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An Honest Critique of Microsoft and Steve Ballmer

For the last five years there have been calls for Steve Ballmer to step down from Microsoft and I have refrained from comment until today because a confluence of news and events has made commentary necessary. Specifically, David Einhorn, an...

How Sea Water Cools Google's Data Center

Google recently released a new video showing some of the details regarding how they turned an old paper mill into a data center and are utilizing a seawater tunnel which was already in existence to pump water into heat exchangers...

LinkedIn IPO Means More Public Tech Offerings

LinkedIn’s incredible IPO success tells us one thing – that many other tech companies are more confident than ever been about going public. Bet before we go there let’s take look at what happened. The company went public at $45...

Facebook Opencompute.org Disrupts Data Center Market

And just like that, the vanity server gets decapitatedGoogle continues to suck the life out of profits in industry after industry for the benefit of consumers. For example, sure Garmin is worth $7B but it was once worth $25B! Why?...

Will Government Inventory Flood the Local Ad Market?

Cash strapped state governments and agencies are beginning to experiment by showing ads to visitors to its websites in order to try to bring in revenue to offset budget deficits. While it is unclear if this concept will be successful...

Google +1: 4 Things The Company Forgot to Announce

By launching the Google +1 button, the search leader has positioned itself firmly as the follower to social networking leader Facebook and their like button. The concept is very similar if not exactly the same - allowing users to like...

The Pros and Cons of Facebook Hiring Robert Gibbs

Photo courtesy of AP This weekend it was reported by the New York Times that former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs may take a job helping to manage the communications at Facebook. Here are the pros and cons...

How Poor Branding and Positioning Have Led to Tech and Auto Failure

Lessons Learned From Microsoft, Cisco, Volkswagen, Mazda and Apple MistepsWhy do Cisco and Microsoft have trouble entering new consumer markets and why does Apple have challenges when trying to get into the enterprise server market? According to an article from...

Gogobeans Enables Mobile Cloud Sharing

Behold, the semi-social mobile cloud is born One novel way to store and share information is Gogobeans, a company which allows you to store information in a digital locker in the cloud and share it easily by sharing or “bouncing”...

How China is Unleashing a Sales Boom for Tech and Media

Shanghai at NightIn many parts of the world, rampant pirating of products takes its toll on businesses costing billions of dollars of lost sales and value. While countries like Iran violate rampantly with no signs of improvement, others are slowly...

Facebook Map of Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Status Updates

An interactive map of how the news of the earthquake has spread through Facebook is now available. Many of the maps show the majority of the buzz about the horrific tragedy took place on the west coast of the US...

Destress and Boost Productivity With Less Notifications

If you are a knowledge worker, there is no doubt getting frequent notifications is a mixed blessing as you make sure you are on top of everything without having to search for what's new. My friend in Sardinia, Luca Filigheddu...

Mickey Mouse Robot Scares Adults

TMC's Juliana Kenny has an interesting look at a robotic Mickey Mouse, Facebook streaming movies, celebrity chef app news and more in her celebrity tech video segment which of course discusses Charlie Sheen - and the new Sheen blocker for...

How YouTube Takes Consumer Time from TV

In the past I have discussed how TV disruption may happen more slowly than you think because of the tens of billions of dollars in affiliate fees changing hands. But this doesn't mean there aren't brilliant innovators out there using...

Competing Effectively in a Facebook and Google World

With a sky-high valuation over $70B Facebook has to be super-aggressive to ensure they can support a valuation which seems to grow by the tens of billions every few months. And with the ability to hire some of the best...

Salesforce.com Cloudforce 2011 Live Blog

I am in New York today at the Salesforce.com Cloudforce 2011 event and it kicked off with a conversation with a user from SunTrust Financial and Forrester Research - so far the event is heavily Twitter, social and smart device...

Is Facebook Becoming the Internet?

In the past, I have discussed the concept of splinternet (a term Forrester researchers say I may have invented) - where the Internet splinters into app stores and websites such as Facebook - a world where developers have to constantly...

Socializing Search

In the last few weeks there have been a higher than usual amount of articles on search quality where mainstream media sources have shined a bright light on companies who are achieving high levels of search rank using methods which...

Meetings, Earnings Calls and E-Mail

Its been perhaps one of my most productive days - I eliminated 1,500 emails - about 800 of which were in the "important - save for later" bucket meaning they either got zapped or required some action. Generally the latter....

Should Social Media Get Credit For These Demonstrations?

Demonstrations are breaking out all over the world and are being aided by Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. Many are saying Silicon Valley deserves little to no credit but this is lost on Egyptians who think enough of social...

TMCnet Featured Briefly on CNBC

I recently came across a tweet from TMC team member Stefanie Mosca about how TMCnet was featured on a CNBC special focusing on Facebook. Kind of cool. The citing takes place at 42:15 in the following video: ...

Verizon Drives Stake Through Heart of Net Neutrality

Updated with modified quote from Hunter Newby January 28, 2011, 8:15 AM EST Updated again January 28, 2011, 4:37 PM EST for grammatical reasons -- My views have shifted on net neutrality over the years - to the point where...

Google and SayNow, What it Means To Telecom

The search leader made the acquisition in part to gain social network traction as well as to become entrenched as a communications API and service provider Many surmise that part of the reason Larry Page is taking over the CEO...

Facebook Ad Connect Coming Soon?

Last week I detailed 11 things Facebook needs to do with their $1.5B but in terms of rapid revenue production the #1 item on the list should have been developing a Google Adsense competitor. In the last year or so...

More Crimes Perpetrated Using Facebook

TMC's Juliana Kenny discusses the new Blackboard Mobile Central Campus service as well as Facebook security including hacks which involve breaking into accounts in order to send nude photos of the victims to their contacts. Moreover, she discusses Facebook related...
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