The best of my cell phone videos

I shoot a lot with my cell phone, but not everything is good. Here’s just the good videos, hand picked for you. Thank you to Qik.com and my Nokia N95.

The tech innovators at FriendFeed
Here we meet the engineers behind this month’s hottest Web Service, FriendFeed. But these are some really special engineers: they were the guys behind several of Google’s top services like Google Maps, and Google Mail. Here we spend 46 minutes with them to learn more about what they are doing. Sorry for the abrupt ending, the cell phone died and we have a Part II where we finished off the Interview.
Part I
Part II

Demo of new Google/Outlook mail synch
Cemaphore last week announced its MailShadow for Google Apps technology that lets you synch up the calendars in Microsoft Outlook and Google’s Calendar, along with contacts and email. There are other synch systems, but this one works live and here we have a demo done by CEO Tyrone Pike.
Demo
Interview with CEO

Wine, fun, and business
What happens when Gary Vaynerchuk invites Digg founder Kevin Rose, New York Times best selling author Tim Ferriss, and me to a winery in Santa Rosa, CA? Some great business advice. Gary runs one of the biggest wine stores in America and does $50 million in sales per year. Also part of the conversation is DeLoach founder Jean Charles Boisset.

Meet the Crank behind PhotoCrank
If you read Fake Steve Jobs, you’ll see Photocrank in action. It lets commenters add funny things onto photos. When I met the CEO, Jeffrey Tannenbaum, he thought I was going to punch him (since Fake Steve Jobs uses it to take shots at me). I had a better idea, I’d turn on my cell phone and get back at him.

A micro wine innovator

Get into the wine cellar with master wine maker Shane Finley, who talks about his philosophy of making wine. You can find his website at http://www.shanewines.com and we got this tour thanks to Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV at http://www.winelibrary.tv

See AT&T’s new browser
AT&T has just released a beta of a new browser to compete with Internet Explorer and Firefox. We have a first look with the team that built it.

New bookmarking service
ZigTag has a new way to do bookmarking. Sort of like Yahoo’s very popular del.icio.us, but easier to use. Here Scott Montgomerie, president, demonstrates the new service for me.

22 thoughts on “The best of my cell phone videos

  1. Which governing body or association rated these as the Best of your cell phone videos? What was the criteria they used? Who are the voters?

  2. Which governing body or association rated these as the Best of your cell phone videos? What was the criteria they used? Who are the voters?

  3. I think I’m going to sell my ATT stock. This morning, they were talking about putting MS-’Surface” in stores to help people select phones– presumably which Win Mobile POS handset they should select. Now, they are shooting blanks in the browser war with an effort that offers NOTHING to the actual USER. What are they thinking?

  4. I think I’m going to sell my ATT stock. This morning, they were talking about putting MS-’Surface” in stores to help people select phones– presumably which Win Mobile POS handset they should select. Now, they are shooting blanks in the browser war with an effort that offers NOTHING to the actual USER. What are they thinking?

  5. @Gregg: Thanks for the feedback. I think you misunderstood what I was getting at, so let me clear it up.
    First, we will have an API to allow users to have access to the semantic data which we’re gathering. We’re actually talking to several academic institutions and other companies to see what kind of data they’d like to get from us and how we could best work together to use semantic data to create cool new technologies. So we’re definitely not talking about a walled garden here.
    Second, currently we’re focusing on making Zigtag an awesome and indispensable tool for everybody to use, and we’re really just trying to provide a great user experience. We’re really not focused on monetizing it right away. When we do monetize it, it’ll certainly use our semantic knowledge database, but also possible is that it will use the engine and technology we’ve developed *around* that data. There are lots of other places that semantic engines are needed, with very specific defined tags that will likely not be in our public system, so the data garnered from our bookmarking application might not be useful there.
    We’d be delighted to get more feedback, so please keep the comments coming. Have you signed up for an account yet? If not, head to http://www.zigtag.com and I will fast track your invitation.

  6. @Gregg: Thanks for the feedback. I think you misunderstood what I was getting at, so let me clear it up.
    First, we will have an API to allow users to have access to the semantic data which we’re gathering. We’re actually talking to several academic institutions and other companies to see what kind of data they’d like to get from us and how we could best work together to use semantic data to create cool new technologies. So we’re definitely not talking about a walled garden here.
    Second, currently we’re focusing on making Zigtag an awesome and indispensable tool for everybody to use, and we’re really just trying to provide a great user experience. We’re really not focused on monetizing it right away. When we do monetize it, it’ll certainly use our semantic knowledge database, but also possible is that it will use the engine and technology we’ve developed *around* that data. There are lots of other places that semantic engines are needed, with very specific defined tags that will likely not be in our public system, so the data garnered from our bookmarking application might not be useful there.
    We’d be delighted to get more feedback, so please keep the comments coming. Have you signed up for an account yet? If not, head to http://www.zigtag.com and I will fast track your invitation.

  7. The idea that they want to have their users build up all this semantic info and then wall it off and license the database is just so wrong and wrong headed, especially at this point in time. I have no doubt Firefox will do this no later than 4.0 and the semantic database will be “free” for everyone to have and use. It’s bizarre, it’s clear they were inspired by Tim Berners Lee, but somewhere along the line they twisted his vision into “let’s lock up all that good semantic stuff”.

  8. The idea that they want to have their users build up all this semantic info and then wall it off and license the database is just so wrong and wrong headed, especially at this point in time. I have no doubt Firefox will do this no later than 4.0 and the semantic database will be “free” for everyone to have and use. It’s bizarre, it’s clear they were inspired by Tim Berners Lee, but somewhere along the line they twisted his vision into “let’s lock up all that good semantic stuff”.

  9. Have you tried WordPress.com’s VodPod “Post to WordPress” feature? I just noticed it. Looks like wordpress.com users can now embed most flash videos you come across on the web. I tried embedding one of your Qik.com videos and it worked.
    You can find the link on under the “Videos” tab below the editor.

  10. Have you tried WordPress.com’s VodPod “Post to WordPress” feature? I just noticed it. Looks like wordpress.com users can now embed most flash videos you come across on the web. I tried embedding one of your Qik.com videos and it worked.
    You can find the link on under the “Videos” tab below the editor.

  11. I worked for a winery for some time. We’re big on Pinot Noir up here in Oregon. In fact, this reminded me that I gave you a bottle last May from Chehalem. I hope you enjoyed it.

  12. I worked for a winery for some time. We’re big on Pinot Noir up here in Oregon. In fact, this reminded me that I gave you a bottle last May from Chehalem. I hope you enjoyed it.

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