The fact that no one knows whether or not any of the big social networking companies are making any money is troubling. I would guess that of all of the big ones only flickr is profitable and that is because they dont only rely on advertising for their only revenue stream. In addition [...]
I’ve just read the Newsweek article on Web 2.0 and I am in awe at how social networking sites have hijacked the entire Web 2.0 space. You can’t blame Newsweek though, they are just reporting the biggest news. I guess, all it takes are a few big purchases like the Myspace deal and [...]
I discovered the Web 2.0 Awards today. I had no idea they even existed but apparently Kat Ortland at SEOMoz has been working on them for quite a while. In any case, Kats Web 2.0 Awards bosts 300 websites in 38 categories. Normally I wouldnt spend much time checking this out but for some [...]
Greg Olsen from Charter Street has a great post on his blog about Going Bedouin, here is a snippet:
Im interested in something more radical. By focusing almost exclusively on service-based infrastructure options, a business could operate as a sort of neo-Bedouin clan with workers as a roaming nomadic tribe carrying laptops & cell phones [...]
Caterina Fake of Flickr fame set off a little bit on a firestorm with her recent post entitled: Its a bad time to start a company. I disagree with her because none of the reasons she mentions seem good enough to keep someone who is passionate and has a good idea from going ahead. [...]
If youre interested in Identity 2.0 you should check out this interview with Weston Triemstra from Sxip Identity. Weston is one of the developers behind sxore. The interview comes via Rob Romano at The Site Design Blog. Here is a little snippet:
Weston: I would say sxore provides user-centric identity for comments, a solution [...]
Derek Featherstone put on a great show at OGRE on Wednesday night. He ran through some great tips, tricks and tactics on how to make your web applications more accessible. It’s no suprise that he is such a sought after conference speaker, he is truly a wealth of knowledge. After the presentation, the OGRE [...]
Mesh is Canadas Web 2.0 conference and it is happening on May 15th and 16th in Toronto. So far the line-up of speakers and panelists looks fantastic with Om Malik, Paul Kedrosky, Steve Rubel, Jason Fried, Stowe Boyd and many others appearing.
Congratulations to Mathew Ingram, Mark Evans, Rob Hyndman, Mike McDerment and Stuart [...]
Today is a sad day for fans to Tobi Lütke, the once reigning FIFA Soccer Champion of jaded Pixel. In an unbelievable upset, I beat him for the first time in FIFA 2006 history. The good news is that Tobi is okay. In an effort to showcase my win with dignity, I [...]
Microsoft Vista is going to be late. Is this really a surprise to anyone? I stopped believing Microsoft release dates years ago, mostly because they are insulting. Now they are saying Vista will be out in January 2007. Thats going to be great MS Xmas sales nubmers in 2006. In [...]
By now everyone knows that Google released Google Finance yesterday. After scanning the blogosphere today, it became quite obvious that Googles latest offering is not being that well received. Although I generally agree with all these reviews, I am suprised that no one really addresses the fact that Google Finance shows blog posts in [...]
For those of you who love Namco’s Katamari games this will come as a blow. According to the BBC, the game’s website has been replaced with a message that says that Keita Takahashi has moved onto a new project and that Katamari is no more. Read it Here.
If you have never played Katamari, [...]
This months meeting will feature a presentation by accessibility kingpin: Derek Featherstone. Derek is freshly back from his apperance at the SXSW conference in Austin Texas, and will be giving us a “Best of Derek Featherstone” presentation made up from snippets of his most successful past presentations. Derek is one of the world [...]
Craig Fitzpatrick over at devshop.com just emailed me to say that his site has a new design created by rockstar designer Justin Palmer. You should check the entire site out though since it has lots of screencaps of his soon to be released app. Check it out HERE.
(Now if would only update the look [...]
I have been a fan of John Battelle since reading his book “The Search.” He also writes a great blog which everyone should subscribe to. Today, he posted something really interesting about how Microsoft needs to split up if it wants to really compete with the most innovative companies out there. Here is a [...]
Yesterday we we’re testing the checkout process for Shopify. This was my first time testing it out. I was really happy when after signing up, I was rewarded with a beautiful empty Shopify store to populate. The whole dev team here has worked so hard on Shopify that it’s nice to just [...]
Amy Hoy, of Slash7 fame, recently posted a great interview with our very own Tobi Lütke. In all they covered a variety of topics including, Vision and why it was created, some tidbits about Shopify and of course a bit on Web 2.0 and Ruby on Rails.
If you don’t know Amy you should check her [...]
Well, if this had been yesterday, I would have added this to my Podcasting Jackpot post however since I just discovered this over breakfast here it is today. Mike Arrington of TechCrunch fame has started a new podcast called TalkCrunch and if the first episode is any indication, it will be a terrific addition [...]
This should be filed squarely under “Interesting for Me”.
Here is a pic of Pearl. She has been coming to the office with me lately and I thought it would be nice to mention her in the blog eventhough she doesn’t read it.
One of the nice thing about having your own company is that you get [...]
I love podcasts, however one of the biggest problems with them is that there is alot of crap out there and you really have to look to find the good stuff. Today, I hit podcasting jackpot on three fronts.
The first comes via Stowe Boyds New Visionaries Series and features a great interview with [...]