Place your television ads with Google TV Ads (!) | Inside AdWords : Google

May 1st, 2008

Inside AdWords: Place ads on television with Google TV Ads

Cool! But I think we'll start to see more YouTube-grade commercials on commercial TV from here on out.

On second thought: could they possibly be worse than our local auto dealer ads? ;^)

"We'd like to introduce Google TV Ads, a flexible, all-digital system for easily and efficiently buying more accountable and measurable TV advertising.

McKinsey surveys software landscape | Rough Type: Nicholas Carrs Blog

May 1st, 2008

Rough Type: Nicholas Carrs Blog: McKinsey surveys the new software landscape
Softwares new battle lines are now becoming visible, report the consultants: "These trends – the growing acceptance of SaaS and SaaS platforms – are likely to create a tremendous battle between the largest software vendors and the newer SaaS providers.

Cloud Control to Major Tom | ReadWriteWeb

April 18th, 2008

Google App Engine: Cloud Control to Major Tom - ReadWriteWeb

"Google has just launched Google App Engine, "a developer tool that enables you to run your web applications on Google's infrastructure." This will allow startups to use Google's web servers, APIs, and other developer tools to build a web app on top of.

Google mapping spec now an industry standard | CNET News.com

April 14th, 2008

Google mapping spec now an industry standard | Tech news blog - CNET News.com

""What OGC brings to the table is...everyone has confidence we won't take advantage of the format or change it in a way that will harm anyone," said Michael Weiss-Malik, Google's KML product manager.

A revolution is taking shape | FT.com

April 3rd, 2008

FT.com - A revolution is taking shape | Financial Times

Nicholas Carr's latest book 'The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google,' has some great insights into the shift toward a utility IT model, aka cloud computing.  For those not inclined to plough through the whole book, this short adaptation on the Finanical Times site gives anyone involved in the IT industry plenty of material to discuss and debate.

Head in the Clouds | CIO Insight

March 26th, 2008

The Forecast for Cloud Computing

A couple of good takeaways from a solid article:

"Like all technological advances, cloud computing isn’t without risk. For instance, there are security risks related to commingling your data with that of other companies.