Developers: two companies you should be paying attention to (Loggly and New Relic)

New Relic and Loggly. I am hearing about them more and more from leading-edge developers around the world. At the recent Y Combinator Startup School these two were praised on stage. So, I wanted to learn more about them. Indeed, these are two companies that are changing the world of software development. What do they … Continue reading Developers: two companies you should be paying attention to (Loggly and New Relic)

Why the car companies are at CES (and why tech world should pay attention)

The car companies are here in force at CES. Well, at least Audi and Ford are (Ford, later today, will announce an electric car on stage here, and they gave me a 2012 Ford Explorer pre-production model that has all sorts of interesting technology which I’ll tell you about next week). What’s going on? Why … Continue reading Why the car companies are at CES (and why tech world should pay attention)

These apps keep you exercising (and Foursquare/Gowalla/Yelp/etc should be paying attention)

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I love apps that use geolocation. That’s why I’m such a Foursquare freak. Tonight Maryam and I went on a date and I checked in along the way with Foursquare, Gowalla, and Yelp. I regularly let my friends watch where I am on Google Latitude, etc. But, one … Continue reading These apps keep you exercising (and Foursquare/Gowalla/Yelp/etc should be paying attention)

Attention thieves; keeping you from living a "FOOCamp life?"

Last week when I was talking with Linda Stone I told her that I tried to live a “FooCamp Life.” What’s FOOCamp? That’s Tim O’Reilly’s annual campout where he invites about 300 “Friends Of O’Reilly” to O’Reilly’s headquarters in Sebastapol, CA, for a campout. I was invited for the first two years, then haven’t been … Continue reading Attention thieves; keeping you from living a "FOOCamp life?"

Jaiku/Twitter/Facebook/Kyte/Plaxo = something happening you should pay attention to

I’ve really been bitten by the Facebook/Twitter/Kyte/Jaiku bug. Stephanie Booth, everyone’s favorite Swiss blogger, met me tonight at the Jaiku party (that’s Jaiku’s PR guy, Neil Vineberg holding the Jaiku poster) and said I had to add Dopplr to my bag of tricks (it keeps track of where you, and your friends, are). Forget Dopplr … Continue reading Jaiku/Twitter/Facebook/Kyte/Plaxo = something happening you should pay attention to

Web 2.0 news not on TechCrunch: Compete tracks attention data

I just did an interview with Compete’s David Cancel, CTO, and Donald Mclagan, CEO who showed me their new features, just turned on today. First, Compete is a site where you can see metrics from the million largest Web sites. Sorta like Alexa, but different. Here’s how to use it. First, let’s look at traffic … Continue reading Web 2.0 news not on TechCrunch: Compete tracks attention data