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Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has announced its answer to the iPhone — the LG (SEO: 066570) Voyager. It has a large touch-screen (although smaller tha… Read more »

Justin.tv, a startup that will forever risk coming off as a prolonged publicity stunt rather than a business, is rolling out the platform it’s been saying was the point all along. Starting out with founder Justin Kan broadcasting his life 24/7 from a hat-cam was a […] Read more »

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[qi:_earth2tech] Bob Metcalfe, the father of Ethernet and founder of 3Com (COMS), says the history of the Internet is a “rich vein to mine” when it comes to building the next generation of energy technology. He should know — he’s been researching network and information technologies […] Read more »

Bob Metcalfe, the father of Ethernet and founder of 3Com (COMS), says the history of the Internet is a “rich vein to mine” when it comes to building the next generation of energy technology. He should know — he’s been researching network and information technologies for […] Read more »

Erm, Santa Monica, actually. Popular destination for the weird and wonderful on the web BoingBoing has enlisted the services of production company DECA (which we profiled last week) to produce the new BoingBoing web show. Federated Media, which already brokered ads for the BoingBoing blog and […] Read more »

NBC launched its new, original online series Coastal Dreams today and the result, while a blonde-highlighted mess, offers lessons to budding production companies out there on how not to do an original web series. Dreams follows the story of Zoe, a recent college grad (and budding […] Read more »

Amazon (AMZN), I have often pointed out, is a harbinger of technology trends that eventually gain mainstream acceptance. Contextual matching of information and community-powered feedback and ratings systems are two such examples. Their recent foray into infraweb-services such as EC2 (processing on demand) and S3 (storage […] Read more »

Speech recognition has been positioned as the holy grail of computing for decades, but many people have found the off-the-shelf software solutions too prone to inaccuracies. That’s really changed with some of the newer products, though, and I’m now regularly using a digital voice recorder and […] Read more »

Graffiti is a staple of urban Americana. It’s a sign of social consciousness in cement wastelands and a commentary on the stratification of the inner city. The iconic rattle of the can and the spray of the aerosol are all that’s needed to evoke the vandal-auteur. […] Read more »

Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer, following rumors last week that the software giant is considering an investment that would value the social networking company at $10 billion, is saying the craze for social networks such as Facebook risks being exposed as a “fad.” I think these […] Read more »

by Dan Schawbel While brushing your teeth or driving to work, do you know who is watching you? These days, anything is possible, due to the rise of social networking sites, blogs, forums and the focus on Google as a Personal Branding search engine. Employers and […] Read more »

I read an interesting piece yesterday morning in The Los Angeles Times on the topic of how business leaders can use storytelling to inspire their employees and affect positive change in their organizations. Yes, storytelling. It was a book review, actually (reprinted from the Financial Times), […] Read more »

One thing I truly enjoy about blogging is that I get to meet many people with different points of view. Sometimes we meet virtually, but the best times are where I get to meet some of you off the grid. If you’re a jkOTR reader and […] Read more »

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