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Cloud Computing Showdown

Cloud computing has so many benefits and the market is poised to continue its momentum. Companies like Amazon and Google were early players in this market but the early success of these companies has not gone unnoticed. Case in point,...

Search Engine Note to Self

Note to self: If I ever launch a new search engine make sure that I ensure the results are correct for many bloggers and especially John Dvorak. Otherwise -- well -- see for yourself. ...

Facebook Benefits Obama Most

As candidates embrace more and more web 2.0 concepts, they begin to outpace many companies in their use of new age tools. Recently in fact the McCain campaign emailed a series of videos which let his supporters choose which video...

Cuil Analysis

I am impressed with aspects of Cuil like the user interface but sadly, this search engine is not the Google killer that many (including the company) had hoped. I launched the new search engine with the same level of excitement...

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...

Yahoo Enlists Home Page to Fight Icahn

The Yahoo takeover offer by Microsoft and the subsequent saga that has ensued is unusual in my recollection of corportate takeovers. The latest chapter in the saga is Yahoo now using its home page to fight Carl Icahn. The ad...

Google's Interfaces, A Hindrance?

TechhrunchIT has an interesting story about how companies that Google acquires generally do not do well. This is not unique to Google of course but the problem engineers face is dealing with the proprietary interfaces Google uses such as BigTable...

Google's Android Plays Favorites?

It seems that if you were a finalist in the google Android Developer Challenge you have the option to sign an NDA which allows you access to SDK updates. This is all well and good unless of course you are...

Google's Thoughts on Speech Rec

Google has certainly mastered search and their goal as they have mentioned is to organize the world's information. The company has gotten into satellites, maps, books and it was only a matter of time before they started to analyze video....

Yahoo/Microsoft The Never-Ending Story

I am not sure I have the attention span to follow the love/hate story that is the Microsoft/Yahoo/Carl Icahn/Rupert Murdoch relationship acquisition/merger/whatever -- but it seems that as of this moment, Yahoo has once again rejected Microsoft's proposal -- this...

YouTube/Viacom: The Issue is with the Judge

I have trouble agreeing with Mchael Arrington over at TechCrunch which is unusual for me. In a recent post he argues that Google is entrusted with user data and needs to protect it. While this makes perfect sense, isn't the...

Google Docs Outage

Should SaaS Vendors Be More Accountable?Google had an outage in its office application division today. One wonders how they haven't had something similar happen with their search engine but the docs and spreadsheets were affected. I would imagine if both...

Yahoo Problems Getting Solved?

Painfully slow decision making and bad management are complaints I have heard about Yahoo from ex-employees and consultants that used to work with/for the leading web destination. BusinessWekk has an article on the matter which discusses how Yahoo is losing...

Larry Ellison and SaaS

Although many people in technology are saying that SaaS is one of the fastest growing segments of the market, Larry Ellison, the founder and CEO of Oracle  had some negative comments about the industry lately. I found an article describing...

Google's FriendRank

Google started in the search business by assigning PageRank to pages -- a term which signified the importance of a page to the search engine. As social networking becomes more important, the search company has now turned is eyes to...

Searching Flash Becomes Easier

Until now, if you designed a website in Flash, you were out of luck in terms of SEO. Search engines in fact could not read Flash and this means that even a rich, very targeted site would not come up...

Allied Security Trust -- Let The Patent Wars Begin

You may remember a while back I wrote about Vocaltec selling some of its patents to what appears to be a firm that will become a patent troll. This scenario is becoming more and more common... Companies are now launching...

Searchme Stacks Rock

You may recall the relatively new visual search engine called Searchme which allows you to see graphical snapshots of your search results before you click on a page. The theory here is you can get a better idea about a...

Yahoo Looks to Google

Yesterday's news regarding the talks breaking down again between Yahoo and Microsoft leads very nicely into today's news that Yahoo will be displaying Google ads on select portions of its site. Yahoo estimates about $800 million in revenue from this...

Yahoo/Microsoft Deal Off

It seems any chance of a deal between Microsoft and Yahoo is over. The number of billionaire Yahoo investors who are likely furious about this state of affairs which is trashing Yahoo's stock can't be counted on a single hand....

Google and Apple News

I go on a podcast soon but before I go, it is worth pointing out a few articles I perused this morning. One is focused on Google making us stupid -- and the concept is that reading on the web...

Gmail Gets New Features

Google continues to roll out new features in its services. The latest is Gmail which will get options allowing better linking, chat with embedded pictures, the addition of colored star icons, fixed width fonts, custom keyboard shortcuts, mouse gestures, signature...

Telephony Hardware Community

Be sure to visit TMC's newest Global Online Community (GOC), Telephony Hardware sponsored by Pika Technologies. Why would you visit? Simply because regularly visiting a TMC community is an ideal way to learn about a specific topic such as in this...

Why Microsoft Needs to Worry About Firefox

Mozilla's Firefox is on schedule to break 20% share next month and this is very bad news for Microsoft. If we are to play out what the next 5-10 years will look like in the world of technology, one of...

Google in Travel and A Monopoly

I was just reading how Google may soon get into travel search and as I realized this I wondered which companies would be affected. Travelocity? Expedia? Countless others? It will be interesting to watch. I also came across an article...
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