Testing your Weekly Business News Intelligence →
I’ve been receiving Conde Nast’s new business magazine Portfolio for free over the last few months, maybe because I subscribe to WIRED, and have enjoyed reading it. I probably wouldn’t pay for a subscription or buy it at the airport news stand but there is some quality news and analysis. While looking for this 700MHz wireless spectrum infographic that I wanted to include in my...
Nokia Air & Style Snowboard event is streaming free online tomorrow: http://tinyurl.com/ysbekb
@jasoncalacanis can’t wait to hear new GG show w/ Pogue. He seems fine w/ mainstream tech news @ NYT but he couldn’t hang w/ the GG crew
Walt Mossberg Doesn't Like the Telcos Either →
I don’t express my distaste for many things without just cause so when I posted about hating telcos, I really meant it. And not for more anecdotal or superficial reasons, like having a bad customer service experience one time and holding that against them as a personal vendetta, but because they’ve consistently been anit-competition and anti-innovation for far too long. So I read...
“Warner Music: We’re totally screwed” from The Globe and Mail reporter’s blog. http://tinyurl.com/yrzwl2
Guy Kawasaki points to Stanford business article on Kiva, the web non-profit that supports micro-lending for developing countries.
Link to that Stanford article on Kiva that I twittered about this morning: http://tinyurl.com/2kjsyv
just loved Bloc Party - Plans [Mogwai Remix] http://hypem.com/track/14097
just loved Hot Chip - Shining Escalade http://hypem.com/track/243887
E.U. Households with Only Mobile Phones, No Fixed... →
I recently postedabout openess being the new post-black: openess is beyond being the new black, it should be the de facto standard practice.> Or as Fred puts it , openess is the new closed. We should be past it being the new anything but we’re not there yet. We are moving in that direction.> Openess in the mobile world is important for a lot of reasons (see my post above or read...
Verizon Wireless to open up network in 2008 to any device makers. Damn suprising news & only surpassed by how impressive it appears- Bravo!
Nick Carr argues complementary products drive Google innovation: is this a transferrable model or an anaomly? http://tinyurl.com/22e9jn
When the tech powerhouses of Dave Winer, Steve Gillmor, & Fred Wilson are all thinking about Digg-clones, something important is afoot
just loved Lupe Fiasco - Superstar Feat. Matthew Santos (Clean) http://hypem.com/track/381616
Blue Beanie Day to Support Web Standards →
In honor of Blue Beanie Day celebrating web standards (see Zeldman for details), here’s my blue beanie photo. It’s from my phone camera so the photo’s quality is poor but I assure you of two things: the santa hat is blue and no, I’m not quite as bald as the photo appears. Change your social networking profiles (FB, Myspace, Flickr, etc.) to your blue hat photo and show...
just loved Blog Beats - Bloc Party - Flux (GoodBooks Magnetism Mix) http://hypem.com/track/424562
All Songs Considered Has Local D.C. Music Covered →
Photo credit to NPR and All Songs Considered. The Washington Post’s recent story on how to share music without getting sued was nice to see. Bringing the joys of internet music to more people is always a positive step in the right direction. Second, anytime Last.fm gets coverage is helpful because it’s a better way to discover and share music compared to traditional methods and...
Now playing NPR’s live concert & interview w/ Broken Social Scene and Kevin Drew: http://tinyurl.com/2fbevs
David Byrne @ Future of Music Policy Summit 2006 →
David Byrne @ Future of Music Policy Summit 2006 Originally uploaded by vonlohmann.
U.S. Dollar Jumps the Shark →
Jay Z’s recent music video for “Blue Magic” doesn’t flaunt the benjamins but glamourizes stacks of Euros (see 0:51 in the video below): Even the WSJ noted this cultural reference too.
Postal Service playing at Murkey Coffee, the perfect way to start/end the Thanksgiving holiday, reading the newspaper with a good coffee
Backlash to Facebook’s social advertising has begun; to me, a walled garden is still the internet: http://tinyurl.com/2v8shf
I don’t usually fundamentally disagree with Mark Cuban but I do with his recent post on P2P: http://tinyurl.com/2v93yn
iPhone user calls BS when plane is delayed for weather issues. Pilot gets on PA and reams the idiot, very funny: http://tinyurl.com/3a8r5g
Openess is the New Post-Black →
letch3 Originally uploaded by cherbert. The OpenSocial news dominated the Web/tech news two weeks ago but there were some other noteworthy stories out there too. As Hillman Curtis, the famous design and Flash god might suggest, what’s the theme of all this recent development? Free and open always (or almost) wins over closed and proprietary. What we should all realize and...
letch3 Originally uploaded by cherbert.
Now playing: Bjork - Oceania http://foxytunes.com/artist/bjork/track/oceania
No major blogging yesterday at Murky but did finally get to Chevy Chase for the CC student-almuni interviews, they were a lot of fun
just loved Wale - W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E. http://hypem.com/track/366886
The D.C Ice Rink is Now Open →
LaToya and I did the museum thing Sat. afternoon, hitting the American Snapshot exhibit at The National Gallery of Art’s West building. We were underwhelmed to say the least. I was expecting a history of American photography, especially given the George Eastman roots of my hometown, but the show was literally American snapshots from the very earliest public-use cameras up until the late...
The Writers Strike and the Media Company Hypocrisy →
Since Jon Stewart is offline for now, here’s today’s moment (more like a couple of minutes) of zen:
Ted, the cretaor TheFunded.com, the site allowing entrpenuers to dish on VCs reveals himself in WIRED article: http://tinyurl.com/3dm739
cherbert: CC President Dick Celeste in D.C. tonight for talk on India & Pakistan relations. He was former ambassador to India so should be insightful.
cherbert: just loved Foo FIghters - Keep The Car Running http://hypem.com/track/416085
cherbert: Listening to Mike Doughty’s verson of ‘The Gambler’
cherbert: Uncv continues its snarkiness with post on why terminals/thin clients using web apps is still a bad idea: http://tinyurl.com/34nt5
Video Interview with Slide CEO →
A few weeks back, I posted about the NYT article on young Silicon Valley entrpenuers and its focus on Max Levchin, the cofounder of PayPal and current CEO of Slide. For more insight on him and where he sees the widget/app market going in the future, per the OpenSocial from two weeks ago, watch the GigaOm video below: I watched this video over the weekend even though Om bagged the interview before...
cherbert: just loved Oasis - Cast No Shadow UNKLE Mix http://hypem.com/track/364749
cherbert: just loved Oasis - Cast No Shadow http://hypem.com/track/243828
cherbert: Andresseen preaches the gospel: I believe the entertainment industry is in the early stages of being rebuilt in the image of Silicon Valley.
cherbert: Listening to my favorites on The Hype Machine: http://tinyurl.com/242rac
cherbert: Now playing: Stars - One More Night (Live) http://tinyurl.com/249e4o
cherbert: FCC to deter cable companies market dominance by limiting their growth but will relax local market ownership: http://tinyurl.com/yu59by
cherbert: Eating at McDonald’s across from the office and I haven’t even been drinking, how sad huh…But tomorrow it’s blogging at Murky, can’t wait
A Long Slog At Work →
A Long Slog At Work Originally uploaded by cherbert. I have a love/hate relationship with Excel; it’s painful but I always come back for more abuse.