Think TechCrunch isn’t being watched? They sold 300 tickets to their next party in 45 minutes. Think that TechCrunch 20 isn’t going to sell out either? Don’t bet against it. I just hope that our son arrives early so I can drop in on the conference and show him off.
Thanks Christian Long for a great blog. It continues to bring inspiring things to my life. Like the story about Emerald Russell, who shows that one person can indeed change the world. Or the Billy Joel mashup that shows that YouTube and popular music can be used to teach history. Oh, and yes Christian, I do want an iPhone too although I don’t want to give up the camera in this Nokia N95.
Google executive Chris Saaca just helped identify a shooter. The shooting happened right outside his San Francisco apartment. I had dinner with Chris a few weeks ago and he told me about seeing the aftermath of a pedestrian getting hit (not a story I wish to repeat, it wasn’t pretty). Darn a lot happens outside Chris’ window!
His accounting of what happened is among the best blog writing I’ve ever read. Amazingly detailed and gripping writing. Thanks Chris for doing your duty and for telling us about it.
Sun Microsystems just released new blade computers. Here’s video of the press conference. More as I get the press release and other things.
This probably will only be interesting to those of you who buy equipment for data centers.
They released three new blade servers in the 6200 series: one Intel, one AMD, and one running its Niagra chip.
In the video John Fowler, executive Vice President at Sun, gives a runthrough of what the new blade system does and what it’ll do for Sun’s position in the marketplace. He also answers some questions from press in the room.
This press conference was hosted last Tuesday and held until now due to an embargo agreement I had with Sun.
You’re getting an exclusive here. I just talked with Sun’s PR and they’ll have all their press releases and things up in the morning. I’ll link to those when I wake up.
Rocky edited this 22-minute-long video down from an hour-long press conference and another interview I did with Michael McNerney, director of the Blade Server product line at Sun.
I’ve been watching tons of enterprise news sites and can’t find any info yet on them. I’ll let you know when I see more to link to.
UPDATES, here’s the news:
IT Business Edge: Sun launches first blades with Intel.
IT Week: Sun hones blade servers.
CRN: Sun’s new blades lets users mix and match platforms.
IT Jungle: Sun broadens its blade server lineup.
Internet News Enterprise: Sun’s latest blade supports three chip lines.
Register: Sun finally crafts proper X86 and SPARC blades.
eWeek: Sun Launches New Blade Architecture.
TechWorld: Sun starts data centre war with IBM and HP.
And 23 other stories over on Google News already. Interestingly, not a word on TechMeme.
This is my favorite Photowalking so far. We shot tons of pictures and video at the Half Moon Bay Dream Machines a few weeks back. 2,000 machines. A dozen photographers. Tons of fun. And short, too. 18 minutes. Rocky, my editor, had quite a bit of fun on this and, even, appears in the video a couple of times (he was shooting video too, so you get to see me working here and there). ScobleShow is getting a little less boring! Thomas Hawk’s blog post and photos of Dream Machines are up here.
Toward the end of the video you’ll catch PC Magazine editor Jim Louderback sitting in a jeep. Thanks for everyone who came and made it a great day!
Let me know what you think. Also, what should we shoot next?
Google Reader tells me today: From your 684 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 32,879 items, and shared 1,693 items.
Out of those, here’s my top 35 feeds that I’ve put on my link blog, so these are my real favorite blogs out of the 684 technology industry blogs I’m currently reading.
- Mashable! (items shared: 93)
- Planet Intertwingly. (61)
- TechCrunch . (60)
- MSDN Blogs (which has more than 3,000 Microsoft employees blogging on it). (41)
- GigaOM Network. (46)
- Read/WriteWeb. (25)
- Media 2.0 Workgroup. (24)
- Wired’s Epicenter. (22)
- Lifehacker. (22)
- AppScout. (19)
- Vecosys. (19)
- MAKE Magazine blog. (17)
- VentureBeat. (17)
- 901am. (15)
- Adobe Blogs (lots of Adobe bloggers). (15)
- Engadget. (15)
- Gizmodo. (15)
- NewTeeVee. (15)
- PaidContent. (15)
- StartupSquad. (15)
- Beet.TV. (13)
- O’Reilly Radar. (12)
- Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang — he works with me. (12)
- Boing Boing. (11)
- CrunchGear. (11)
- Digg/Technology. (11)
- dzone.com. — links for developers. (11)
- Google Blogoscoped. (11)
- Thomas Hawk, photographer. (11)
- Andy Beal’s Search and Internet Marketing. (10)
- Loren Feldman’s 1938 Media — funny videos. (9)
- Dare Obasanjo, dev at Microsoft. (9)
- Ryan Stewart’s Rich Internet App Blog. (9)
- Geeksugar. (9)
- Google Maps Mania. (9)
Congrats to everyone on this list, you are the top of the top.
What are your favorite tech blogs?
Any that aren’t on my list? I’ll put up the list every few months or so.
Loren Heiny asks the big question: will you switch to Ask?
Why not? Because of speed. Sorry, a KEY part of Google’s quality (and TechMeme’s, to tell the truth) is that Google’s results come back almost instantly. I just did a search for “Dave Winer” and Ask’s results took about two seconds to appear. Google’s appeared in less than half a second.
Now that I’ve seen the inside of part of a Google datacenter I understand just how tough it’ll be to beat. Google’s datacenters are just so amazing. It’s funny, since I was in that datacenter last Friday I’ve met a bunch of Googlers. None of whom have ever been in a Google datacenter.
Why is that funny? Because the datacenter is Google’s KEY DEFENSE against “new” competition.
From now on if anyone says they are gonna be better than Google at something I’m going to ask for a tour of their datacenter first.
If you don’t have datacenter excellence there’s NO WAY you’re going to beat Google at coming back fast.
It all starts in the datacenter. I’m not switching until someone demonstrates they can compete with Google in the datacenter. That said, it’s nice that Ask improved the UI and is bringing other kinds of searches onto its result page. I’ll keep trying it out, but I won’t switch to it.