Posts filed under “Technology”

Wired Disruptive By Design Conference

I was at a Wired conference (Disruptive By Design Conference) all day today. Really a fantastic event — I go to plenty of boring conferences, but this one really rocked.

Terrific line up of speakers: Elon Musk, Shai Agassi, Amazon’s  Jeff Bezos, GE’s Jeff Immelt, and Vivek Kundra, the new CIO of the US — be sure to check out Data.gov.

And the audience was just as impressive. I am sitting watching Bezos, when this women sits down next to me — Martha Stuart! During a break, Tim O’Reilly comes over an introduces himself (THAT Tim O’Reilly). At the cocktail hour, I discuss FusionIQ with Google’s CIO. It was total madness.

All told, a fascinating day. If you ever get an invite to any event they host, it is a must attend. They put on quite the show . . .


Category: Technology, Web/Tech

Googlenomics Explained

Terrific article in this month’s Wired on Google’s secret sauce. “The microeconomics of Google is more complicated. Selling ads doesn’t generate only profits; it also generates torrents of data about users’ tastes and habits, data that Google then sifts and processes in order to predict future consumer behavior, find ways to improve its products, and…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Technology, Web/Tech

Technology & Finance Bubble Aftermaths

Another pair of charts courtesy of the terrific Ron Griess of The Chart Store. The first looks at the 2000 bubble in Technology, and how stocks behaved after that crash. The second is a look at a similar boom and bust — the financial sector bubble and collapse. The technology boom was actually bigger than…Read More

Category: Finance, Markets, Technical Analysis, Technology

Which Mac Laptop ?

I am in the market for a new laptop — the wife’s old G4 iBook just won’t cut it (damned spinning beach ball!). Last week, we hit an Apple store, all set to buy a MacBook Pro — when they all but talked us out of it. Any ideas or suggestions? I don’t mind my…Read More

Category: Technology

Tech Investor News

Nice new aggregator for Technology company: techinvestornews.com. > click for site

Category: Financial Press, Technology, Web/Tech

iPhone Art

This month’s New Yorker cover, “painted” on an iPhone: via NYT > Source: New Yorker Cover Art, Painted With an iPhone   STEPHANIE CLIFFORD NYT, May 24, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/25/business/media/25yorker.html

Category: Technology, Weekend

Death of a Radio Giant; Fear of Technology

Two fascinating entertainment stories caught my eye today — if you have any interest in Entertainment, Technology or Digital Media, then go these out: • Clear Channel Communication is teetering: “Clear Channel, the nation’s largest radio station operator and an outdoor billboard company, last year became the biggest leveraged buyout ever in the media business,…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Music, Technology

Waves and Tides Next Frontier for Energy Exploration

Several companies are developing technologies that aim to generate energy from ocean waves. (Pretty cool looking)

4/23/2009

Category: Energy, Technology, Video

Cool Tool: Google Public Data Search

I came across this very cool tool (hat tip: Flowing Data) that allows you to sift through public data easily. > > As an example, see what you can do with Unemployment rate throughout the US, broken down into fine granularity by county. The specifics of this particular search matter less than the thought of…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Markets, Technology, Web/Tech

Glitch Repairs

This should be the last of it! The upgrade to WP2.7 seems to have caused a few problems, and they are now (mostly) resolved. The following glitches have been repaired: MacroNotes –  is working!  Look for automatic updates throughout the day. Email This — has returned. « Older Entries — is functioning again Anything else…Read More

Category: Technology, Weblogs