Because of Apache’s proficiency at allowing a single-server machine to host thousands of different virtual Web sites – music, data, text, pornography – it began to have “a commanding share of the Internet Service Provider market.” IBM was trying to sell its own proprietary Web server, called GO, but it gained only a tiny sliver … Continue reading Innovation Quotes: IBM Joins the Open Source
CNN Money has an insightful list with 31 hot startus outside the U.S.. Most of them are following the “Web 2.0” trend,” and there is a strong bias towards online video. Below you will find my favorite companies from the list: Joost: Joost could potentially change the way people watch television. The technology enables the … Continue reading Hottest Startups Outside the U.S.
As the wireless penetration rate increases across the United States, some interesting data starts to emerge. During the second half of 2006, more than 3 out of 20 American households did not have a land line telephone, and of those without a land line telephone, most had at least one working wireless telephone. The National … Continue reading Wireless Disrupting Land Lines?
Very interesting video discussing the role of entrepreneurs inside an economy, check it out (RSS readers might need to visit the site to watch the video). Via: Blogtrepreneur
Guy Kawasaki has posted an interesting interview with Scott Berkum, a former Microsoft employee who recently published a book titled “The Myths of Innovation.” Check out some of the answers that Scott provided: Question: How long does it take in the real world—as opposed to the world of retroactive journalism—for an “epiphany” to occur? Answer: … Continue reading The Myths of Innovation
We champion innovation. Then we genuflect when a giant customer “urges” us to cancel a risky new product that would upset the status quo. We beg for “more risk taking.” Then we videotape the “be daring” speech featuring the boss in a Brooks Brothers suit, sitting stiffly behind an old oaken desk. We exhort people … Continue reading Innovation Quotes: The Innovative Organization Chimera
They are to a certain extent, that is beyond discussion. But can they make or break companies? There is a recent article over Business Week discussing that issue, the title is “What’s in a Name?” “A name can help a brand to enter the public consciousness (think Google) or disappear quickly (haven’t heard of Ultraviolet … Continue reading Are Names Important?
The iPhone is everywhere. I felt that it would be redundant to write more about it, so instead I will leave you with the most interesting links that I managed to gather: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/03/iphone-review/ http://www.techcrunch.com/iphone-weekend-one/ http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20070705/091939.shtml http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/01/09/hands-on-time-with-the-iphone/ http://terrywhite.com/techblog/?p=196
Your wife would love receiving a diamond for her next birthday, but you are not sure if your wallet shares the same opinion? Maybe your problems are close to an end, as an article over the InnoBlog discusses. The article, titled “Disruptive Diamonds,” illustrates how some companies are investing into a synthetic diamond manufacturing technology. … Continue reading Artificial Diamonds
“Why don’t you invent something which will be used once and thrown away? Then the customer will come back for more.” This advice, from his boss William Painter, inventor of a disposable bottle-cap, haunted the 40-year-old salesman, King Camp Gillette, from Fond du Lac, Winconsin. In 1895 the vision splendid came as Gillette stood before … Continue reading Innovation Quotes: The Safety Razor