- Network Effects in Data – O’Reilly Radar – Nick Carr's difficulty in understanding my argument that cloud computing is likely to end up a low-margin business unless companies find some way to harness the network effects that are the heart of Web 2.0 made me realize that I use the term "network effects" somewhat differently, and not in the simplistic way many people understand it.
- Windows Live Dev : Windows Live ID Becomes an OpenID Provider – Beginning today, Windows Live ID is publicly committing to support the OpenID digital identity framework with the announcement of the public availability of a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Windows Live ID OpenID Provider.
You will soon be able to use your Windows Live ID account to sign in to any OpenID Web site!
- Update: Microsoft launches Windows Azure for the cloud | InfoWorld | News | 2008-10-27 | By Paul Krill and Eric Knorr – At Microsoft's PDC (Professional Developers Conference) in Los Angeles, Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie unveiled the company's much-anticipated cloud computing platform, dubbed Windows Azure.
- Azure Services Platform – Build new applications in the cloud – or use interoperable services that run on Microsoft infrastructure to extend and enhance your existing applications. You choose what’s right for you.
- Open source: How e-voting should be done | InfoWorld | News | 2008-10-27 | By Paul Venezia – An open source approach to open voting systems is essential to the integrity of our electoral process. Here's a technical blueprint for securing the vote
- Obama Draws More Than 100,000 At Denver Rally (PHOTOS) – Barack Obama drew a crowd of over 100,000 at a rally in Denver on Sunday, the AP reports:
- Will Kindle sales spike because of ‘Oprah effect’? | News – Digital Media – CNET News – Oprah, who became a force in book publishing in the mid 1990s when she began recommending her favorite titles on her TV show, said during Friday's broadcast that the Kindle, Amazon.com's electronic book reader is her "new favorite gadget." She also called the device "life changing."
- CrunchGear » Archive » Sprint officially releasing HTC Touch Pro next week – Here comes the HTC Touch Pro. It’ll be available on the Sprint network with availability starting next week at “select national retailers” followed by availability in Sprint stores and on Sprint’s website starting November 2nd
- Times Online – WBLG: The McCain excuses begin – Joe Klein (Time Magazine) argues that Obama is winning rather than McCain losing: Barack Obama has prospered in this presidential campaign because of the steadiness of his temperament and the judicious quality of his decision-making.
So I’m stuck here in Kansas City airport on my way to San Francisco and I not that upset as I have my trusty Sprint EVDO card with me and I’m getting an average of 1 MB download speed. Who needs WiFi when EVDO gives you all the bandwidth you need and it’s almost everywhere. I have been getting 1 MB from my Sprint card consistently and the connection seems as reliable if not more so than the standard 802.11x connections I typically use when I travel. EVDO rocks! 🙂