Saturday, August 28, 2010

Square: The Perfect Solution For Tricky Drug And Prostitution Transactions?

Square: The Perfect Solution For Tricky Drug And Prostitution Transactions?

Fantastic innovation and really great marketing!!

Square .. remember that name

Again on Allen's move ...

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Devin Coldewey summarizes in this blog entry most of the objections to Paul Allen's move against Facebook, Google and co.

Google, Facebook To Microsoft’s Paul Allen: Your Argument Is Invalid

Google, Facebook To Microsoft’s Paul Allen: Your Argument Is Invalid

The most dangerous effect of patent trolls is coming out: a retired ex-Microsoft executive threatens all the most important internet firms by making use of software patents.

It would be interesting what the USPTO (the USA Patent Office) management thinks of this.

It's also unclear why Allen is doing this: is why Microsoft is struggling to maintain its competitive position now that cloud apps and mobile technologies have eroded its market?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Multitasking, divertente e faticoso

Multitasking, divertente e faticoso

Come ci fa notare questo articolo di Wired.it, e' sempre più difficile ritagliare tempo di qualità per riflettere e avere dei "momenti creativi" che, secondo me, ci permettono di avere nuove idee o di razionalizzare meglio delle conoscenze che altrimenti riscieremmo di non contestualizzare e dunque di non apprendere.

Il nostro futuro si gioca sulla scelta "passeggiata ricreativa per riflettere" e "multitasking tra applicazioni dello smartphone": aver già preso coscienza che quest'ultimo può essere fonte di problemi mi sembra già un risultato.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex | Video on TED.com

Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex | Video on TED.com

Very interesting speech on the concept that "exchange" allows ideas to have the same effect of sex on the progress of human being.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Information technology in transition: The end of Wintel | The Economist

Information technology in transition: The end of Wintel | The Economist

The era of Microsoft-Intel war is over - says this Economist's article. New companies will battle for IT dominance.

It's strange to see consumer-focused companies (such as Apple and Google) listed head-to-head with companies that serve business-to-business markets (such as IBM or Oracle).