Monthly Archives: July 2012

18th Jul, 2012

HP jumping on "that cloud thing that everyone is talking about"

By | July 18th, 2012|Tech|3 Comments

The Onion strikes again. Much love to Dave Thackeray for passing this along. Made my day. Sort of.

4th Jul, 2012

Don't know if Apple will make a 7-inch tablet, but they should

By | July 4th, 2012|Tech|19 Comments

I know the Great Man Himself once said that the iPad was the perfect size and that 7-inch tablets were “tweeners” (too big to be a phone, too small to be a tablet) and thus would be “DOA.”

But I’ve been using the Google Nexus 7 for a few days and it has already become my go-to device. It’s small enough to toss in a bag, and small enough that you can sit with it in a cafe and not have […]

3rd Jul, 2012

Bluefin Labs mixes science and media, and what they're doing will blow your mind

By | July 3rd, 2012|Tech|6 Comments

I just had coffee with Tom Thai, who runs marketing at Bluefin Labs, which is one of the most exciting companies I’ve come across in a long time. Bluefin sells a social TV analytics service that tracks what people are saying on Facebook, Twitter and other social sites about the shows and commercials they see on TV.

It’s extraordinarily powerful stuff and it’s catching on like crazy. Bluefin is still a pretty young company — its first product was launched […]

1st Jul, 2012

The changing (not for the better) values of Silicon Valley

By | July 1st, 2012|Tech|2 Comments

Venture capitalist and longtime Valley guy Bill Davidow pens a thoughtful piece in the Atlantic about how values have declined in tech since the days of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. In a nutshell: In the old days the emphasis was on helping customers; today it’s on exploiting them. Google, Facebook and Zynga get zinged. Not that they care.