HP computers and Intel processors. The infrastructure will include from 1,000 to 4,000 processor cores capable of supporting data-intensive research. The six facilities are up and running today in "bits and pieces" and are expected to be fully operational this year and accessible to researchers worldwide through a selection process.


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HP, Intel, Yahoo Join Government, Academia In Cloud Computing Research (InformationWeek)





Forrester Acquires JupiterResearch

Interesting
Forrester Research, Inc. today announced that it has acquired JupiterResearch, LLC, and its parent company, JUPR Holdings, Inc., from MCG Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: MCGC) for $23 million in cash plus assumed liabilities, subject to post-closing adjustments, in a strategic purchase that complements Forrester's syndicated business model.

JupiterResearch has 82 employees and 2007 revenues of approximately $14 million. Forrester, with 2007 revenues of $212 million, now has more than 1,000 employees. JupiterResearch joins Forrester's Marketing & Strategy Client Group, which contributed $46.4 million to Forrester's total revenue in 2007.

Forrester Acquires JupiterResearch