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Storing data in the cloud

August 26, 2007

There is something to be said for having data “in the cloud.” By “cloud,” I don’t mean those white pillowy things in the sky — I mean on a server somewhere, accessible via the Internet. Data in the cloud is data that you can get your hands on whenever and wherever you have an Internet connection. It’s the difference between having your address book, calendar [...]

Free music

August 13, 2007

I’m in the awkward position of writing a column today that kind of contradicts the one I wrote last week. As you may recall, I railed against the pervasiveness of advertising in our society, complaining that you can’t go anywhere without being bombarded with ads. Of course, I also admitted that my livelihood as a broadcaster and newspaper columnist depends on ads, so I obviously [...]

Palo Alto’s new website: too much cash for mostly flash

August 12, 2007

The city of Palo Alto’s new Web site is very attractive, especially when you land on a page with one of its impressive looking photographs. But there is more to creating a Web site than just eye candy. It should be practical and user friendly and it shouldn’t cost a great deal to build and maintain. One of my concerns about Palo Alto’s new site is the choice of typeface and [...]

Larry interviews Guy Kawasaki

August 9, 2007

He’s funny, articulate and generally regarded as a visionary. In this interview Guy Kawasaki talks about his latest venture, Truemors.com, but not until he tells us why “life is good” for anyone wanting to venture out on the net. Whether you watch this for the advice or the humor, you won’t be disappointed spending a few minutes with Larry and Guy. In addition to Truemors, Guy is managing [...]

Brandon Watson, CEO of IMSafer

August 9, 2007

Larry Magid talks with Brandon Watson, CEO of IMSafer talks about a tool that parents can use to be alerted if their kids are doing something dangerous online. Is it parenting or spying. Watch and [...]

Interview with Tony Perkins

August 9, 2007

Tony Perkins is the head honcho of AlwaysOn which, among other things, runs an annual conference for high-tech companies, venture capitalists and other tech insiders. Larry Magid caught up with him between sessions as the annual AlwaysOn Stanford Summit was getting [...]

T-Mobile WiFi phone

August 9, 2007

Is it a cell phone or a VOIP phone? It’s both. T-Mobile has a new phone that lets you talk via their regular mobile network or connect to a WiFi hotspot at home or on the go. Larry Magid takes it out for a [...]

Shiny new Apples plus some cool new Mac software

August 7, 2007

In the unusually intimate setting of a small auditorium at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, Apple Inc., on Tuesday unveiled a new line of iMacs as well as new versions of its iLife and iWork software. The event, attended by perhaps a couple hundred journalists and analysts, was far more low-key than Apple’s usual high-profile announcements, but CEO Steve Jobs was as enthusiastic as ever [...]

August 7, 2007

Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger just retired from a long and decorated IBM career of 37 years. He’s doing some cutting edge research on the future of virtual works. Also interviewing him is Robert Scoble of Scobleizer and [...]

Retrevo retrieves product information

August 7, 2007

Retrevo already helps you find product informtaion and user manuals but will soon add the ability to find credible product reviews. Larry Magid talks with CEO Vipin [...]
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