July 2010 Archives
Thursday, 29th July 2010
Death threats aimed at Iranian atheist blogger, Fariboz Shamshiri. "One electronic threat was that someone would 'cut his throat.' In another message they wrote 'the death is coming to you soon soon.' He says he still doesn't know who send these messages (they're all anonymous), but he suspects -- based on past experience -- range from Basij…
Forget Technical Terms - Whoever Gets the Most Developers Wins...Period
In a recent survey by Evans Data, Google gets accolades for its public cloud. IBM gets top marks from developers for its private cloud. But what do developers want the most? They want the cloud to be simple to use. They want it to be as as easy to get your data in as easy it is to get the data out. And they want it to be secure. Evans Data…
Google Says It "Overestimated" Complete Block of Web Search in China [UPDATED]
A Google Web site that monitors access in China is reporting that Google Web search, which was fully or mostly accessible yesterday in mainland China is being completely blocked. But the company is now saying that service is fine. The company's stock had slipped nearly 2% in after-hours trading as of 6 p.m. EST.
The Truth About Legacy Technology
We labor under two major misperceptions about technology: Technology from one point in time is better than one further in the past and anything new displaces what came before. When we actively think about these ideas, we may dismiss them. But it's my contention that these are in fact our unconscious, default positions. (These notions would no doubt…
e-Reader Price War Could Slow - Sony Hints It Won't Play That Game
We posted yesterday about the price war that's currently raging between Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Sony, makers of some of the top-selling e-readers in the U.S. Today a public relations representative sent us a statement on behalf of Sony that suggests the company may be pulling out of the race to the bottom.