Google+ The World 2 Come: October 2005

Friday, October 28, 2005

Audio of the Day: Stanford on iTunes

Keywords: Stanford University, iTunes

"Stanford on iTunes provides university-related audio content via the iTunes Music Store, Apple’s popular music jukebox and online music store. Stanford on iTunes gives alumni and the general public free access to a wide range of Stanford-specific digital audio content."
Source: Stanford iTunes
[via Rodrigo A. Sepъlveda Schulz]

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

How Much Is My Blog Worth?

Dane Carlson:
"Inspired by Tristan Louis's research into the value of each link to Weblogs Inc, I've created this little applet using Technorati's API which computes and displays your blog's worth using the same link to dollar ratio as the AOL-Weblogs Inc deal."


"Your blog, divedi.blogspot.com, is worth $19,758.90."
Source: Business Opportunities Weblog

Blogs:
Technorati Weblog

Rumor of the Day: Google Base

Tom Oliveri, Product Marketing Manager at Google:
"You may have seen stories today reporting on a new product that we're testing, and speculating about our plans. Here's what's really going on. We are testing a new way for content owners to submit their content to Google, which we hope will complement existing methods such as our web crawl and Google Sitemaps. We think it's an exciting product, and we'll let you know when there's more news."
Source: Official Google Blog

Blogs:
More Google Base Screenshots - Google Blogoscoped
Google Base: It's An Early-Stage Test Project from Google - SEW Blog
John Battelle's Searchblog

Insight:
GoogleBase: Structured/Vertical/Domain Search Ain't The FreeWeb - John Battelle's Searchblog

Discuss:
Google Developing Database Service - Slashdot
Google Base, classified ads? - WebmasterWorld

Audio:
GoogleBasics - AttentionTech

Friday, October 21, 2005

Research of the Day: Morgan Stanley

Keywords: Morgan Stanley

Technology Research - Morgan Stanley
"Morgan Stanley's latest reports address the issues and opportunities that face our institutional clients today."
Source: Morgan Stanley

Blogs:
JupiterResearch Analyst Weblogs
Charlene Li's Blog
Internet Outsider

Audio:
JupiterResearch Conversations

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Blog of the Day: First Carnival of the Mobilists

Image: TEDBlog

"We're delighted to host this first edition of the Carnival of the Mobilists, which aims to showcase some of the best writing on the web about mobile."
Source: MobHappy

Monday, October 17, 2005

Huawei is the “Cisco of China”

Keywords: Huawei, China, Cisco

Steve Jurvetson reports:
"Huawei is the 'Cisco of China' and a whole lot more. The breadth of their product line across datacom, telecom and consumer electronics is breathtaking. Annual sales are about $10 billion and growing about 40%/year. It is a microcosm of the Chinese economic juggernaut.

At this R&D center in ShenZhen, they employ 30,000 R&D Engineers ( of which 6,000 are working on 3G wireless).

Engineering graduates are paid $6K per year. After ten years of service, they are raised to $15K/year.

Huawei is privately owned by its three founders."
Source: Flickr

Blogs:
China taking over data networking business? - TechnoFusion
The New (Telecom) World Order - Om Malik
Huawei takes over Europe - Om Malik

Blogs - China:
Huawei - China Net Investor

Finance:
Huawei - The China Stock Blog

Audio:
Radio Economics: Interview - Dr. FAN Gang - Beijing, China

Photos:
Headquarters - Huawei.com
Huawei - Flickr

See also:
China Blogs - The World 2 Come

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Movie of the Week: "The Optimists"

Keywords: Bulgaria, Jew, Holocaust

The Story of the Rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust

"Our documentary tells the dramatic story of how Bulgarian Christians and Muslims saved 50,000 Jews from the Holocaust. Few people know this rescue story. But that is about to change.

The time was 1943. The place: Bulgaria, a supposedly obscure, backward country in Eastern Europe. But it proved to be among the most civilized of nations. Fifty thousand Jews lived in Bulgaria before and after World War II. Fifty thousand didn't die even though the Nazis had begun to set in motion the trains that were to take the Bulgarian Jews to their deaths.

The Jews of Bulgaria lived because Bulgarian Christians and Muslims found ways to protect them. Individuals and organizations made a difference. Ordinary people stood up for their Jewish friends and neighbors. The Church, certain Bulgarian Parliament members, lawyers, writers, trade unions, professional guilds, and people from all walks of life helped defeat the Nazis' plans for mass deportations.

And this despite the efforts of the Bulgarian government to meet Nazi demands for quotas, i.e., to hand over thousands of Jews for transport to concentration camps.

The Optimists explores how different ethnic and religious groups stood by each other in Bulgaria even during the Holocaust. It is directed by award-winning filmmaker Jacky Comforty, whose family was among those rescued and who was determined to tell this story on film.

Bulgaria's experience offers valuable insight into how we can mobilize to protect human rights and civil rights now. This is a story that must be told. The Optimists tells it."
Source: The Optimists

Blogs:
Veni and his movie - Joi Ito's Web
Lawrence Lessig

Friday, October 14, 2005

The Broadband Around The Planet Project

Keywords: broadband

Om Malik writes:
"We are building a 'broadband profile' of the planet. What I would like to do is find contributors who are kind enough to write 250 words about the broadband situation in their country. In addition, I would love to get a list of:

1. Key Broadband Players
2. Main Access Technologies, like cable, or DSL
3. The price of bandwidth per megabit
4. Average Speeds available to consumers.
5. Anything else including links to some of the better blog posts about the 'broadband situation' in that country."
Source: Broadband Wiki

News:
broadbandreports.com

Media:
Broadband - PaidContent.org

Europe:
Internet Access - Digital Media Europe

Asia:
Internet Access - Digital Media Asia
Broadband in India

Blogs:
Broadband Future

Finance:
Broadband - The Internet Stock Blog

Research:
Broadband - JupiterResearch Analyst Weblogs
Broadband - IT Facts

Veselin Topalov is World Chess Champion!

Keywords: chess, Veselin Topalov, World Chess Championship

"The Bulgarian Veselin Topalov (30) became World Champion on chess. The citizen of the city of Rousse ended even against Rustam Kasimdzhanov (Uzbekistan) and dethroned him at the world top.
The Bulgarian Topalov has started the play against the ex world champion very easy but suddenly made some brilliant moves that let him attack. Kasimdzhanov evaded the defeat at the 42nd move and the two players agreed to end even but that has brought the title for Topalov."
Source: Focus News

Blogs:
Topalov FIDE Champion! - The Daily Dirt Chess Blog

Photos:
Veselin Topalov is World Champion - ChessBase.com

Opinion:
"The World Chess Championship, San Luis, Argentina: what an event! The daily hecatombs of pieces and pawns have produced the most thrilling chess spectacle of recent decades. It is a pity there are so few visitors to the hall to witness the bloodbath. Never mind: the servers that carry the moves live around the globe are breaking all audience records.

One man, Bulgaria's Veselin Topalov, has given an exhibition of such virtuosity that it looks doubtful, at the halfway stage, that he can be stopped. The comparisons are not with Garry Kasparov - merely the greatest chess player ever - but with Bobby Fischer, the only modern giant capable of such thorough annihilation."
Source: Guardian

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Audio of the Day: We Media

"We Media fosters collaboration through conversations, connections and shared knowledge. We’ve organized conversations with individuals and organizations who are using the Internet as a collective force of unprecedented power. We’ve created a setting for you to talk to them and to each other – a day for learning, and sharing, ideas and opportunities.

No ordinary conference, We Media is about how we create a better-informed society by collaborating with each other."
Source: The Media Center
[via Blogebrity: The Blog]

Blogs:
PaidContent.org: October 05, 2005 Archives

See also:
Audio of the Day: Advertising Week 2005 - The World 2 Come

Design of the Day: Nokia Concept Lounge

Image: Phonemag

Keywords: Nokia, Vodafone, NTT DoCoMo

Nokia Concept Lounge
Link

Blogs:
Phonemag
textually.org


Research:
The connected lifestyle - Nokia
Vodafone Group Research and Development
NTT DoCoMo

Future:
The Conversational User Interface (Linguistic User Interface) - Acceleration Watch
Progress in Search: A Conversational User Interface (CUI) by 2015? - Future Salon

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Video of the Day: "Serenity"

Keywords: Serenity

Vividas Streaming Page
Link

Discuss:
Watch the First 9 Minutes of Serenity - Slashdot

See also:
Serenity - Google Search
Serenity - Yahoo Movies
Serenity - IMDB

Event of the Week: DARPA Grand Challenge 2005

Keywords: DARPA, 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge

DARPA Grand Challenge 2005
Link

News:
DARPA Grand Challenge - Google News
DARPA Grand Challenge - Topix.net

Discuss:
DARPA Grand Challenge 2005 - Slashdot

Speculation:
Robotic Nation - Marshall Brain

Update:
Three robotic vehicles finish $2 million Mojave Desert race - San Francisco Chronicle

Update 2:
Stanford Beats Odds, Wins Robo-Race - Defense Tech
DARPA Grand Challenge Update - We have a winner! - Engadget

See also:
The Pentagon's Robotic Army - The World 2 Come

Cliche of the Week: Web 2.0

Keywords: Web 2.0

Web 2.0 Conference 2005
Link


Insight:

Web 2.0 != a check - The Post Money Value

Blogs:
Web 2.0 Conference Post Round-up - Read/Write Web

Photos:
Web 2.0 Conference 2005 - Flickr

Audio:
Beta Broadcast 004: Web 2.0 Day One - O'Reilly Network
Connecting the Dots *Web 2.0* podcast for October 9, 2005

See also:
My Favourite Applications and Web Services - The World 2 Come

Friday, October 07, 2005

Insta Blogs Network

"New blogging network Instablogs has launched with 46 blogs, although many without content, and several hours late."
Source: The Blog Herald

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Google + Sun = The Network is the Computer

Image: Grooan

Keywords: Google, Sun Microsystems

Sun and Google News Conference
"Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems Chairman and CEO and Dr. Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO discuss a new collaborative effort between the two companies."
Link

Blogs:
Putting the Sun/Google Partnership in Context - Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog

Reviews:
Google and Sun Announce Relationship - SEW Blog

Finance:

Early Reaction to Google-Sun Announcement (GOOG) - The Internet Stock Blog

Discuss:
Google & Sun Planning Web Office - Slashdot
Google Office - WebmasterWorld

Insight:
Sparc-ing the Google Machine - SiliconValleyWatcher.com

Audio:
Daily SearchCast, Oct. 5, 2005 - SEW Blog

My comment:
How is Google supposed to compete with Microsoft? What is the solution? The new mantra at Google is partnerships, partnerships, partnerships...What’s the big deal? Google and Sun work together. Officially. Microsoft is the target. Period.

Scott McNealy:
“We are going after revenue, growth, profits, customers…We are going after the community…”

"Google should and will diversify its revenue model. They remember Netscape's doom and won't repeat the same mistake. The advertising model won't be enough in the future."
Google Broadband - 2 - The World 2 Come

Monday, October 03, 2005

Technorati Blog Tracker

Keywords: Technorati

"I was going through my list of recent referring links and came across tbt.technorati.com/report/438. I was curious about this so I went to the URL, only to be redirected to a login page. Does anyone know what this Blog Tracker, Powered By Technorati is? I spent a few minutes on Google, but I didn’t see any references to this service."
Source: Joseph Scott's Blog
[via Data Mining]

Blogs:
Technorati Weblog
Sifry's Alerts