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I’ve been testing old world vs. new world lately in GPS watches vs. applications. It’s interesting to see the generation gaps. In short, the iPhone (mostly the iPhone and not Android because it was further ahead and simpler to code … Continue reading

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Review of the Wearable Technologies conference July 22/23 2013

(This post is uh 6 months late – an infinity in this market. I’m posting it anyway) The second ever Wearable Technologies Conference hosted and run by Wearable Technologies AG (link) from Germany, was held here in San Francisco July … Continue reading

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Fitness Device Comparison: Nike Fuel, Jawbone, Fitbit Flex, Basis B1, Fitbit Force, Misfit Shine, Polar Loop

(Revision 4 – Updated Jan 11 2014) There are hundreds of reviews out there on the current and upcoming fitness bands. I’ve destroyed and/or lost many of them and have a high bar for what they need to do to … Continue reading

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Boston trip photos

I had the opportunity to spend a month in Boston this spring and have to say that I was impressed  at how many photo opportunities there were. It’s a really pretty city.

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links for 2011-04-12

OpenStack is ready, but are you? Get some operational cloud mojo and get started! #OpenStack #CloudOps « Rob Hirschfeld's Blog So here in 2011, we have the same challenge with cloud. (The majority of) Dell’s customers do not know how … Continue reading

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links for 2011-03-21

Tata Communications Launches International Cloud Services in Singapore | Telecom Ramblings Newswire IDC forecasts that over the next five years, Asia Pacific spending on IT cloud services will grow fourfold, reaching USD$ 4.6 billion by 2014. Spend on cloud computing … Continue reading

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links for 2011-03-07

Bits or pieces?: Private vs Enterprise Clouds Do Enterprise Clouds have a future? Yes, but they'll ultimately tend towards niche (specific classes of SLAs, network speeds, security requirements etc). Their role is principally in mitigating disruption risks but the transitional … Continue reading

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links for 2011-03-03

Best Online Collaboration Tools 2011 Updated weekly – MindMeister Mind Map (tags: collacobration 2011) Deloitte Report: How Enterprise Collaboration Improves Business (tags: collaboration 2011)

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links for 2011-02-28

Telecommunication Companies: Can Telcos still innovate and be relevant? – Quora There are two dimensions to this. Structural i.e. do telcos have relevant assets that would enable them to capture value going forward? And then cultural – are telcos capable … Continue reading

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links for 2011-01-17

Coach Weber's USA Ultramarathon Calendar (tags: ultra calendar)

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links for 2010-12-30

Luxury Santa Fe Resort, Hotel Santa Fe – Encantado Resort and Spa (tags: hotels)

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links for 2010-12-28

Virtual desktop alternatives to Citrix and VMware (tags: vdi daas)

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links for 2010-12-05

How Green is Cloud Computing? – GreenMonk: the blog This is a graph of traffic to the website of the Australian Open tennis championship. As you can see, the traffic spikes in January every year and then all but disappears … Continue reading

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links for 2010-11-08

The Rise of the Gigabyte Phone: Tech News « According to London-based market research firm, Informa Research, an average smartphone (globally) consumes a mere 85 megabytes of data every month. Nearly 13 percent of world’s phones qualify as smartphones, and … Continue reading

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links for 2010-09-20

Verizon vs. Amazon in the Clouds — Seeking Alpha AWS’s claim to fame in the cloud computing arena has been the hyper-elasticity and minuscule price-points of its IaaS solutions, which are bolstered by a myriad of third-party tools vendors. These … Continue reading

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links for 2010-09-19

Differentiated Services from the Service Provider Cloud – SP360: Service Provider (tags: sp telco cloud cisco)

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links for 2010-09-16

Light Reading – Service Provider IT – The SPIT Manifesto – Telecom Report (tags: SPIT telco cloud) Light Reading Europe – IP & Convergence – SDPs Need a Revamp, Says Carrier – Telecom News Analysis Paulo Simões, TMN's head of … Continue reading

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links for 2010-09-15

Perspectives on Cloud Computing: What is Telecom’s Role? – Event Summary | Online Registration by Cvent Perspectives on Cloud Computing: What is Telecom’s Role? Wednesday, September 29th at 12:00 PM Everyone in the Telecom and IT industries seems to have … Continue reading

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links for 2010-09-14

What's next for OpenStack's cloud efforts | Software, Interrupted – CNET News (tags: openstack cloud open rackspace) HP Blogs – Networking and Cloud, the forgotten link – The HP Blog Hub I have just spent a week in Korea and … Continue reading

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links for 2010-09-05

HP Software Solutions Presentations Channel (tags: cloud hp) Citrix's Confusing Open Cloud Strategy | CloudAve (tags: citrix open cloud) Sam Johnston: Citrix OpenCloud™ is neither Open nor Cloud (tags: citrix cloud open) Light Reading – Service Provider IT – Verizon, … Continue reading

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links for 2010-09-04

CIO Committee Calls for Cloud | Telecom News Now – The JS&A Blog (tags: telco cio cloud)

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links for 2010-08-18

TM Forum and BT Unveil Catalyst Project to Address Cloud Computing Issues · Telecom Billing OSS News Review (tags: telco cloud) eComm2010: Emerging Communications Conference (tags: telco emerging communications)

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links for 2010-07-26

For Action-Sports Enthusiasts, There’s Tough Mudder’s Grueling Course – NYTimes.com (tags: awesome race)

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links for 2010-07-20

Service Provider Insider (tags: cloud excellent blog) Profiles: Cloud Enabling Solutions | IT Industry Analyst Firm, Neovise (tags: cloud partners)

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links for 2010-06-24

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy: The 10 Laws of Behavioral Cloudonomics Excellent post by Joe Weinman about the irrational and behavioural side of cloud purchasing. Just as applicable to Cleantech irrationality. (tags: Cloud behaviorj Cleantech)

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links for 2010-05-21

LEDs Poised to Outshine All Others in $4.4B Lighting Market | Buildings | GreenBiz.com A new study from Pike Research forecasts that LEDs will account for almost half of a $4.4 billion market for lamps in the commercial, industrial and … Continue reading

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links for 2010-05-20

EDF Climate Corps 2010: The Drive for Energy Efficiency Grows | Climate | GreenBiz.com But there’s one solution to the climate crisis that we don’t need to wait for — energy efficiency. The opportunity is enormous: A 2009 McKinsey report … Continue reading

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links for 2010-05-08

5 stages of xobni's growth and 5 pivots along the way (tags: leanstartup pivot casestudy)

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links for 2010-05-06

World's Greenest Homes: Hong Kong Space Saver COOL video of a 330 square foot Hong Kong apartment. (tags: apartment architecture awesome cool design green home smallhome smallhouse)

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links for 2010-05-04

U.S. Office Buildings Need to Get Smart, New Study Says | Buildings | GreenBiz.com In recent studies, Lux Research predicted that the green buildings market will grow from a current $144 billion to $277 billion in 2020, and the Continental … Continue reading

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