Andy Kaiser gives two thumbs up to new Motorola Droid | Digital Bits

October 31st, 2009

Andy Kaiser and I and a few more of us at i3 Business Solutions have been patiently waiting for the first smartphone based on the Google "Android" platform to hit the streets, and compete head-on with Apple's excellent iPhone.

Andy likes the iPhone. Andy really likes the new Droid from Motorola.

Six ways to make Web 2.0 work | McKinsey Quarterly

May 30th, 2009

Interesting stuff going on the the web world, and this summer promises a whole new round of innovation from startups to new releases from the big guys Google (see Wave) and Microsoft (see Bing)

The McKinsey report Six ways to make Web 2.0 work  excerpt here can help keep things in context.

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.

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.

Real-Time Events in Three Dimensions… at last? | MC Press Online

February 25th, 2008

Software That Depicts Real-Time Events in Three Dimensions May Offer Distinct Advantages |
MC Press Online

After years--decades!-- of fits and starts, the latest 3D technologies coming to market offer real promise for real-world applications. Look for more information at this blog in the coming months as we focus on 3D technologies for market leaders.

Microsoft Sees Olympic Gold and Silverlight

January 9th, 2008

Microsoft Sees Olympic Gold and Silverlight

We'll never have to suffer through another Bob Costas "human interest" story again!

"NBC will deliver NBCOlympics.com on MSN, and the video, more than 3,000 hours of free, live and on-demand content, will be powered by Silverlight, Microsoft's cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering high-quality video experiences on the Web.

NASA goes AJAX

December 3rd, 2007

NASA - NASA Launches New and Expanded Agency Web Site
NASA Launches New and Expanded Agency Web Site WASHINGTON - As the agency commemorates its 50th anniversary, NASA has launched "NASA.gov 5.0," the first major redesign of its primary Web site in more than four years.

AOL Launches BlueString multimedia app

September 17th, 2007

AOL Launches BlueString

Wow--
it's been awhile since I've thought about AOL, much less talked or wrote about them. Must be that, after the early days of online in the mid-90s, while suffering through AOL's dial-up services once too often, I developed a mental block.