VMware’s Journey to Cloud Applications

By now you've seen the news that VMware has acquired Socialcast as a complement to their recent purchases of Sliderocket and Zimbra.  Add in the launch of their own Horizon App Manager and VMware has some interesting building blocks for enterprise cloud applications. With the move on Socialcast, they continue to invest aggressively in the […]

Relevance-Aware Activity Streams

  Liz Gannes of GigaOm does a nice job summarizing a recent interview of Twitter CEO Ev Williams. Williams provided a few significant insight into how he thinks Twitter (and by extension real-time activity stream apps)  is different from email and search.   "Blogging (Williams was previously the founder of Blogger) and Tweeting can be different […]

Measuring and Managing the Real-Time Web

I recently read two posts — one by @StoweBoyd (The False Question of Attention Economics) — and the other by @JohnBorthwick (Charting the Real-time Web) — that had me thinking (again) about the challenges of information overload and real-time streams in the enterprise. Here are a couple of quotes from each post that I found […]

Microsoft Windows Live Activity Streams

Chris Messina points to Microsoft's support of the open standard Activity Streams as part of Windows Live: "Seeing large players adopt the activity streams format is good for the open web ecosystem. It’s good for individual choice and for enabling market-based mechanisms that encourage competition and good behavior. It enables the decentralization of reading and publishing, and […]