Commodity Computing

Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz has a very nice post about not only his company's new, ultra fast chip, but two radical shifts to his company's business model. It's very well done. So when we announce (via this webcast) the fastest microprocessor the industry's ever seen (the benchmarks are staggering)…

Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz has a very nice post about not only his company’s new, ultra fast chip, but two radical shifts to his company’s business model. It’s very well done.

So when we announce (via this webcast) the fastest microprocessor the industry’s ever seen (the benchmarks are staggering) – and say we’re entering the “commodity microprocessor market,” what does it really mean? It means we’re no longer limiting ourselves to serving an internal market, inside Sun. Instead, we’re opening ourselves up to the broadest market possible – where the opportunity’s largest.

Despite having what’s arguably the single biggest competitive advantage our systems business has ever had, we’ve separated out our microelectronics business – and told them to win on the open market, as well. ….

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Indexing Speed

Matt points out that Google's indexing speed has increased and uses blog entries as an example. I've certainly noticed how fast Google indexes this blog, it's markedly faster than a year ago….

Matt points out that Google’s indexing speed has increased and uses blog entries as an example. I’ve certainly noticed how fast Google indexes this blog, it’s markedly faster than a year ago.

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Spock Goes Live Weds Morning

A birdie told me the people search engine Spock opens its doors Weds morning…more coverage from me here, here. And Tim here; and the rest of the world here….

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A birdie told me the people search engine Spock opens its doors Weds morning…more coverage from me here, here. And Tim here; and the rest of the world here.

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The Internet Ad Universe – Bigger Than Newspapers In Four Years

So says a report from Veronis Suhler. 2011 is the year, the firm claims, for Net ad revenues to surpass newspaper revenues. I am certain it will happen faster….

So says a report from Veronis Suhler. 2011 is the year, the firm claims, for Net ad revenues to surpass newspaper revenues. I am certain it will happen faster.

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Google Phone-y

(image from the Telegraph) I just do not believe Google is going to get into the hardware business with phones. Service, apps, platform, sure. But a phone? I don't believe it. But if you read the press, it seems Google has already decided to go for it. Read this…

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(image from the Telegraph) I just do not believe Google is going to get into the hardware business with phones. Service, apps, platform, sure. But a phone? I don’t believe it.

But if you read the press, it seems Google has already decided to go for it. Read this lead and headline in the Telegraph:

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Accoona IPO

Accoona, a search engine and, apparently, an ecommerce business, has filed for an IPO, Paid Content alerts us. To my mind, this smells like opportunism, after all, the search engine has gotten very little traction and the company has no profits. That's the kind of IPO that got us…

Accoona, a search engine and, apparently, an ecommerce business, has filed for an IPO, Paid Content alerts us.

To my mind, this smells like opportunism, after all, the search engine has gotten very little traction and the company has no profits. That’s the kind of IPO that got us into trouble last time. The offering is dressed in a Google like auction process to boot. So I took a quick look at the S1. It’s clear from first blush, this is not a search company. Sure, they have a search engine, but what revenues they have they seem to have purchased – and they are all ecommerce sites. And while the S1 speaks of six sites that provide its revenues, I can’t find them listed anywhere. I’ll keep looking, but if you all can find em, let us know.

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New PhotoSynth Magic, But You Have to Have Windows

…so I can't see it. But for those of you who can, head here. It promises cool images/approaches of the space shuttle and its support structures….

…so I can’t see it. But for those of you who can, head here. It promises cool images/approaches of the space shuttle and its support structures.

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Hypertext Solutions

Apparently Paul Allen is throwing his hat into the next generation semantic search game. From this blog posting (thanks reader Charles), we learn that Hypertext Solutions, a Seattle startup in stealth mode (they are hiring), has purchased the assets of a search technology called InFact (original page is dead,…

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Apparently Paul Allen is throwing his hat into the next generation semantic search game. From this blog posting (thanks reader Charles), we learn that

Hypertext Solutions, a Seattle startup in stealth mode (they are hiring), has purchased the assets of a search technology called InFact (original page is dead, here is a Google cache) from Insightful Corp. The release is here.

Paul Allen is reportedly behind Hypertext Solutions. I am not finding it easy to confirm that. However, the blog posting, from a fellow involved in the tranasction, says Hypertext Solutions is “building upon the world’s best NLP based text analysis and search platform”. I’ve got some feelers out…

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