Feed Search vs Site Search

Jeremy Zawodny writes that “today’s leading search engines weren’t designed to work in a world with millions of feeds.

In the old web, most content never changes. The only exceptions seem to be traditional news outlets (CNN, New York Times, and so on). That means search engines can crawl most sites infrequently and nobody really notices. Missing the last few days worth of stuff isn’t that big a deal as long as you crawl those “news” sites regularly. Also, there’s no way to find out which pages have changed without crawling the whole site, and that’s quite expensive.

In the new world, feeds update frequently. Blogs start to look a like like “news” sites to search engine crawlers. But the updates are contained within the feed, so there’s no need to crawl every link on the site looking for the new stuff. In other words, the cost of staying current on site changes is much lower when feeds are available.

Once this feed stuff hits the tipping point (I think we’re close), things will get really, really interesting. Suddenly these feed sources will be the thing people care about. The model of “search and find” or “browse and read” will turn into “search, find, and subscribe” for a growing segment of Internet users and it will really change how they deal with information on the web.

Rich Skrenta calls it “The Daily Internet.”

The proliferation of incremental content sources, all pumping out new material on a regular basis, is what the mainstream Internet user will consume. It’s the difference between doing research or reading a magazine. At Topix.net we believe that editorial automation is necessary to manage this massive, growing content stream. Other startups like Feedster and Technorati are also focused on improving access to the incremental Internet. This is the future of audience on the net, as well as the next online advertising frontier.

John Battelle adds: “Content is king, search is the king’s phonebook (or index…). I certainly agree, but the two are entirely intertwingled. Google et al do well when content does well, otherwise, what is there to index? The big question, however, is whether Google wants to start playing in the content aggregation space – the new model of ‘search, find, subscribe’ that Jeremy discusses. Yahoo has already decided it does (and the buzz is that more is coming…). So has MSN and AOL. But at the end of the day, the tail is far too big on this beast, and no one place can own the conversation.”

Microsoft and Linux

Forbes has a story about Microsoft’s new tune on Linux:

Microsoft has finally met its match against software that is largely downloadable for free. Investors discount it into the stock price. In a private meeting with executives in May, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer griped that Microsoft’s profits have more than doubled in the past six years, but the stock, at $29, is right where it was back then.

“Linux creates a cloud of uncertainty over Microsoft. Every time Red Hat reports earnings, Microsoft seems to take a hit,” says Goldman Sachs software analyst Richard Sherlund.

The reality is a bit less dire. Microsoft’s revenue climbed 14% this year to $36.84 billion. What Linux is doing is taking away greater opportunities. Few companies running Windows are switching to Linux; most of the converts come from Unix systems supplied by Sun, Hewlett-Packard and IBM.

But Linux is doing well in server software and threatens serious inroads into Microsoft’s desktop monopoly. In the next two years Linux server revenue will grow $2.2 billion, while Microsoft’s will grow $2.5 billion, according to research firm Gartner. Linux at some point could be good enough to run home PCs. It has just a 3% market share for desktop software, mostly in schools and overseas (that’s more than Apple’s). Linux vendor Novell is now rolling out Linux for its own employees’ PCs and has 18 customers signed up for trial runs.

Google Browser?

Jason Kottke writes:

Google is investing heavily in JavaScript-powered desktop-like web apps like Gmail and Blogger (the posting inferface is now WYSIWYG). Google could use their JavaScript expertise (in the form of Gmail ubercoder Chris Wetherell) to build Mozilla applications. Built-in blogging tools. Built-in Gmail tools. Built-in search tools. A search pane that watches what you’re browsing and suggests related pages and search queries or watches what you’re blogging and suggests related pages, news items, or emails you’ve written. Google Toolbar++.

A Google Browser is a no-brainer for them and they have to be thinking about it. It’s been obvious for awhile now that Google isn’t a search company, nor are they an advertising company, despite what the experts have to say. Sorry to sound like a broken record, but I’m convinced they’re building an operating system (of sorts) from which they will dispense all sorts of applications and data (as well as allow other people/companies to do the same in this fashion). What we could see is the next generation of office suite. Not Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook of Microsoft’s Office or iPhoto, iDVD, iMovie, iTunes, and Garageband of Apple’s iLife suite, but Google search, Gmail, Google Browser, Blogger, and perhaps even GIM.

Lenovo Group CEO Interview

Lenovo (formerly, Legend) is China’s largest PC company, with $3 billion in revenues. Excerpts from a Knowledge@Wharton interview with Lenovo chairman, Liu Chuanzhi:

Regarding the domestic market, we have seen that recently Legend’s market share has been declining. The main reason is that our strategy for the past three years was not so well set up. Three years ago, Legend’s market share was about 30%. In order to keep growing, the company decided to diversify into multiple sectors. I don’t think the top management team was well prepared for that. Their attention was distracted from the PC business, which is our core business.

In addition, the domestic market has been changing. Many small- and medium-sized companies have come up in the computer industry. Customers’ behavior has also changed. In the past, most of our orders were large orders that came from government institutions but now there are many orders from small companies and also from private individuals. We also have more foreign competitors that have come into the Chinese market. Their marketing and sales practices were more attuned to this changed customer behavior.

In view of these developments, this year Legend carried out a thorough and careful review of our plans in the past three years. We have decided to retreat from diversification and refocus on the PC business.

For those who are starting their careers and their own business at the startup stage, one word I would say to them is “perseverance.” They should know that everyone faces setbacks and failures — that this is part of everyone’s experience — and that they must stick to their goals and keep trying all the time.

For executives at large companies of Legend’s size, my advice is that they remember that in order to keep the company going over a long time, one success or one setback is not that important. The most important thing is to establish a solid management base. This needs three things. First, you have to find the right people and bring them to your team. Second, you have to decide the right strategy and plan. And third, you have to have strong execution power. With these three points a strong base can be established for the company.

Korean Broadband Miracle

WSJ has a commentary by Thomas Hazlett, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, who formerly served as chief economist of the Federal Communications Commission:

78% of Korean households subscribe to broadband, the highest penetration rate in the world and well over twice that of the U.S. While broadband via standard cable modems and digital subscriber line (DSL) services are available for about $27 a month, households paying about $52 a month receive lightning fast 20 mbps VDSL service — connections sufficient to receive live high-definition TV. In short, the apartment dweller in Korea enjoys the same level of Internet service as the largest corporate customers in the U.S. All this in a country of 48 million which, in 1979, had just 240,000 phone subscribers.

Circle back to the government’s original goal: introducing local phone competition. It flopped, at least in the way regulators expected. While minutes of use on KT’s phone network declined by a stunning 12% last year, the primary reason is intermodal competition as consumers switch to mobile phones (with 36 million subscribers) and Internet substitutes. Given ubiquitous broadband, voice traffic is migrating to “Voice over Internet protocol” (VOIP) and e-mail.

Sang-Seung Yi, an economist at Seoul National University, explains that the “Korean broadband market succeeded because of fierce facilities-based competition among Hanaro, Thrunet and KT. This took place not because of ‘smart’ government regulation such as unbundling, but because of the absence of regulation.” Other factors feed the broadband miracle, of course. Koreans live in close proximity to one another, so the cost of building networks tends to be low. The Korean government has subsidized certain applications and invested public monies in broadband and wireless. And the fabled Korean demand for online gaming suggests a hunger for broadband applications.

Will India learn and do the right things?

TECH TALK: An American Journey: Road Warrior

I experienced Wi-Fi for the first time in my life on this trip. In India, there really arent too many hotpots thanks to our governments policy of controlling access to the spectrum for public use. (There are indications now that Wi-Fi may finally be delicenced.) I also bought a notebook which had in-built Wi-Fi support. [I bought the Fujitsu Lifebook S6000 for about $1800 from Frys in Palo Alto. I realised that I had grown addicted to the keyboard of the Fujitsu notebook I had bought more than four years ago. Given the writing that I do, the keyboard was one of the most essential features for me.]

So, armed with a new notebook, I could try out the Wi-Fi connectivity. I didnt have to worry much in California all the hotels that we stayed at had DSL in the rooms. Then, I reached New York. In my wisdom of picking one of the more reasonably priced Manhattan hotels, I picked one which (a) did not have DSL (b) did not have Wi-Fi (c) charged 40 cents a minute for outgoing hotels. I thought this breed of hotels had long vanished!

Luckily, I was in the US. I quick visit to a nearby Starbucks got me a free one day account via T-mobile. [As an alternative, Kinkos is also there for the ones who find themselves in a situation similar to mine.] The next day, I took full advantage of the Wi-Fi at Columbia University (where I had gone for a meeting) which blankets much of the neighbourhood. Sitting on the lawn where I spent many an afternoon 16 years ago brought back old memories.

Wi-Fi is definitely both productivity-enhancing and addicting. The ability to open up a notebook, get connected within seconds to a network (for free or for a fee), and check ones email and browse the Internet is cool! I can only imagine how life will be once WiMax blankets entire geographical areas. In India, of course, we have another interesting option: Reliance Infocomms service allows Internet access from most towns and cities for 40 paise (less than 1 cent) a minute.

On the phone front, I had my India cellphone (Orange account) with international roaming. I had finally gotten rid of my 40-month-old Motorola cellphone for a Nokia 6600. The triband feature worked just fine. Switch it on and it would automatically get a GSM network. (I had to manually select the frequency band in my old Motorola phone.) Of course, the roaming charges are killing this is one place where the cellcos still rip you off. I had an alternative which I did not take I could have bought a local GSM prepaid account (since I had given my India cell number to most of the people I was meeting). On my next trip, I think I will carry an extra cellphone which I can use with a local prepaid card for local calls. I am already looking forward to the next generation of cellphones which have Wi-Fi built-in.

In addition, I have one of those prepaid calling cards in the US which allow me to make calls for a few cents a minute in the US from any landline phone. This way, I dont have to pay the usurious charges of hotel phones.

Taken together, these are the basics that a road warrior needs: hotels with DSL/Wi-Fi access, Wi-Fi enabled notebook, GSM cellphone with triband support and international roaming, and a local calling card/prepaid account for in-country calls. As a backup, I also have a CompuServ dial-up Internet account and a GRIC account (but didnt have to use either of them on this trip). Being connected is critical thats the only way we could have ensured that we did as many meetings as we did!

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Wireless Grids

[via Slashdot] IEEE Internet Computing has a lengthy report: “Wireless grids, a new type of resource-sharing network, connect sensors, mobile phones, and other edge devices with each other and with wired grids. Ad hoc distributed resource sharing allows these devices to offer new resources and locations of use for grid computing. This article places wireless grids in context, explains their basic requirements, and provides an example implementation that uses a wireless grid for distributed audio recording. Finally, it introduces articles in this special issue on wireless grid architectures and applications.”

A summary by Roland Piquepaille.

Blogs and the Developing World

Exceprts from an interview with Ethan Zuckerman:

In free market journalism you’re allowed to print whatever stories your audience wants to read. And because you know your audience is more interested in Michael Jackson than Jesse Jackson, you’re going to run fewer stories on policy and more on the abuse of boys on Neverland Ranch. Unless you get some extremely strong current of countervailing opinion, your coverage tends to fall towards the lowest common denominator. That’s why the international news hole in domestic television coverage has shrunk to almost nothing in recent years. The assumption is that no one’s interested.

That’s why a blogging community that pays attention to the rest of the world is so important. If bloggers talk about what’s happening in Africa, say, that not only means that more people have access to information about what’s going on there, it also means that there’s a countervailing force which shows the editors at the New York Times that people are interested enough in these issues to read about them.

One of the kinds of bridges I’d like to build is between talk radio and blogging. For much of the world, talk radio shows are their blogs: you have something to say, you find a platform to say it on, lots of people can hear you say it and they respond to it. Encouraging people to blog in Ghana is all well and good, but at the moment, most of the interesting debate there is happening on talk radio.

What’s interesting about digital technology is not just that it lets you create tools and hand them out to large audiences, but that once you figure out how to use those tools you’re able to build new tools for your own local, specific purposes, but in ways that contribute to the rest of the world as well. It’s not just about getting computers into hospitals and schools. What it’s really about is ensuring that we have software developers all over the world who can help those doctors and teachers design the tools they need.

Telecom Disruption

WSJ writes about how cable, Internet and wireless are hurting the phone networks and threatening their business model:

The Bells have lost some 28 million local phone lines since the end of 2000 — a drop of more than 18%. This is the first time since the Great Depression that phone companies have seen their lines decline. The Bells are now losing 4% of their residential lines a year.

Cablevision Systems Corp. signed up 115,000 phone subscribers in just over seven months in its New York region. Cox Communications Inc., the Atlanta-based cable company, is already the 12th-largest phone company in the country, with 1.1 million Internet and traditional phone customers. Comcast Corp., the nation’s biggest cable company, plans to offer Internet phone service to 40 million homes by the end of next year. And Internet phone start-ups like Vonage Holdings Corp. and Skype Technologies SA are signing up thousands of customers.

Behind the telephone earthquake is a giant force in business history: Just a few years after the Internet investment bubble spectacularly burst, the Web is now maturing and irrevocably transforming commerce. Today phone calls — just like music, photos, and video — can be turned into digital information and delivered much like e-mail over the Internet.

Marketing Book

Brad Feld writes about a book entitled “Your Marketing Sucks.”

This book reinforced a lot of messages around using that thing that I refer to as demand creation to generate value in your business. I knew I’d at least enjoy the book (even if it wasn’t good) when the first chapter started out with the rule that “Marketing is not about spending money on such things as advertising, direct mail, and P.R. Those are just tools. Marketing is about growing your business – its revenues, profit, and valuation.” Ok – well – duh – but it’s often overlooked. When the author started the next chapter with “Most companies make salesmanship the last step in the marketing process. Most companies are wrong: Salesmanship should have come first” I was hooked – at least for the hour it took me to read the book.

While the book has all the flaws of today’s typical business book (author platitudes followed up by mediocre and often self-serving examples, desperate need of a better editor, and reader fatigue after about 150 pages), it’s still a worthwhile book for a CEO struggling with demand creation (I mean marketing).

Google and AIM

Apple-X.net has a post on how Google could overthrow AOL’s Instant Messenger with its own solution built around Jabber:

[Jabber] is an open-source messaging protocol that can do basically everything that AIM can do, except that no large companies have really endorsed it yet, so it hasn’t caught on that much (a mixed blessing). Like other ways of communicating online, like email and IRC, Jabber doesn’t strictly depend on a particular server. Most Jabber IDs are @jabber.org, but they don’t have to be.

An important feature of Joogle would have to be contact list portability and file transfer behind NAT, neither of which Jabber can really provide. Thus, Google could implement such features in their own client, which would also display a text ad in the contact list.
And it would work, even if users could choose to use a different Jabber client that didn’t display an ad and was even more customisable, for the same reason more AIM users don’t use Gaim.

What else would it need? Audio chats are important in modern IMing, so this is a must. Optimally, Joogle’s audio chats would be compatible with other VoIP software, like Skype and iChat. Also, since AIM maintains some public chatrooms, Google would be obligated to provide these as well. The difference? AIM’s are totally unmoderated, which allows bots to clog the rooms (there are often ten bots per user in these rooms). Google could moderate their own rooms, filtering out the constant droning of COME SEE MY WEBCAM, enabling users to carry on, at least, semi-intelligent conversations.

In the end, what would this accomplish? It’d hand the world of real-time messaging back to the public (there are dozens of different Jabber clients), end client incompatibility once and for all (assuming many people switched over to Jabber), and stop companies like AOL, which are arguably very evil, from monopolising a very fundamental ability and use of the internet.

TECH TALK: An American Journey: August Travel and Meetings

Ever since I returned to India after my MS and a couple years work experience in 1992, a visit to the US has been a time for introspection and looking forward. I have been back about 8 times since then. Travelling and meeting people has always helped me refine some of my thinking, and in many cases, extended it. There is something about the US (or maybe it is just being away from India!) which has helped inspire me.

My most recent trip in August was no different. I was there with my colleague, Atanu Dey, to discuss about our Emergic vision to reinvent computing as a utility for the emerging markets, and meet up with companies which may have some elements of technology which we could use to build upon.

In many ways, this trip reminded me of the one I undertook almost exactly a decade ago. Then too, I crisscrossed the country talking and thinking about IndiaWorld. (At that time, I remember Delta Airlines had an option of unlimited standby travel for a fixed price.) This time around, it was a much more planned trip which resulted in over 60 meetings in about 15 days with plenty of points to mull over.

In some ways, meetings are mirrors they help reflect what one is thinking. It hones the presentation. Most importantly, one gets the wisdom of crowds (to borrow the title of a new book by James Surowiecki). Each meeting has something unique based on what people respond do, a different set of hyperlinks is followed. It is possible to distill insights both at a micro- and a macro-level.

The other thing I like about travelling is that it gives me chunky time to think. This is much harder to do sitting in the office here in Mumbai. Airports and flights are particularly good places to switch off from the world around and think through issues which may have arisen from the meetings, or just read a book and ponder its learnings.

On this trip, Atanu and I also drove down route 1 in California for the better part of the journey from the Bay Area to Los Angeles. (We spent an almost equal time on 1, 101 and LA traffic!) Our return journey was on route 5. Going down to LA, we discussed how education could be transformed in emerging markets with the low-cost computing platform that we are building. On the way back, Atanu talked about how southern California had been transformed by the Central Valley Project which brought water to what was essentially a desert area.

I couldnt help but think about the analogy about what we wanted to: we wanted to irrigate the technological wastelands and deserts of India. Someone looked at the Central Valley in California and saw not a desert, but a fertile agricultural belt. Someone had the vision to see a network of roads and a grid of water pipelines. We have to similarly build the grids of tomorrow built around computing and communications.

Theres nothing like a few days of travel in foreign lands to invigorate the mind and help distill the vision for tomorrow. Thats what our travel and meetings did. And in the process, there were some other learnings and observations.

Tomorrow: Road Warrior

India Report

[via Paul Bradley] Lowy Institute for International Policy has just published a report (1.1 MB, PDF) on “India: the next economic giant.”

It “assesses the emergence of India as a major new player in today’s global economy. It provides an overview of India’s sustained progress with economic reform to date, examines the degree of the economy’s re-engagement with the rest of the world, and describes some of the challenges that still lie ahead. The Paper also analyses the implications of the rise of this new economic giant for the international economy and for Australia.”

Methanol Fuel Cells

The New York Times writes:

“The battery has become the laggard in new technology,” said William P. Acker, president and chief executive of MTI Micro Fuel Cells, a miniature-fuel-cell developer based in Albany.

Unlike the fuel cells that are being touted as a way to power cars and trucks, the smaller versions do not use hydrogen gas as a fuel. Hydrogen is explosive, and using it with small devices would pose storage and safety problems. If nothing else, security concerns would probably make it impossible for airline passengers to carry, say, an MP3 player with even a small cylinder of hydrogen attached.

Instead, the fuel of choice in small fuel cells is methanol, an alcohol that is most commonly produced from natural gas, although it can be produced using coal or even the foul-smelling gas from landfills. Inside the cell, the methanol combines with water to make carbon dioxide, hydrogen ions and electrons.

EMC’s VMware Plans

WSJ writes about the increasing sue of virtual machines software:

VMware’s trick is to fool each operating system on a physical machine into thinking it is talking directly to the hardware, when it really is communicating with VMware. Each virtual machine is essentially a changing file that describes what it is doing at that moment.

This can yield dividends for corporate users. Servers are generally dedicated to one task — processing e-mail, for example — and in the era of fast processor chips, their full power often isn’t used. Some studies put the average utilization rate on Intel-compatible servers, which VMware works on, at about 15%.

So four or more virtual machines could run on one server with little performance penalty. That means buying fewer servers. Administrators also can create scores of virtual desktop machines for office workers that actually run on centralized servers.

Prudential UK, a unit of London-based insurer Prudential PLC, decided last year to put some call-center and back-office operations in Bombay, in part to cut costs. But Prudential (which is unrelated to the like-named U.S. insurer) realized that computers in Bombay, more than 4,000 miles from London, couldn’t maintain a quick-enough connection to the insurer’s databases in the home office, says Andy Ruby, head of infrastructure design.

So he left the hardware in Britain. Mr. Ruby set up 800 VMware virtual machines, acting like desktop PCs, running on about 60 servers in Prudential’s data center, where they can quickly connect to databases. The Indian workers sit in front of PCs that are essentially empty shells to display the far-away virtual PCs. While the time lag created by the distance is still there, the virtual machines’ proximity to the database lessens the effect.

Knowing Your Customer

Telepocalypse has a post on customer relationship management:

The four key axes are as follows:

1. How do we locate this customer? You dont know someone unless you can ask for data that uniquely differentiates them from everyone else. This includes the obvious things like account numbers and login user names. It also includes those profile fields that you use to search for individual customers: name, address, social security number, etc.

2. How do we authenticate this customer? You dont know them if someone else can act as an impostor.

3. What are they authorized to do? You dont know someone unless you place appropriate bounds on their capabilities. (Is it safe to give someone a pair of scissors? Only if you know they arent a young child or a psychopath.) You cant protect your customers privacy either unless you constrain what other customers can see and do.

4. How else do we know this customer? Your customer may subscribe to multiple products that you offer. You dont know your customer until you get a complete picture of their portfolio of relationships with you.

None of these activities is trivial. Coordination of the policies on data collection procedures and storage formats is a lot of effort. Federated authentication is not easy to retro-fit into an operating company; too many legacy IT systems and incompatible security profiles. Getting the permission of customers to do things is a pain. Accurately matching multiple customer records is really hard.

Oil to Natural Gas

The Economist suggests that the worries over oil may be misplaced since natural gas could offer an alternative over the long-term:

Until recently, the development of a global gas market has been hindered by one inconvenient fact. Gas is, by definition, gaseous at room temperature; oil is a liquid that can easily be transported. Gas traditionally needed elaborate systems of pipelines to get it from the wellhead to the customer. That meant it was typically used fairly close to where it was produced, shipped at great expense via pipelineor, more often, simply wasted.

The rise of LNG promises to change that. Put simply, gas can be frozen into liquid form near its source, shipped to market in refrigerated tankers, warmed back into gaseous form on foreign shores and injected into the local pipeline system. Thanks to this technological advance, gas has the potential to be a fungible, global commodity like oil.

Treo PC

treonauts >Andrew Carton writes:

Imagine this scenario:

1. A 17″ Bluetooth+WiFi enabled LCD monitor (or any other monitor)
2. A Bluetooth Keyboard & Mouse
3. Your future Treo Zen with broadband wireless connectivity

No wires, nothing to connect, just place your Treo in proximity (up to 20 feet) to your monitor and you’re done – that’s your next PC!!!

Thus the Treo Zen acts as a thin-client and all the actual application processing can be done remotely… You could then do everything you currently do on your PC like watching movies, listening to music, playing games, working (of course), shopping, access information and services and all the countless other things that we currently or in the future will be doing via a digital network.

Flickr and del.icio.us

Jon Udell writes that with the two services, “social networking goes beyond sharing contacts and connections.”

Both Flickr and and del.icio.us address specific activities that benefit from an informal, diverse network of people. Flickr, as I would explain it to my friends and family, is a way to easily upload and share digital photos. And del.icio.us does the same thing, only for Web bookmarks.

To CTOs, though, Id say that both are collaborative systems for building a shared database of items, developing a metadata vocabulary about the items, performing metadata-driven queries, and monitoring change in areas of interest. In the case of Flickr, an item is a photo; in the case of del.icio.us, its a URL. But the same methods could apply to any of the shared digital artifacts that we create, find, and use in the course of our daily work.

Abandoning taxonomy is the first ingredient of success. These systems just use bags of keywords that draw from and extend a flat namespace. In other words, you tag an item with a list of existing and/or new keywords. Of course, that ideas been around for decades, so whats special about Flickr and del.icio.us? Sometimes a difference in degree becomes a difference in kind. The degree to which these systems bind the assignment of tags to their use in a tight feedback loop is that kind of difference.

Feedback is immediate. As soon as you assign a tag to an item, you see the cluster of items carrying the same tag. If thats not what you expected, youre given incentive to change the tag or add another. If your items arent confidential and online-only access is sufficient, this can be a great way to manage personal information. But the real power emerges when you expand the scope to include all items, from all users, that match your tag. Again, that view might not be what you expected. In that case, you can adapt to the group norm, keep your tag in a bid to influence the group norm, or both.

These systems offer lots of ways to visualize and refine the tag space. Its easy to know whether a tag youve used is unique or, conversely, popular. Its easy to rename a tag across a set of items. Its easy to perform queries that combine tags. Armed with such powerful tools, people can collectively enrich shared data. But will they? The success of Flickr and del.icio.us wont necessarily translate to the intranet. You can import the global-hive mind, but you cant export the local-hive mind. That asymmetry defines the challenge we face as enterprise knowledge gardeners.

Internet Trends

Forbes discusses six trends, part of what it calls “My Internet.com.” The six trends: VoIP, Online Gaming, Mobile TV, Embedded Networks, Thoughtful Gadgets and Broadband Wireless. Forbes profiles a company for each of these trends.