Moving mountains

Mark and the Community Team at Microsoft Canada have been working hard on TechDays.This is the first attempt to move beyond a marketing event. Though you might not get that from the web site. It is a shift from Microsoft speakers standing on the stage with new product announcements and walkthroughs to sharing the stage […]

Countdown to PDC

Countdown to PDC 2008: This is the Software + Services PDC, Plus a Hard Drive Chock Full o’Bits is a PDC Attendee’s Dream Come True! Apparently there are all sorts of interesting bits being given away at PDC 2008 to developers. All developers will be getting a 160Gb external USB2 drive full of content. Mike […]

A Microsoft venture fund

Kevin Merritt has a great suggestion for creating a Microsoft venture fund. This is not new, I wrote about my displeasure with the proposed Yahoo! deal back. Kevin has thought about a YCombinator-esque microfunding model. A three person team comprised of Ray Ozzie, Don Dodge and Dare Obasanjo would be the investment committee. Anyone can […]

What would you do with $44 Billion?

Forty four billion dollars! It’s a huge sum of money. It’s a lot of money to pay to create Pepsi (apparently I prefer Coke). Others have provided their analysis of the deal. There is a mad rush to create a true competitor to Google in the rapidly growing online advertising market and now that a […]

The Platform is the Core

Live Mesh was launched yesterday at Web2Expo in San Francisco. Our design goals for Live Mesh are to have… …your devices work together …your data and applications available from anywhere …the people you need to connect with just a few clicks away for sharing and collaborating … the information you need to stay up-to-date and […]