This week Microsoft shipped new Maps imagery and a bunch of other stuff. Very nice. The photography of my house is absolutely stunning and kicks everyone else’s behinds. See it all on maps.live.com. To see my street, click here, and then click “Bird’s Eye.”
feeds bloggers are working overtime. Web 2.0 Summit is going on, plus tons of other events, and things are just flowing at a rate I’ve never seen.
How does ANYONE pay attention to ANYTHING in such a high flow state?
Some things did catch my attention, though, while “J, J, J, J’ing” through more than 1,000 items (that’s the keyboard command for looking at the next item in Google Reader).
For instance, this headline: “QVC Sells 4,000 of My Balls in Five Minutes.”
Anyway, I’m reading feeds so you don’t have to.
It’s fun to race against TechMeme and see if I can find cool stuff that TechMeme hasn’t found yet.
What do you think? How am I doing on my feed blog? Does it add value to your life?
I’m trying to find the best of the feeds for you.
In the Atlassian interview I ask Mike Cannon-Brookes, CEO of Atlassian, why he moved his company to San Francisco (it was started in Australia and still has most of its engineering there). That part of the interview is about 12 minutes into the interview.
He isn’t the only one. I’ve noticed a ton of companies moving their headquarters to San Francisco from around the world. When I interview them I ask what drove them to do that.
The reasons I’ve heard so far:
1. Access to talent.
2. Access to marketing/PR.
3. Access to money.
4. Atmosphere (more geeks per square foot here than anywhere else in the world, they tell me).
Do you know of any other reasons?
Funny story: Atlassian is an enterprise wiki used all over the place. It’s built on Java.
Atlassian’s role in this? They are building a Sharepoint connector. Why do that? After all, Sharepoint has its own wiki service?
Cause Atlassian’s is better and Microsoft’s customers were asking it to support Atlassian’s.
Anyway, I’ll have a video up with Atlassian talking about this in a few minutes.
UPDATE: Here’s Atlassian’s blog talking about the connector.
UPDATE2: Ross Mayfield, founder of SocialText, reminds people that his wiki product was partnered into Sharepoint last year.
How news spreads…
Dave Winer just called me and said Apple is coming out with an iPhone SDK next year.
How did he know? It’s on Twitter. Not on TechMeme.
MacNN has the story. I just got up, so more to come after I clear my head.
What will this enable? Tons more apps like what Mike Cannon-Brookes (CEO of Atlassian) is showing me here.
My reaction: wonderful news.
UPDATE: as of about 10 a.m. it’s now on TechMeme. Interesting, I’ve seen this behavior several times before that news will break over on Twitter about an hour before it’ll get on TechMeme.
UPDATE 2: at about 10:45 a.m. it moved to the top of TechMeme. I just read my feeds and the story broke somewhere around 8 a.m. this morning.