Monday, June 16, 2008

What a cool Idea: PlantSense
Just saw an article about this product that can be used to determine if a plant will survive in a location or not. Read more about it on their website!

The product is a small, oblong object that a gardener plunges about halfway into the soil. While the lower half gauges the quality of the soil, the upper portion gathers information on light, heat, weather patterns and other factors that spell life or death to a plant.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Samsung F480 Tocco - another iPhone challenger?
I think that, if the mobile device makers have their way, we will all soon be carrying touch devices a la iPhone. I am not sure if I am ready to give up the real keyboard on my blackberry for e-mail. I am convinced that I will again be moving to a 2-device scenario - which is where I was before I moved to the phone / e-mail blackberry 3 years ago!

Here is a review of the Samsung G480 Tocco! It does look great but can it compare with the ease of use of the iPhone?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ad Networks
Interesting article on The State of Ad Networks. It provides a good list of key Ad Networks and their reach.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

iPhone 3G competitors
For all the buzz iPhone has generated, it does have some very slick competitors in: Nokia N96, Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, HTC Touch Diamond and Samsung Omnia i900. Three of them run Windows Mobile while the Nokia runs Symbian. Here is an Infoworld Article that lists the key tech specs. I am planning to try the Sony and the Nokia.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

@ D6 Conference: Yahoo!
Jerry Yang and Sue Decker were obviously questioned for a long time about the Microsoft deal. The topic has been well covered in the media and we did not learn anything new. A few products thst sounded interesting:
Yahoo! wants to be where you start the day - the most strategically important Yahoo! products in that regard are: home page, mail, search and mobile.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky
Have worked my way though this very engaging book over the past couple of weeks. Here is how Clay describes his book on his blog:
Here Comes Everybody is about what happens when people are given the tools to do things together, without needing traditional organizational structures.
In a very well thought out and nicely presented work, Clay describes the evolution of personal (one to few and few to few) and broadcast (one to many) communications to the same platform - the web. He explains why, I, a blogger with an audience of hundreds and with an ability to respond to every interaction from my readers, am different from GigaOM and TechCrunch, modern day tech news publishers. The technology infrastructure for us to publish is, essentially, close to free and the audience geographically dispersed and infinitely scalable.