Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Gizmo - Microsoft Courier
Looks kind of cool in the video demo but will it make any real difference to getting any job done today, other than in a niche or two, I doubt it.

It might sell initially to impress work mates but will it become mainstream. Lets look back at this in 2012?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Social computing, web2.0 business

Adding to my two previous entries this week, this is a nice example of where the next wave of the web is heading! / Entrepreneurship - Covestor plans internet revolution

“Everyone knows someone who is really good at investing, and you just wish you could invest when they do,” says Mr Blacher. “But most of us are not that active in managing our portfolios when we have shares. We end up just holding on to them, when we should be selling.”

“You have to take anonymous advice based on a track record with a pinch of salt,” he says. “It is on par with getting investment advice from your brother-in-law or a neighbour. It could be the source of some good ideas, but investors should still vet them.”

Thursday, September 17, 2009

UK Fastest-growing companies revealed | Business XL Rising Stars

Interesting to flick through this to see who's on the up in the SME camp
Fastest-growing companies revealed Business XL Rising Stars
and last years list of the top 50

Burberry meets Facebook: How the old establishment is changing!
"the fashion brand that has gone from classic to cutting edge, is to launch its own social networking site next month. The clothing group hopes the move will deepen its relationship with customers and attract new devotees.
Called, the site will initially feature users sending in pictures of themselves wearing Burberry trenchcoats. The company already has more than 660,000 fans on Facebook – more than any other luxury brand, it claims."

Twitter - The applications and reach is endless

"Twitter is resurrecting in cyberspace the teeming trading pits of yesteryear as traders sign up with the the social networking site to reconnect with global counterparts." / Media - Twitter gives traders virtual open outcry
“There is an ability to connect fast with like-minded people, share and chew on ideas, banter, advise, yell at dumb ideas . . . and gather conviction if need be.”

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BBC NEWS | UK | Heroin supply clinic 'cuts crime'

No surpirse here then!! Some brave decisions and investments are needed and will one day come. Are our politicians up to do the common sense thing?

BBC NEWS UK Heroin supply clinic 'cuts crime': "A scheme in which heroin is given to addicts in supervised clinics has led to big reductions in the use of street drugs and crime, the BBC has learned."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cloud-ready? 74% of tech professionals work from 3 or more computers | Between the Lines |

This adds to the thinking of Cloud computing but it still appears to be just a little bit of white fluff in the vast blue sky thinking/hoping of the IT industry.

Cloud-ready? 74% of tech professionals work from 3 or more computers Between the Lines

It will be interesting if businesses on the ground see Cloud delivering for them in the way (going backwards) web2.0, Saas, hosting, ecommerce and the browser has done over the last 15 years.

In not sure that the example quoted does much more than the pillars of web2.0 are already doing be that Tags, RSS, etc

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

James Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss | Video on

James Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss Video on "Photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change."

With any emissions, polution and consumption we just have to always think about "stewardship" of our planet for the good of "all future generations" and there will me so many of them, hopefully.

Even if climate change isnt man made, I believe it is, but even if it isnt there is every reason to change everything from homes to cars, from food to vacations to ensure we do not consumer more than we put back in thr right way, NET NET allow the planet GAIA to gain, Why wouldnt we!!!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

‘Flying Carrot’ set for Formula 3 debut

Innovation never stops surprising us, especially when it comes in all flavours Carrot and Chocolate?!,s01=1.html

"The world’s “greenest racing car”, which features a steering wheel built from carrot fibres and runs on biodiesel made from chocolate waste,"

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Tesla Motors attains profitability milestone

Another milestone for my favorite car manufacturer.
Tesla Motors - Press Releases
Im proud to have tracked them through my blog journey of the past few years.
Keep it coming "Tesla" your doing the good mans name proud!!