Posts filed under “Technology”

You’ve Been Binged

Alt headline: WTF Is This Bing Icon Doing on My BlackBerry ?

I haven’t seen much on this anywhere in the media: Most of my office suddenly noticed today that these damn Bing icons things on their BlackBerrys. And, you cannot delete the sticky little buggers (but you can hide it). If you want to use Google, there is no longer any app for that — you have to go to

Apparently, this began getting rolled out back in November. It seemed to have gone wide recently.

I am totally offended by the latest stupidity of Verizon: I’m not sure who to be more upset at: Microsoft, for wanting to hijack my mobile device, or Verizon, for giving them permission. I used to think Mister Softee epitomized evil, but it now looks like they have a little buddy.

And in true Microsoft fashion, a spate of problems have come along with this new Icon. Are they related? I don’t know, but it sure as hell wouldn’t surprise me.

Time to go open source — this could be the greatest thing for competitors to these two behemoths ever . . .


You can file an FCC complaint here

Category: Technology, Web/Tech

How Google Can Better Fulfill “Don’t Be Evil”

I’m a longtime fanboy of Google, an early beta tester of their search product, and one of the few on Wall Street who was allowed to speak about their IPO, as my firm was not an underwriter (I said it was “well worth buying at the IPO price”). Color me unimpressed with their latest variant…Read More

Category: Intellectual Property, Technology, Weblogs

Microsoft the Innovator to Open Retail Store

How much more can anyone say about this? Microsoft Retail Stores They ARE innovators! > Previously: Microsoft the Innovator (part II) (November 2005)

Category: Retail, Technology, Venture Capital

Microsoft’s grinning robots vs the Brotherhood of the Mac

I am a Mac guy, and even I found this terribly amusing: “I know Windows is awful. Everyone knows Windows is awful. Windows is like the faint smell of piss in a subway: it’s there, and there’s nothing you can do about it. OK, OK: I know other operating systems are available. But their advocates…Read More

Category: Technology

Honda’s U3-X Unicycle

Looks like a single wheel segway: Honda has developed a new personal mobility technology, U3-X. It is a compact experimental device that fits comfortably between the riders legs, to provide free movement in all directions just as in human walking forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally. Honda will continue research and development of the device including…Read More

Category: Technology, Weekend

StockTwits and the Power of Social Leverage

“The Human Ticker”


“The Human Ticker”: StockTwits and the Power of Social Leverage
Aaron Task
Aug 26, 2009 04:13pm”The-Human-Ticker”-StockTwits-and-the-Power-of-Social-Leverage

Category: Finance, Technology, Video

What’s New?

Its not that often that I go to, see or hear about a fascinating new technology or business model. Today was one of those days. What have you seen recently that was ground-breaking, game-changing, so out right brand effen fresh that it turned your world upside down? Any new technology will do!

Category: Technology

Summer Vail is Lovely

I am at the Pacific Crest technology conference in Vail — which is delightful in the Summer. Very interesting group of people — small and large Tech firms, hedge funds, private investors, VCs. I am the noon Keynote Presentation. My take is that while the Recession has impacted their business, it is nothing like what…Read More

Category: Technology, Valuation

Sam Altman, Founder and CEO of Loopt

Category: Technology, Video

Do Not Fear New Technology Joe Kernen

Hey Joe, Over the past few days, you have taken a number of shots at the blogging community. You seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding of what this new media and blogging is all about. Allow me to briefly educate you. This *all around you here* is merely a medium of communication. It allows a…Read More

Category: Technology, Television, Weblogs