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V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai - Did He Invent E-Mail or Not?

I have to admit that I had never heard of V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai prior to meeting him recently in Boston just prior to the video interview below. But he and his PR firm told me he had invented e-mail –...

HTML5 to Allow 15-year Post Internet Boom Mega-Cycle

Investing legend Roger McNamee, managing director and co-founder of Elevation Partners was interviewed on CNBC this morning and explained why he is bullish on the tech sector. He goes on to say Apple is winning and tell us why. He...

No Sympathy for Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a top 10 site on the Internet - an incredible accomplishment putting it in an elite group of sites I feel so callous – I have zero sympathy for Wikipedia’s current and ever-lasting financial woes and even though...

Stop the Spending Before it is Too Late

There is a simple fact that every American knows but many are scared to confront - our government is spending us into near-bankruptcy. Every dollar which we have to borrow to spend adds to the problem.Other countries who have done...

The Internet is Down, Happy 4th of July

Just moments ago I mentioned that it looks like the iTunes App Store was hacked. Now reports are surfacing that YouTube and Wikipedia have been hacked as well. Just a note that I haven't been able to duplicate any of...

Should Internet Censorship be Allowed?

 Book burning is one of the most horrific acts humans are capable of and when done by an oppressive regime with the goal being to keep information from reaching the hands of its citizens, all humans lose out. In the...

Russia to Duplicate Silicon Valley? Good Luck With That

Which country wouldn't want to duplicate the success of Silicon Valley? What leader wouldn't want to be the one who brought their country to the technological forefront? TMCnet's Erin Harrison reports that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev toured Silicon Valley on...

Bing Partners with Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha crashed on to the scene some months back as a computational knowledge engine which is a hybrid of software and expert-populated database of theoretically limitless knowledge. A simple query requesting the population of Norwalk, CT where TMC is...

Rhomobile Allows Cross-Platform Mobile App Development via Web

In 2001 when the PDA market was all the rage and smartphones didn't really exist, a company called Interactive Intelligence a leader in the contact center space saw an opportunity for a development platform called Mobilite (pronounced as if you...

Will Wireless Broadband Turn this Economy?

It goes without saying the need/desire for wireless broadband is growing - partially fueled by social networking applications but perhaps just as importantly the need to be connected regardless of location. Instantaneous access to information is an addiction which I...

Omg, 2mro's Kybrd 2dy

 Oh My God, Tomorrow's Keyboard Today! Without a doubt many of us wear different hats when we communicate. For example many in business do not use SMS abbreviations but kids do. When texting with businesspeople, SMS abbreviations seem to be...

Google Knol Released

This past December I discussed how Google's Knol is a new Wikipedia competitor which will make it more difficult for smaller companies to rank high on search engines. If you think ranking high for specific keywords is tough today, just...

CNN Anchor Caught with Drugs

Apparently reporting the news is as depressing as watching it. This might explain why CNN News anchor Richard Quest was caught with a small bag of methamphetamine in his pocket. In case you are curious about this particular drug, Wikipedia...

Fake Apple Keynote

It is amazing what a cult of personality Steve Jobs has become. It has gotten to the point where speculators not only try to figure out what Jobs will say but now they are even writing a full speech (or...

NY Times vs. Blogs: A Surprise Winner

I find the competition between blogs and news outlets fascinating as here at TMC we have dozens of reporters and a number of bloggers as well. Today I was reading Workbench by Rogers Cadenhead and I learned of the following...

Google Knol: Squeezing out the Little Guy

Google will soon be launching Knol – a knowledge archive similar to Wikipedia with the exception being t hat authors of content will be tracked more closely and ads will optionally be allowed to run on listings with authors...

Trolltech

I spent a few minutes on Wikipedia today searching for information on Norway. I wanted to learn more about this country I had never been to and while searching I discovered the country is a Kingdom in fact and...

Wikipedia Mistakes

The New York Times has an interesting story on Wikipedia and how it can get students in trouble because some of its entries are flawed. I use the reference somewhat frequently and sometimes forget that individual entries can be mistaken....

Wikipedia Dead Links

Russell Shaw raises an interesting point about a problem with Wikipedia being the fact that links expire. I know someone who words for a rival publisher and this company makes an encyclopedia as well. This person’s job is to scan...

More Bad Wikipedia News

This article in the Toronto Star details continued credibility problems with Wikipedia and cites egos and people’s need to rewrite history to their liking as reasons the online encyclopedia is seriously flawed. Excerpt:These questions reportedly prompted the business editor of...

Britannica gets the Last Laugh

A few people ruin it for others. This is always the case in life. I think about this all the time. For example, the massive security increases in airports, spam, viruses, etc. In all these cases a small percentage of...

When Bad Wiki Posts Happen To Good People

The question of the validity of Wikipedia comes to light when such pranks are brought to light. We use Wikipedia a lot around TMC and I have found the quality of the reference tool to be excellent. The strength of...
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