Perestroika: The New Built Around The Old

I attended the Supernova confab Friday in Philadelphia. Diverse innovators, thinkers and practitioners from a wide range of industries convened to “explore the transformation of computing, communications, business, and society in the network age.” I dislike most conferences, but I really like Supernova and I try to attend every year and sometimes lead sessions.… Read the rest

My New HTC Evo Smartphone Is Victim Of Bloatware Innards

It’s been a love fest with my new HTC Evo. It’s still a love fest! However, Priya Ganapati at Wired correctly calls out the annoying bloatware that has crept into Android phones, including my Evo.

According to Wikipedia: Software bloat is a term used to describe the tendency of newer computer programs to have a larger installation footprint, or have many unnecessary features that are not used by end users, or just generally use more system resources than necessary, while offering little or no benefit to its users.… Read the rest

My New HTC Evo Smartphone

I just got an HTC Evo for my birthday and it is awesome. The phone has been reviewed widely, so I’ll sum it up via Engadget: its magnificent list of specs reads as though it was scribbled on a napkin after a merry band of gadget nerds got tipsy at the watering hole and started riffing about their idea of the ultimate mobile device.… Read the rest

When Your Mobile Carrier Treats You Like A Human Being

I’ve been with the same mobile carrier for 10 years. I almost left two years ago over a billing issue, but a special customer-service SWAT team swooped in and took things over. Since then, my family has enjoyed the benefits of a dedicated customer-service rep.… Read the rest

Inside the Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance

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Many of you (readers of my blog) work in the marketing and media business and are familiar with the Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance. For those of you who aren’t, Yahoo! and Microsoft Search created the Alliance to become a more meaningful competitor in search advertising to Google, the world’s most highly valued media company.… Read the rest