Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

ETech Voyeurism: Coder to Cofounder

Just came across Phil Windley’s summary of the tutorial Coder to CoFounder at ETech by Marc Hedlund. I didn’t make it to ETech, so I can’t give any first-hand account, but even Phil’s summary is worth reading if you are interested in startups and trying to decide between being a founder and going to [...]

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Pricing Enterprise Software

I find the economics of enterprise software to be quite interesting, but have never had a theory of pricing that I really felt comfortable with. I’d like to present a new (to me) explanation for how price is deterimined.
Many people are uncomfortable with the concept of “enterprise software” as some how different from other software. [...]

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Adventures in Retail

Had a few hours to kill in Midtown Manhattan today, and so took the opportunity to check out some retail that can only exist in New York.
First I went by the Apple Store on 5th Avenue, which I like to call the Mother Church (standard mall Apple Stores being known as the iShrine). I hadn’t [...]

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Steve Vinoski on Extreme Programming at Iona

Thursday at StreamBase we had a lunch talk by Steve Vinoski, Chief Engineer at Iona Software. Our CEO (Barry Morris) is former CEO of Iona, and he asked Steve to talk to use about Extreme Programming (XP). Iona switched to the extreme programming model nearly 10 years ago, and was the first large product company [...]

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StreamBase DaVinci Coder – Free Software and Valuable Prizes (Cash)

In case people have forgotten, I work at a company I helped start called StreamBase that came out of my graduate research. The product is a stream processing engine, meaning it consumes and processes tens to hundreds of thousands of events per second, from sources like sensor networks, stock markets, or the global interweb, and [...]

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Google Takes College Recruiting to the Next Level

I dropped by MIT this weekend to check out the CalTech cannon hack. This is campus preview weekend, when admitted students are invited to visit the MIT campus to be wooed by admissions officials and current students alike. As a rule current students drop what they are doing to provide entertainment for themselves and occationally [...]

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MacBook Pro – Killing the PowerBook Brand

When Apple announced the MacBook Pro, my first reaction was not to any of the hardware changes but to the name. This machine represents the end of the PowerBook brand name, a brand that dates back well before the PowerPC processor, to the first Apple notebook computers in 1991. I believed that PowerBook was one [...]

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Google Just Isn’t Very Good

I was reminded again today of the number of smart people that have been swallowed up by Google. Google seems to have hired everyone in San Jose, according to Indeed.com’s new job numbers. They have offices in New York, and I hear they are opening new offices in Philadelphia and Boston. They seem to be [...]

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Deconstructing the Ann Arbor News

A new article from Jeff Jarvis on Deconstructing the Newspaper really hits the nail on the head for me. I’ve been constantly annoyed by the Ann Arbor News for trying to be a national newspaper, trying to be all things to all people. I want a local newspaper that covers local news. I get the [...]

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