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Articles by David Berlind
posted in August 2008
After a flawed experience with one of the first Windows Mobile-based Motorola Q's, Microsoft outfitted me with a Samsung SCH-i760 smartphone which, from an industrial design perspective, is one of the best designs for a smartphone I've ever experienced (more on that in a second). Unfortunately, integrating WinMobile 6.0's version of Outlook with Google Apps-based Gmail was so problematic that I gave up in favor of a company-furnished BlackBerry. Bla
My colleague Fritz Nelson is currently on American Airlines' Wi-Fi-equipped flight 34 from Los Angeles to JFK Airport in New York and he and I are video chatting via AOL Instant Messenger (screen shot below). I'm not sure what would happen if everyone on the flight did the same thing, but right now, there's pretty much no latency to the video.
Discussions regarding the success (or lack thereof) of Amazon's Kindle on blog and news sites has reached a fever pitch over the last couple of days. Most of the discussion feeds off an estimate from CitiGroup analyst M
Reinforcing the notion that August 2008 may be the month that the cloud went down, GMail (which had problems just last week) is apparently having problems again. Upon my attempt to send an email, the Gmail part of Google Apps responded with "Oops.... the system encountered a problem (#796)." Then, in the below sc
OK, my apologies. Last week, between parts of Google's Gmail and Google Apps services going down and Citrix's GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar experiencing failures as well, I wondered whether it was the week that the cloud went down. Apparently, the cloud is still sputtering this week, this time with the lights going out at LinkedIn.
The upside of being the 800-pound gorilla of cloud computing (Google) is that every time cloud computing gets good press, you get mentioned and you get a tad more traction and credit for being one of the "cloud computers." The downside is that when part of your cloud computer goes down like a part of Gmail and Google Apps did on Wednesday of this week (Aug. 6), everyone is quick to pile on. But Google wa
"Missed it by that much." That's probably what the lawyers at Dell are saying now that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office appears to be revisiting Dell's application for a trademark on the term "Cloud Computing." Had it been one of the poster children for cloud computing like salesforce.com, Google, RightNow, NetSuite, or eBay, the application might not have been so dubious. But a gear maker like Dell? According to Computerworld...
A heads up to all IT people (and users) regarding the downloading of Adobe's Flash Player (or, what users think might be Adobe's Flash Player). Adobe has issued a warning regarding comments being posted to social networking sites that contain hyperlinks to imposter updates for the company's popular Flash Player plug-in.
This week's big news that the YouTube folks at Google acquired Omnisio is a pleasant reminder that there's plenty of room for innovation in the Net video space. InformationWeek's parent company TechWeb runs a lot of events (Web 2.0, Interop, Enterprise 2.0, etc.) and when we first heard of the Omnisio buy, we gave it a look-see given two very event-relevant features: First, the ability