Category Archives: Internet

Crowdsourcing the crystal bowl: what big news in the Seattle IT industry?

I do not have a crystal bowl, right? So it is fun to see when other smart guys meet and read theirs, at least from a statistical perspective something they say will come true! Read this article about the last … Continue reading

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Why Windows Phone 7 is indeed an early entrant to the smartphone wars (?!)

Read Harry McCracken: “Steve Ballmer may or may not be right about Windows Phone 7, but he’s right about smartphones–and he’s definitely not deranged.” PS Harry elaborates better than this only comment! Of course it is true that only between … Continue reading

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Strategic questions to Microsoft

Or – the Microsoft shareholders meeting in Bellevue, how it was, what were the questions asked and how the answers addressed them… There was a number of issues that deserve a lifetime each (is the cloud the right strategic bet … Continue reading

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Why “gamization” is relevant to your business

Gamization is one of the “must do” trends in internet & apps market – add a “social gaming UI” to entice users to use your app, entertain them as you address them. The new research from Flurry now says that … Continue reading

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Cloud economics

If you still debate if the “Cloud” is coming, or if it makes economic sense for you, you may look at the new whitepaper that Microsoft has published with its own results: Our analysis uncovers economies of scale for cloud … Continue reading

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Smart IT companies pay very low taxes…. a location-based competitive advantage

“Two thousand U.S. companies paid a median effective cash rate of 28.3 percent in federal, state and foreign income taxes in a 2005 study by academics at the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina. The combined national-local … Continue reading

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We now have Super Angels too, LOL

It is very interesting to read we have a new category of funds available for investors, from the so-called “super angels”. I believe this not only offers a new opportunity for entrepreneurs, but that they really address a space which … Continue reading

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Zynga comes to Seattle

The Pacific NorthWest is a good hotbed for tech companies; and this week Zynga  posted job openings for Web engineers in Seattle, signifying that the social games company is expanding to the Northwest, already a hotbed of game design. In … Continue reading

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Check out the GPI trends…

Wow, Google “top economist” is making a big news splash today with the announcement of their GPL – Google Price Index” (see CNBC, Orbit, or tens of different opinion sites).  One reason being that it’s different than current inflation indexes, … Continue reading

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Really?

Yup, I like the concept that a phone is about communications. And I may like that a phone blends into your life, as per the “really” WindowsPhone7 ad on air now. Still I know folks (yeah, quite a bunch!) that … Continue reading

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