MySpace Leaves the Newscorp family

MySpace used to be the best place to root for new and interesting music.  Then Newscorp bought them for $580 million.  Selling today for 5 cents on the dollar … Somebody at Newscorp made a big mistake.

Myspace Acquired, CEO Out: Email From Mike Jones To Employees

Myspace CEO Mike Jones just sent out this mass internal email and press release confirming the company’s sale to Specific Media earlier this morning. Kara Swisher is reporting that the sale was for $35 million.

Published in: on June 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

Froyo on Epic $G … Finally

And it loaded today.

Samsung Epic 4G Getting Android 2.2 Froyo Upgrade – Mobile and Wireless – News & Reviews – eWeek.com

Sprint March 21 said it has begun rolling out a software upgrade over the air to let Samsung
Epic 4G users upgrade to Google’s Android 2.2 “Froyo” operating
system.

Published in: on March 24, 2011 at 1:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

Android running on the iPhone

This is a cool video of a guy booting up and using Android on an older iPhone, which he ported himself.  Very impressive work. 

Linux on the iPhone: Android running on iPhone!

I’ve been working on this quietly in the background. Sorry about the initial video quality, but YouTube promises that the quality will get better as the video gets processed more

Published in: on April 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

Social Network Demographics

I would have been interested to see where non-social network users fell within demographic space. 

More Proof: Facebook for the Rich, MySpace for the Poor

According to the research, the top third of lifestyle segments relative to affluence (aka the “richest” users) are 25% more likely to use Facebook than those in the lower third. The bottom third segments related to affluence (aka the “poorest”) are 37% more likely to use MySpace. Also of note, Facebook users are more likely to use LinkedIn, a site for professional business networking, and again, another factor which points towards the differences in demographics between the two social networks.

Published in: on September 28, 2009 at 4:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

Introduction to HTML 5 Video from Google

This video gives a good overview of some of the new features in HTML 5 in an easy-to-understand format and pacing. Enjoy.

Published in: on September 23, 2009 at 6:20 pm  Comments (1)  

MySQL snapped up by Oracle

Sure, with Sun in house Oracle can serve up a unified Enterprise experience.  But what happens to MySQL?  Will it be killed to prevent competition?  Will it become a second tier, second class citizen to be sold to SMB’s that can’t cough up enough cash to buy the real thing?  Will it be the unstable testbeb for new technologies that get rolled into the pay only version once  they pan out?

Whatever happens,  if you depend on MySQL, your life just got complicated.

Oracle Buys Sun | Javalobby

After weeks of speculation of IBM buying out Sun, which failed to produce a result, today Oracle have swept in and bought Sun. The deal is valued at approximately $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of Sun’s cash and debt, with Oracle buying Sun at $9.50 per share.

Published in: on April 20, 2009 at 1:23 pm  Comments (1)  

Steve Ballmer says Enterprise IT should provide the “comforts of home”


Well finally someone is talking sense.  Its that last line (below) that bothers me.  I live in a Vista-free zone.  My computers run Mac OS X and my data and applications are more or less all Web 2.0, Open Source, and in the cloud.  So why haven’t I been asking my boss for that kind of stuff?  Oh wait …

What’s so bad about XP? | The Digital Home – CNET News

“If you deploy a 4- or 5-year-old operating system today, most people will ask their boss why the heck they don’t have the stuff they have at home,” Ballmer told the publication.

Ballmer went on to say that it’s incumbent upon the business world to make employees happy and comfortable and the best way to do that is to deploy Vista as soon as possible.

Published in: on February 10, 2009 at 2:50 pm  Comments (1)  

Cloud computing put to the test.

Another Flying Fickle Finger of Fate is needed, as the cloud continues to self-correct shoddy behavior. 

TG Daily – Proxy server trail leads FBI to Palin email hacker

Ramuglia told Goodin that he hasn’t a chance yet to examine his logs, but added that there is a good chance that it will lead to the hacker. Since the interview, he’s received a call from the Anchorage Alaska FBI field office and agents there are highly suggesting that he not lose the logs.

But it gets even better. White hat hackers didn’t even need proxy information to find the culprit because they discovered that the Rubico forum handle was linked to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it A few searches on Google and YouTube further links this email address to 20-year-old David Kernell, a student at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. His father is Democratic Tennessee state representative Mike Kernell.

As you can expect, the Yahoo account has been frozen and all the incriminating forum posts on 4chan.org have been deleted. But this didn’t stop Wired.com from printing some of the posts. Don’t you just love it when hackers brag about the “leet” skills?

Published in: on September 22, 2008 at 4:01 pm  Comments (1)  

In case you were feeling doubtful about Web 2.0


Watch this 3 minute video 3 times.

It reminds you how we got here, and why today is better than yesterday. And maybe convinces you that tomorrow may be better yet.

Published in: on March 16, 2007 at 7:50 pm  Comments (1)