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Tweet Some really interesting tech products are being introduced as we move toward the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show. Here’s two of this for this blog: Velocomp iBike and SensoGlove Digital Golf Glove. The Velocomp iBike is described this way: … by www.iBikeDash.com, a leading sports technology company and creator of the iBike Dash CC Cycling Computer introduced today iBike Coach, which transforms your iPhone into an amazing bike computer. Available at Target and other major retailers, iBike Coach includes a water...

Tweet More TechCrunch Disrupt observations as this blogger downloads the Local Hero app and checks out Wiki Org Charts, called “the first platform on the web that allows users to pool their business contacts and collaboratively map the relationships that exist within a company.” But what’s LocalHero? Well, Ana Baltodano, CEO and co-founder described it in 15 seconds on Tout.com: Local Hero’s a smartphone app which draws from your social network feeds to help you determine which of your friends can,...

Tweet As TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco goes into day two, what becomes apparent to this blogger is TechCrunch blog founder Michael Arrington’s “departure” from the blog itself is, for all practical purposes, cosmetic. The famed “argument” between Arianna Huffington and Michael never really happened according to Huffington herself. Michael’s just playing it all to look more like a spat than it really is. Even to the point of asking for a favor for an “unemployed blogger” from...

Tweet The news is all over that TechCrunch Founder and Editor Michael Arrington may step down from running the blog not just to operate a new venture capital fund, but because the rumor is he was fired from AOL. What’s so weird is to read blog posts and articles that are dancing all over his grave, but forgetting that, as much as Michael may rub a lot of people the wrong way – journalists, venture capitalists, self-proclaimed former girlfriends, friends, bartenders, bloggers, politicians, and so on – had Arrington...

Tweet In a sign that Facebook’s not happy with Twitter being the “pulse of the planet”, it acquired rival social network FriendFeed today. Yes, Facebook gets all of the FriendFeed ex-Google employees. Bully for them. But what does it mean for a person like me who’s on both sites? For the answer, I checked Friend Feed’s blog. Well, to the unaided eye nothing. But then everything. Here’s my hypothesis: look for Facebook to morph into FriendFeed such that all of the content from your social...

Tweet More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! | Get my widget! YouTube, MySpace, Metacafe, Blip.tv, Sclipo and Viddler I had the pleasure of hanging out with two of my favorite “vloggers” Irina Slutsky and Tracy Swedlow, of Geek Entertainment Television and Interactive TV Today. The idea was really just to meet at a cool cafe called “Mission Pie” on 25th and Mission in San Francisco and share ideas as friends – we all know each other already; this wasn’t our first time talking but...

Tweet More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! | Get my widget!‘ On YouTube.com A few months ago, a few vloggers (that’s video-bloggers), most located in the SF Bay Area, and a few from other parts of the country came to meet in North Beach for the San Francisco YouTube As-One Meetup. Now you’re probably thinking “What’s the heck is that.” Well, the idea was started in 2007 by Cory Williams, AKA “Mr. Safety” who’s current claim to fame is something called “The...

Tweet Owen Thomas, who introduced me to the great libations at what was once Moose’s in North Beach during the Valleywag Friday happy hours of a few positive GDP growth cycles back, then left the helm of that Gawker-run tech gossip site, has landed on his feet at KNTV Digital, according to “Broadcasting & Cable”. Reportedly, Thomas will manage the NBC Bay Area website, nbcbayarea.com, but I’d guess absent the interesting, biting, and at times down right wild commentary that spared no one.  Well,...

Tweet   More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! I’m often surprised by the number of people who don’t catch on to the fact that for me making videos is much more than a hobby, it’s a job I earn a living from. I recently created a video on the Star Trek movie that pointed to its depiction of the San Francisco skyline as unrealistic because of the size of the buildings relative to The City’s culture of demanding “a human scale” of structures, and Star Trek’s new generation of...

Tweet   More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! For whatever reason – proximity to each other in Silicon Valley, a mutual admiration for the culture of each firm, or more concretely Apple’s constant drive to make its computers the best for video-bloggers – it seems Apple Computer and YouTube are all but one company. Consider that according to Apple Insider, Apple now has built in support for YouTube across all of the latest versions of its main product lines: IPhone, Apple TV, iMovie, and now QuickTime....

Tweet Brian Solis wrote a TechCrunch blog post where he states ask “Can the Statusphere Save Journalism?” With all due respect to Brian, he missed the real problem with journalism: money. Related Blogs ...

Tweet   More at Zennie62.com I happened on a number of blog posts about a company called “Promise Technology” and became more interested in these terms: “RAID” and “Cloud Computing” and because my grad school, Cal Berkeley is apparently at the center of the creation of this technology. Also, I think, particularly in the wake of the San Jose fiber-optic cable crime of yesterday, it’s important to shed a light on the little-known areas of technology and how they impact us. Promise...

Tweet I just read Sarah Lacy’s post on how she misses her husband and that he’s a great guy for being patient as she travels for her work, which is writing about all things — all almost all things — tech. It was heart-warming. It also reminded me of how one has to have a great relationship just to survive the demands of today’s work world. Congradulations to two great people. ...

Tweet Three days ago I decided to write a blog post that focused on an issue which at first glance would seem to have all the stuff of sleep-producing content.  It’s a tech matter involving a company known as Carbonite , who’s corporate mission is to provide “Unlimited online backup for one flat fee” according to its website, versus another firm Promise Technology.  The same website reads “How will you survive a computer disaster” and with a photo of a man that could very well...

Tweet First I take a stance on how backing up data is a personal responsibility and how Carbonite – a data protection company — should take the rap for losing its customer’s data, then I get comments on the San Francisco Blog about it, and from some high level folks, and now a press release?  Interesting.  It means our blogs matter in the tech world after all.  Here’s the release I got on Promise Technology’s news about an onsight parts replacement program: Promise Announces New...

Tweet I had to post this because it’s a classic example of not taking responsibility for something you did wrong.  The online backup company Carbonite reportedly lost a lot of client information : the data of over 7,500 of its customers who trusted it (past tense now) to keep their information in a protected area of cyberspace: a cloud they developed and around which their company is built. Now as long as I’ve been at this I’ve always got an earful about “backing up your data” so I would...

Tweet More at TC: “The Financial Times Group, which is owned by the British publisher Pearson, is not exactly the place you’d expect to find the latest search engine. But a startup deep within the bowels of the organization called FT Search is launching one at 8PM ET tonight called Newssift. It is a semantic search engine that sifts through business news, and it is not half bad, especially for bigger companies and broader topics.” ...

Tweet More at TechCrunch.com: “Diddit, a new site launching today to the public, is looking to help you check off all the things you’ve done with your life, and discover new things that you’d like to do. The site allows users to browse through thousands of activities in categories ranging from the bars you’ve visited to “Bizarre Retro Candies” you’ve eaten at one time or another. ” — I just joined, but I’m not sure what its value is — perhaps as another form of networking? ...

Tweet More ar SFGate: “Apple Inc. co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs still expects to return from his medical leave at the end of June, according to an Apple director who responded to an investor at the company’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday. The investor — who was the only one to press for details on Jobs’ health — had asked when the board knew Jobs planned to step away from his daily duties. Apple director Arthur Levinson responded that since Jobs announced Jan. 14 that he needed to go on leave, “nothing...

Tweet Mark Zuckerberg is Facebook’s Benevolent Dictator who says the social network is 176 million or the sixth largest nation in the World. Electing to preserve member privacy was him being nice. Suppose he didn’t do it? ...