Archive for June, 2007

Tom makes some great points in his post today about the looming disaster that could be Friday’s iPhone launch in the US. I’ve always been fond of my Nokias and having read his info I’m rethinking my next upgrade, even if only half turns out to be true.


How will the contracts work here (if they ever decide on a provider), and just how much money will we have to send Apple’s way?

And what about support? If Tom’s source is right it makes me wonder if the Techmeme story of a few weeks ago showing the AT&T iPhone Support manual the employees were receiving in training was a very deliberate leak.

Think about it. As that support manager you’ve got to impress the boss on launch weekend so to keep down the no. of incoming calls would you leak the handbook your employees received? That should cut the no. of calls around activation and navigation annoyances ….mmmmm. iphone youtube noelia ron paul frank rich myspace paris hilton skyblog dailymotion descargar facebook videos music bebo google


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…but IBM is going all social and Web 2.0. As an ex IBMer I like to keep in touch with what’s happening across the Big Blue world, even more so since I discovered they now actively encourage employees to blog, so thanks to Damien for noticing this.


19 Jun 2007:

today announced “Web 2.0 Goes to Work,” an IBM initiative to help
organizations bring the value of Web 2.0 — such as easy access to
information, rich, browser-based applications, and social networking
and collaboration software — into the enterprise in a security-rich,
reliable way.

Read the full press release : IBM Initiative to Move Web 2.0 Center Stage.

Those trying to manage outsourced implementation, development or testing teams in multiple geographies could do worse than check out Lotus Quickr. Is this a SharePoint killer? How will the likes of the DotProject community and others providing open collaboration software react?

IBM Lotus Quickr — an open standards-based team collaboration tool
that helps teams inside and outside a company firewall easily and
effectively work together across geographies, work styles and operating
systems. It offers a rich set of team collaboration capabilities,
including blogs, wikis and team space templates supporting a variety of
business processes to get a collaboration project up and running
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Is it a trick of the mind or is the original hand bigger?

Judge for yourself over at BoingBoing.youtube ron paul myspace noelia dailymotion bebo iphone paris hilton facebook videos akon music naruto xanga britney

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Blogger power is great! No sooner had I posted earlier today that blog helper site Bligter was not mentioned on TechCrunch than along came the search engine referrals, and blow me, they paid some attention.

Presumably the rears of those responsible for Bligter marketing were kicked and it’s now listed on TechCrunch. Due to moderation, my own contribution hasn’t made it on there yet.

Bligter on TechCrunch Swicki

Your favourite Irish bookie is now taking bets on whether Arrington and the Crunch crew will actually review the site 😉50 cent akon authority bebo beyonce britney dailymotion digby facebook fergie flickr google harry potter hillary iphone myspace paris hilton paul potts you tube

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I received the following invite on comments yesterday :

Dear Jim,
I would like you to be one of the first to know about bligter.com a new 2.0 web service for bloggers.
Please visit http://www.bligter.com and feel free to enter any post you like.
Best Regards.
Karen Cho
User experience manager

This site is so new that the famous Mr. Arrington and crew over at TechCrunch haven’t come across it yet, as this swicki search proves!

Bligter Beta Home

So what the hell is Bligter? Well it’s far from bleedin’ obvious. Perhaps Karen would like to explain the tagline for us? “Making blogging easier” how exactly?

Bligter appears to be a poor man’s Digg of sorts, a blog posts collector intended to be a place you can go for inspiration (or just to plagiarize) for your own content when writer’s block strikes, with the ability to locate relevant posts by tags.

At the moment, half the damn links aren’t working to navigate the site and clicking “Get Post” results in the following:

This service is not available jet. We are now collecting post. In a few
days we will publish the first hundreds posts. You may send us a post.
Just fill in the form:

Note the spelling and grammar. This is the case on the homepage too, unforgivable.

Oh Karen, this is just poor, and what’s worse most people you invite to this beta will be so turned off by the God awful site design they won’t be bothered to give it a fair go. My advice to Bligter …get the functionality down then give it a substantial Web 2.0 makeover before any launch.

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