Saturday, September 27, 2008

Election Twitter. Addicted.

Ryan showed me a . And now I am addicted.

Go and check out a live feed of consciousness.


From Twitter:

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We’re filtering hundreds of Twitter updates per minute to create a new source for gathering public opinion about the presidential election and a new way for you to share your thoughts

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Reindeer Launches + Newsletter for Gwyneth Paltrow


There is so much in store and we are excited about where this is going to go. Sign up for the newsletter. Gwyneth is busy writing all the content on her own and there are so many cool things that are going to be released through the site.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ryan Off To Gawker Commenter Meet Up... Gossip Away!!!!

Ryan is our resident social media guru/expert/assassin.

He is promising a full run down from the hater session... oh um, I mean, connected millenialls chit chat :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The G1 Is Coming

Quick backstory... there were all these rumors about a "Google Phone". What it turned out to be, is an operating platform called "Android". The idea is that phone manufacturers can use this as the software on their phones. A company called HTC are making them first and T-Mobile are the first to release them here in the US.

So everyone wants to know if this is the device that can stem the Apple iPhone craze.

See the G1

Check it out and please start some good arguments in our comments section :)

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Chrysler Peapod Just Launched on CNBC

We are launching a great site about the peapod today. You will be able to register your interest first.

Charging instead of fueling!!!


Monday, September 15, 2008

Drop Box. Another Step Closer To The "Thin Client" World

Back in the 1970's IBM had the idea of the mainframe. The idea was that everything was stored on central computer and people used machines - ie computers that looked more like just the screen and a keyboard - to access it.

That idea kinda went away went Bill Gates focused on the personal computer.

Now, the internet is here. Now, the cost of memory and computing power is going down. Now, the cost of internet access is going down. So it feels to me that the age of the mainframe is coming back - the difference being that it is not one company on the services/mainframe side... It is hundreds of thousands.

The point of this post is that a lot of things that used to be "on the computer" are now being hosted elsewhere - and you just access them via the internet. The industry calls is ASP's - Application Service Providers.

This is exactly what Drop Box are doing. They are providing the virtual service that can replace what used to be on the computer.

So very soon, perhaps we will have computers that just have screens and keyboards - and nothing actually stored on the computer - music, photos, files etc will all be stored elsewhere and you use the internet to access them.

Friday, September 12, 2008

No Google Chrome For Mac??? So 2004.

A tip or true sign of a lack of innovation is usually that moment where you see "PC Only" on a download or application.

Google have released their own web browser. It is called Google Chrome.

The PC side of the argument points to the number of Internet Explorers versus users of Safar/Firefox on Mac. However, some on the Mac side would say that a higher number of influencers/early adopters are Mac users.

I am just flabbergasted that a company that has the resources of Google would put out a PC only version of anything.

Apple iTunes Genius Feature - Just What I Wanted!

I noticed that lately I had not had the time to create new playlists and I was getting bored of the old ones. On my computer I only listen to online radio through iTunes Radio (Radio > Pop > Big R Radio * The Mix and Virgin Radio UK if anyone cares).

The new Apple iTunes 8 has just been released for download. The biggest new thing is the Genius feature. When you allow it, Genius reads all of your songs and artists. Then you can select one song and it will build a playlist with related music. If you do not like the one you see, just hit refresh and it will show you another. How cool. So you can get a fresh playlist in about 10 seconds instead o having to go through On The Go.

BUT.. one little downside. Genius has a lot of "recommendations" that push you to buy music from iTunes. It feels like a slippery, upsell. I HATE being upsold more than anything. "Would you like tap water or bottled water?"