Google+ The World 2 Come: September 2006

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Company of the Week: IBM

"International Business Machines Corporation (IBM, or, colloquially, Big Blue; NYSE: IBM) is a multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA. The company is one of the few information technology companies with a continuous history dating back to the 19th century; it was founded in 1888 and incorporated (as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (C-T-R)) on June 15, 1911, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1916. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware, software, infrastructure services, hosting services, and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. With almost 330,000 employees worldwide and revenues of $US91 billion annually (figures from 2005), IBM is the largest information technology company in the world, and holds more patents than any other technology company."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:


IBM developerWorks: Blogs
Irving Wladawsky-Berger
IBM Watch - eWEEK

IBM - SeekingAlpha

IBM - EarningsCast


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Video of the Day: UC Berkeley on Google Video

Keywords: University of California, Berkeley

"The University of California, Berkeley is the preeminent public research and teaching institution in the nation . From classic literature to emerging technologies, the curricula of our 130 academic departments span the wide world of thought and knowledge. Supported by the people of California, the university has embraced public service as an essential part of its mission since 1868. The content on this page —drawn from campus seminars, courses and events—is just one part of UC Berkeley's commitment to the broadest possible dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of our state, the nation and the world."
Source: Google Video
[via Techmeme]

See also:
Audio of the Day: UC Berkeley Courses & Events Live and On-demand - The World 2 Come

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Person of the Day: Dmitri Shostakovich

"Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich (September 25 [O.S. September 12] 1906–August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period. He had a complex relationship with the Soviet government, suffering two official denunciations of his music in 1936 and 1948 and the periodic banning of his work. At the same time, he remained the most popular Soviet composer of his generation and received a number of accolades and state awards, and served in the Supreme Soviet.

After an initial avant-garde period, Shostakovich wrote primarily in the romantic idiom, drawing heavily on the influence of Mahler. However, he combined this with atonality and on occasion tone rows. His music frequently includes sharp contrasts and elements of the grotesque. His greatest works are generally considered to be his symphonies and string quartets, fifteen of each; other works include operas, six concertos and a substantial quantity of film music."
Source: Wikipedia

Shostakovich - Google Video
Shostakovich - YouTube

Shostakovich - Flickr

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Company of the Week: Adobe Systems

"Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) (LSE: ABS) is an American computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California, United States that was founded in December 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke. They founded Adobe after leaving Xerox PARC in order to further develop and commercialize the PostScript page description language. Adobe played a significant role in sparking the desktop publishing revolution when Apple Computer licensed PostScript for use in the LaserWriter printer product line in 1985. The company name Adobe comes from the Adobe Creek, which ran behind the house of one of the company's founders.

Adobe acquired its former competitor, Macromedia, in December 2005."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:

Adobe Systems -

ADBE - SeekingAlpha

Adobe Blogs
Acrobat User Community Blogs
Adobe - Scoble

Adobe Systems Incorporated -
ADBE - EarningsCast


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

Monday, September 18, 2006

Blog of the Day: Anousheh Ansari Space Blog

Keywords: Anousheh Ansari

"Anousheh Ansari Space Blog was made by friends at the X PRIZE Foundation to support Anousheh in her wish to inspire others with her historic spaceflight — the first woman to buy her own ticket to space.

So far as we know, Anousheh will also be the first person ever to Blog From Space!"
Source: Anousheh Ansari Space Blog

Anousheh Ansari - Photo Gallery
Space Explorer - Flickr

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Company of the Week: Google

"Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG and LSE: GGEA) is an American public corporation, first incorporated as a privately held corporation on 7 September 1998, that designed and manages the Internet's most used search engine. The company has approximately 8,000 employees and is based in Mountain View, California."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:

Google -

Official Google Blog
Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO
Google Blogoscoped
John Battelle's Searchblog
Search Engine Watch Blog

GOOG - SeekingAlpha
GOOG - Blogging Stocks


Google - IT Conversations
Google -
GOOG - EarningsCast
Daily SearchCast

From the Googleplex - Google Video

Google - Flickr

See also:
Google - The World 2 Come

Friday, September 15, 2006

Video of the Day: Our Lives, Our Facebooks

Keywords: Facebook

Image: Flickr

"Students at a large number of American colleges and universities have come to rely on The Facebook ( as a vital supplement to their social lives. A social connector website, Facebook serves the information needs of students who have perpetually in-flux social networks. As a result, frequency and penetration of student use is remarkable. In this presentation, a longitudinal analysis of Facebook use by freshmen at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be presented. Use patterns will be analyzed, with a special concentration on factors that contributed to the product's success."
Source: Google Video

Facebook -

Facebook Blog - Facebook
Inside Facebook
The Facebook Book
Facebook -
Facebook Watch
Facebook Talk
Ban Facebook
Facebook Paul


Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of TheFacebook and Jim Breyer, Accel Managing Partner - Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

Facebook - Flickr

Facebook - Google Video
Facebook - YouTube
10,000 Companies Use Facebook, Co-Founder Tells Beet.TV - Beet.TV
Facebook opens up - Bambi Francisco

Kids In Facebook and Myspace - Myspace

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Crime of the Day: Canada's Seal Hunt

Keywords: seal hunting

"Canada’s commercial seal hunt is the only legal and government-sanctioned hunt in Canada that allows hunters to exclusively target baby animals – the overwhelming majority between 2 and 12 weeks old."
[via Grigor Gatchev]

Where did this evil come from? Shame on you, Canada!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Company of the Week:

Keywords: Jeff Bezos

" (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American electronic commerce company based in Seattle, Washington. It was one of the first major companies to sell goods over the Internet and was one of the iconic stocks of the late 1990s dot-com bubble. After the bubble burst Amazon faced skepticism about its business model, but it made its first annual profit in 2003. Amazon also owns Alexa Internet,, and the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:

News: -

AMZN - SeekingAlpha
AMZN - Blogging Stocks

Amazon Web Services Blog - shmula -

Amazon Wire
Jeff Bezos - IT Conversations
Werner Vogels - IT Conversations
AMZN - EarningsCast

Bookmarks: -

Photos: - Flickr

Friday, September 08, 2006

Bulgaria: Tablet May Have Oldest Writings

Keywords: writing, prehistory, archaeology

"An almost 7,000-year old stone tablet found in Bulgaria bears carvings that might turn out to be one of the world's oldest inscriptions, a prominent Bulgarian archaeologist said. 'These signs are unique and apparently bear a meaning,' Nikolai Ovcharov told a press conference. Ovcharov said he had received the tablet from a private collector who had unearthed it 20 years ago."

Archaeology -
Anthropology -

Discover Ancient Bulgaria
Archaeology in Europe
Archaeology -

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Person of the Day: Dave Winer

"Dave Winer (b. May 2, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA) is a software developer who created or was a lead contributor to several of the most popular XML dialects and APIs related to web publishing: RSS 2.0, XML-RPC, OPML, and the MetaWeblog API. He is also the author of Scripting News, one of the first weblogs."
Source: Wikipedia

Scripting News

Dave Winer - AfterTV

Dave Winer - IT Conversations

Who is Dave Winer? - Google Video

Download the Dave Winer "Bastards of the Blogs" card - Those Bastards!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Question of the Day: Is Greed Good?

Keywords: greed, Wall Street (film)

"The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed -- for lack of a better word -- is good.

Greed is right.

Greed works.

Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.

Greed, in all of its forms -- greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge -- has marked the upward surge of mankind.

And greed -- you mark my words -- will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA."
Source: American Rhetoric

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Audio of the Day: American Rhetoric

Keywords: rhetoric, history of the United States

"Index to and growing database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two."
Source: American Rhetoric

You could listen to:
- John F. Kennedy
- Bill Clinton
- Martin Luther King
- Ronald Reagan
- Jimmy Carter
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
- Steve Jobs

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

Monday, September 04, 2006

Blogs on Homeland Security and Terrorism Issues

Keywords: terrorism, homeland security

Some interesting blogs on homeland security and terrorism issues:


Global Guerrillas

Homeland Security Watch

W. David Stephenson blogs on homeland security et al.

Counterterrorism Blog

Thomas P.M. Barnett

John Robb's Weblog

Sic Semper Tyrannis 2006

Schneier on Security


Marketing Podcasts

For Immediate Release Podcast

Across the Sound New Marketing Podcast

The Advertising Show



The Innovative Marketer

SES 2006 - The Chris Pirillo Show

On the Record...Online

Inside PR

Oneupweb's Weekly Podcast — Straight Up Search™

Marketing - IT Conversations

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Web 2.0 "Masterpieces"


1999: eyeballs, eyeballs, eyeballs…

More “masterpieces”:
- create AJAX-enabled podcasts
- incentivize blogging network effects
- integrate user-centred ad delivery
- undefined citizen-media widgets
- integrate rich-client tagclouds
- post Cluetrain synergies
- share standards-compliant folksonomies
- beta-test A-list life-hacks
- remix data-driven web services
- post blogging blogospheres
Source: - The Web 2.0 Bullshit Generator

Stop this madness! Solve real problems! There are lots of them… Create useful services!

See also:
Web Economy Bullshit Generator

Getting outside the frothy bubble - Robert Scoble
An interview with investor Paul Graham of Y Combinator - Techcrunch
Ycombinator says Yprofit? - Dead2.0
Eight Traps of Disruptors - Michael Urlocker Examines Disruption and Disruptive Processes
Comic Strip Blogger

Friday, September 01, 2006

Company of the Week: Apple Computer

Keywords: Steve Jobs

"Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL, LSE: ACP) is an American computer technology corporation with worldwide annual sales in its fiscal year 2005 (ending 24 September 2005) of US$ 13.9 billion and 14,800 employees in several countries. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Apple develops, sells, and supports a series of personal computers, portable media players, computer software, and computer hardware accessories. The company's most well known products include the Macintosh line of personal computers, the Mac OS X operating system, the iPod portable music player, and the iTunes media player. Apple operates retail stores in the United States, Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The stores carry most of Apple's products as well as many third-party products and offer on-site support and repair for Apple hardware and software.

For a variety of reasons, ranging from its philosophy of comprehensive aesthetic design to its countercultural, even indie roots as a company that differentiates itself from the rest of the industry by 'thinking different,' Apple has cultivated a customer base unusually devoted to the company and its brand. This so-called Cult of Mac is as cherished by longtime Apple customers as it is inexplicable to outsiders."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:

Apple Computer -

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
The Apple Core -
The Cult of Mac Blog
Apple -

AAPl - SeekingAlpha
AAPL - Blogging Stocks

Apple Voices -
AAPL - EarningsCast
Apple News Log

Apple Computer - Flickr
Steve Jobs - Flickr

Apple Computer - Google Video
Apple Computer - YouTube

Mac Geeks - Myspace
Mac OS X -


See also:
Steve Jobs - The World 2 Come

My Dream Media Team - 2

Image: Real Madrid - Wikipedia

I think Michael Arrington, Om Malik, Matt Marshall, Rafat Ali, Tom Foremski, John Furrier, Robert Scoble and Danny Sullivan should work together. Make an alliance. Coordinate your efforts. Build the next media empire.

See also:
My Dream Media Team - The World 2 Come