Unlocking Value of Realtime Conversations & Relationships

Originally posted September 17, 2009 In 1999, Doc Searls, David Weinberger and Chris Locke released The Cluetrain Manifesto outlining a number of insights on the rise of the internet, its ability to empower individuals and the impact it would have on business.  The subtitle to the book declared “the end of business as usual”. The introduction to the book […]

The New Cloud Stack

Aaron Levie – CEO at Box believes companies need to rebuild their business around a stack of new cloud based software programs.  He has dubbed  this the “new cloud stack,” but others refer to it as the “new enterprise” stack.   Either way, he’s outlining his vision for the enterprise cloud stack over the next 5 […]

Google+ @ work

From the Google Enterprise blog: “today we’re launching an initial set of Google+ features designed specifically for businesses, and we’re excited to move into a full preview mode for Apps customers. During this preview period, organizations that have gone Google will be able to use the business features of Google+ for free through the end […]

Platform Strategies Evolve

While most platforms evolve from “killer apps” to powerful platforms, Bijan Sabet highlights how new platforms are emerging without developing an application first. From Bijan, examples include: Yodlee for banking apps Twilio for voice and sms apps Cardspring for payment card apps Clever for education apps Onswipe for touch web apps These “platform first” companies […]

Twitter Federation

Dan Wineman lights up the federation crew by asking for a federated Twitter.  Dan outlines the benefits as well as the problems when it comes to a decentralized, federated, real-time, social communications app. “I’d like to see App.net move toward a federated architecture. Broadly, what that means is that instead of being a central service […]

Federated Content Delivery Networks

EdgeCast Networks has announced their vision for a federation platform that enables the exchange of content between independent Content Delivery Network operators. As we've seen with the introduction of federated communications and enterprise applications, the introduction of federated content may well change the content delivery landscape. It is worth looking at 3 patents related to […]

Ranking Attention in Realtime

Bitly, the company that basically ushered the world into short links on sites like Twitter, is playing around with a new service, launching it under its “Bitly Labs” umbrella. It’s called Realtime, and is available at http://www.rt.ly Here’s what we know: Realtime (http://rt.ly) is an internet attention ranking engine, giving you powerful tools for analyzing […]