Google+ The World 2 Come: December 2005

Monday, December 26, 2005

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Audio of the Day: Webmaster Radio

"WebmasterRadio.FM is lifting the 'veiled curtain' called the Internet to bring the business community together through an interactive, Internet based radio network. WebmasterRadio.FM offers an all-star line up of radio shows hosted by the most respected names in the Internet business world. Here on WebmasterRadio.FM listeners can find programming with a vast appeal to anyone looking to be a part of a community destination and learn industry specific information from the most successful marketers and technology experts in the world."
Source: Webmaster Radio

See also:
Audio of the Day - The World 2 Come

Friday, December 23, 2005

My Predictions for 2006

Image: Athena - Wikipedia

What's next?

1. Videocasting
2. Vertical search (GYMAE, startups)
3. Pay-per-call (GYMAE, startups)
4. Booming online advertising, new forms
5. New mobile applications and services

6. Photo recognition technologies (Riya, MyHeritage)

Update 2:
GYMAE = Google, Yahoo, Microsoft,, Ebay

Update 3:
7. Podcasting is everywhere

My Predictions for 2006 - Jason Calacanis
Predictions for 2006 - Jon Udell
Predictions 2006 - John Battelle
My 2006 predictions - Greg Linden
The Deal Predictions For 2006 -

The Coming Year in Online Marketing - Clickz

Mobile life:
Predictions - MobHappy

Corante Network Thinks about 2006 - Corante Web Hub

Weblogs, Inc 2.0 - The Chris Pirillo Show

Monday, December 19, 2005

Image of the Day: Virgin Galactic

Keywords: Virgin Galactic

"By the end of the decade, Virgin Galactic - the most exciting development in the story of modern space history - is planning to make it possible for almost anyone to visit the final frontier at an affordable price."
Source: Virgin Galactic


Virgin Galactic -

Virgin Galactic Sets Deal With New Mexico Spaceport -

Virgin Galactic -
All Eyes On Branson -

Virgin Galactic to Build Space Port in New Mexico - Slashdot
Space Travel -

Rocket Man - Wired

Movie of the Week: "The Fountain" by Darren Aronofsky

Keywords: Darren Aronofsky, The Fountain

"Darren Aronofsky, the genius who brought us 'Pi' and 'Requiem for a Dream', has produced a movie called 'The Fountain', which may be one of the most epic and thought provoking movies since 'Space Odyssey 2001.' "

"Just exactly what this movie is about has been kept a big secret. All that we know really is what can be gleaned from the recently released teaser trailer – and it doesn't tell us much. What we know is that the movie, starring Hugh Jackman, will span a period of 1,000 years, has themes of Mayan Mysticism, the quest for eternal life, and undying love."

"The movie takes place in three periods. In the first period Jackman is a Spanish Conquistador on a quest, the second period takes place in the present, and the third period takes place on another planet in the future.

The movie is expected to be released sometime early in 2006."
Source: Event Horizon

"The Fountain" -

The Fountain - Apple - Trailers

Clint Mansell

See also:
Movie - The World 2 Come

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Book of the Week: The Literature Network

Image: Jules Verne - The Literature Network

Keywords: book, library

"Welcome to The Literature Network. We offer searchable online literature for the student, educator, or enthusiast. To find the work you're looking for start by looking through the author index. We currently have over 1200 full books and over 2000 short stories and poems by over 250 authors. Our quotations database has over 8500 quotes."
Source: The Literature Network

Literature: Classic -
Literally Blogging

Literature - MIT OCW

See also:
Book of the Week - The World 2 Come

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Advertising of the Day: "Talk to Chuck"

Keywords: Charles Schwab Corporation, stock broker

" 'So I was talking with my broker the other day—just the usual small talk, you know, how's the kids, how's the family, all that. And then it dawned on me: When you think about all the years I've been paying those big commissions on everything we bought and sold, were we really discussing my kids' future? Or his kids' future?' "
Source: Slate

Blogs: on Retail Financial Services Advertising - Daily Dose of Optimism

Charles Schwab gets animated, but so what? - AdJab
Talk to Chuck - AdJab

Charles Schwab -

Charles Schwab - Yahoo Finance
Schwab (SCH) - Seeking Alpha

Best Online Trading Web Sites -

Reboot - Wired
New Money - Wired
Charles Schwab - Fast Company

How Stocks and the Stock Market Work - Howstuffworks
Stocks -

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Photo of the Day: Asimo learns new tricks

Keywords: robot, ASIMO

"Serving refreshments is one of the new tasks Honda's cutting-edge robot, Asimo, has learned during the past year. The company demonstrated the robot's new skills in a video released on Dec. 13, 2005."
Source: CNET News

ASIMO - Honda Worldwide

Robotics - Slashdot

See also:
Video of the Day: Dancing Robots - The World 2 Come

Book of the Week: Steve Jurvetson's Bookshelf@Work

Keywords: Steve Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson:
"I found that I have blogged, directly or indirectly, about most of these books. From foreground/right to background/left:
Dawkins, Ridley, Nanotech, Lessig, Deutsch, Complexity and Emergence, New Humanists from, Redesigning Humans, Free Culture, Feynman, Molecular Electronics, Biohazard, Po Bronson and MacNiven cover Hotmail, Kurzweil, Biocosm, Scientist in the Crib, Code, Juan Enriquez, Genetic Programming, TED, On Intelligence & Mind Wide Open, Watson’s DNA, Gates, Wolfram and Williams’ thoughts on quantum computing, World Tech Summit, Accelerating Change Conference, and The Future of Life."
Source: Photos from jurvetson - Flickr

See also:
Book of the Week - The World 2 Come

Monday, December 12, 2005

Interview of the Day: 60 Seconds with Bill Joy

Image: CNET News

Bill Joy, venture capital, startup

"Sun cofounder and Silicon Valley bad boy Bill Joy on the future of startups and where he's placing his venture-capital bets."
Source: Fast Company
[via SiliconBeat]

Bill Joy - NerdTV

See also:
Venture capital - The World 2 Come
Entrepreneur - The World 2 Come

Thursday, December 08, 2005

My Dream Media Team

President: Richard Branson
CEO: John Battelle
COO: Jason Calacanis
CEB (chief executive blogger): Robert Scoble
CTO/CIO: Max Levchin
CSA (chief software architect): Mark Canter
Editor-in-chief: Chris Anderson
Chief customer representative: Craig Newmark
Pundit: Jeff Jarvis
Pundit: Susan Mernit
Pundit: Steve Gillmor
Pundit: Dana Blankenhorn
Editor: Dan Gillmor
Editor: Tom Foremski
Editor: John C. Dvorak
Analyst: Rafat Ali
Content development: Marshall Brain
Marketing: Seth Godin
PR: Steve Rubel
Business development: Michael Arrington
Search: Philipp Lenssen
Podcasting: Doug Kaye
Podcasting: John Furrier
Telecoms: Om Malik
Blogs: David Sifry
Europe: Loic Le Meur
China: Jack Ma
CSO: John Robb
VC: Fred Wilson
Mobile: Oliver Starr

Entrepreneur: Mena Trott
Editor: Rebecca MacKinnon
HR: Heather Hamilton
Fashion: Anina
Analyst: Staci D. Kramer
Gossip: Jessica Coen
Politics: Ana Marie Cox

Update 2:
Web 2.0: Richard MacManus
Legal department: Denise Howell
Photos: Caterina Fake
Video: Amanda Congdon
Reporter: Xeni Jardin
Geek: Gina Trapani
Zeitgeist: Anastasia Goodstein

Update 3:
Reporter: Kevin Sites

Update 4:
What's your dream media team, aka the make believe hiring list - Susan Mernit
If this Dream Media Team forms--it's Game Over for the rest - Silicon Valley Watcher
Nightmare Media Team - pc4media

Update 5:
Research: Mary Hodder

Update 6:
India: Rajesh Jain
Japan: Joi Ito
Russia: Anton Nossik

Update 7:
Inventor: Dave Winer

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Report of the Day: Rise Of A Powerhouse

Keywords: Eastern Europe

"How the young knowledge workers of Central Europe are pushing the region to a new level."
Source: Business Week

Europe News -

The european blogosphere - LoicLeMeur Wiki

Audio of the Day: Omid Kordestani at Web 2.0 2005

Image: Gen Kanai - Flickr

Google, Omid Kordestani

"In 1999 Omid Kordestani became the 'first guy with a suit' at Google. Since then it has been his job to lead the company's revenue generation efforts, which makes him a key source for insights into the Google business strategy. In conversation with John Battelle Kordestani considers where Google is going and what business it is really in.

Kordestani discusses the growth potential in Google's core advertising business and the extent to which the company now resembles the Microsoft of the 1990s. Finally, he addresses the issue of how a company of Google's size, hiring more than ten new people every day, can foster rather than crush innovation."
Source: IT Conversations

Titans Column: Omid Kordestani - John Battelle's Searchblog
Google -
GOOG - The Internet Stock Blog

Google - Slashdot
Google Finance and Business Operations - WebmasterWorld

The Google galaxy - At The Whiteboard - ZDNet

See also:
Audio of the Day: Sergey Brin at Web 2.0 2005 - The World 2 Come
Audio of the Day: Peter Norvig at ETech 2005 - - The World 2 Come
Google - The World 2 Come

How Google Got Going - Forbes
[via Junto Boyz]

Monday, December 05, 2005

Idea of the Week: Intellectual Ventures

Image: MSNBC

Keywords: Nathan Myhrvold, Intellectual Ventures

"Intellectual Ventures is an invention company. We conceive and patent our own inventions in-house through a world-renowned staff of internal and external scientists and engineers. We also acquire and license patented inventions from other inventors around the world. Our network of invention sources includes: large and small businesses, governments, academia, and individual inventors. These inventions span a diverse range of technologies including: software, semiconductors, wireless, consumer electronics, networking, lasers, biotechnology, and medical devices. Our current focus is on developing our invention portfolio. Over time, we intend to market our portfolio on a broad and non-exclusive basis through a variety of channels including spin-out companies."
Source: Intellectual Ventures

Patent Stalker -
Another Year, Another Patent Record - Paul Kedrosky

Patently-O: Patent Law Blog
Inventors -
The Invent Blog
I/P Updates
Right to Create
Patent Pending - Inventions and Technology Updates
Patent Prospector

Patent Law -

Patent Searching Database

Patents - Slashdot

How Patents Work - Howstuffworks
Inventor's Handbook
Patent - MIT OCW

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Photo of the Day: World War 2 Pictures In Color

Keywords: World War II, Viktor Suvorov

"For so many years, historians and casual observers alike have observed the events of World War II through faded black and white images. What most people do not know is the fact that quite a large portion of the WWII was shot using color film! However, it wasn't until recently that a lot of the photographs and motion picture footage was de-classified by the U.S. Government. We don't just have a collection of U.S. images, but we also have a diverse collection of German, Russian, Japanese, British and Italian photos."
Source: World War 2 Pictures In Color

World War II Buffs - Myspace

Thursday, December 01, 2005

7,000 Feeds

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