Friday, April 06, 2012

Mobile Payment solutions

I can see more and more mobile payment solutions. Square has created a new mobile payment solution (where you would use your phone to buy something)  - this is apart from their credit card scan solution.

There are other solutions that do something similar. Also Groupon, Google Payment, and others can be used to create such innovative payment solutions.

Also that way I do not have to worry about losing my credit card information.

Monday, April 02, 2012

HP since last year

There is a lot of change in HP since my last post. There have been two diffenent CEO. There has been a change in their palm strategy. Also there is a complete change in their pc and printer business.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

HP and Buying spree and some more companies HP should buy

HP has been on buying/shopping spree.
After buying EDS, it has taken in 3com (who owned Palm for a while), and Palm. There has been rumors that may do a counter bid for Sybase. But there are other companies that it should consider.

  • Redhat / Jboss - it will give HP an App server that is popular in opensource world.
    • There are other alternatives that it should consider - such as Pramati
  • Citrix -  Citrix with its acquisition XEN may provide right punch to counter EMC/VMware (there are other intellectual properties such as spring that still need some thinking - such as JBoss)
  • Novell - With its Linux, Netware legacy, Mono  and other assets and a partnership with Microsoft in terms of patent sharing.. it may provide right set of tools to compete in the OS world... 

It may appear that one company may not provide everything it needs and it may need to acquire more than one... 

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

RB: Unofficial tech support returns home for the holidays



A nice article from Jeffery Chang, Associate Product Manager for Google Chrome.

Google promotes Google Chrome, but also promotes other browsers (in terms of asking users to upgrade to latest versions of them).

Official Google Blog: Unofficial tech support returns home for the holidays

I am trying to invent a new term "RB" - for ReBlog.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Google owns Gizmo5, but what about SipPhone?

Google has purchased Gizmo5, but there is not clarity as to what happens to SipPhone.com, SipHardware.com etc, are all these also owned by Google?

How is google going to use them?

in reference to: http://www.google.com/gizmo5/ (view on Google Sidewiki)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Adobe is not here, nor there

In the current spat of eBook readers, there is a platform that people completely missed. The PC and its newest version as netbooks and tablets.

Adobe with is reader and AIR platform (including acrobat online editor) is a leader in content distribution software, but for some reason has remained a laggard in eReader and its market place for unknown reasons.

in reference to: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/ (view on Google Sidewiki)

One of the nicest but most underutilized reader

Microsoft Reader remains one of the nice but highly under utilized (By Microsoft, Hence by Industry) reader software.

Compared to Kindle for PC, this has been around for a long time and still hasn't been improved a bit.

in reference to: http://www.microsoft.com/Reader/ (view on Google Sidewiki)

CNN's new UI reminds me of AOL

New CNN UI is portalized and reminds me of AOL. It appears as if CNN is trying to move away from its "news" roots and trying to "portalize" itself.

in reference to: http://www.cnn.com/ (view on Google Sidewiki)

NNTP interface for sidewiki

WIll Google Sidewiki ever offer an NNTP Interface? In many ways, it appears to provide similar functionality to what IE's Discuss option provided, just that not many actually got to configure it and use it.

in reference to: Google Sidewiki (view on Google Sidewiki)

Google Voice with your existing number - how about building a trapcall type service?

Google Voice Blog: Google Voice with your existing number

Now you can use google voice with your existing number and still use features such as visual voice mail etc... I wonder if Google will set up a service such as trap call (or even buy it)? that way, an user can transfer a call to Google Voice... for recording etc..and may even be able to set it up to be transferred elsewhere based on the rules that they may have setup.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Google gets Gizmo5, What next?

Google Voice Blog: Google welcomes Gizmo5

Finally, Google announced that they have acquired Gizmo5.

Wow.

I already had my Google Voice number being forwarded to Gizmo5, ringing on a home phone. Can I now say, that Gizmo5 will now offer Free outbound calling thru Google Voice?

What about acquiring http://www.gtalk2voip.com/? The company that built the technology to transfer the voip calls to GTalk and back? That would cover entire gamut of technology needed to work.

Will Gizmo client have to merge into Gtalk client and with that will it continue to support MSN and SKYPE etc? I hated Gizmo5 client so much, due to its intrusive code and it was really heavy.. I hope Google steers clear of much of its crap.

It will be interesting to see... how some of this actually even makes into Android... .. Think of a Wifi based android phone that works with Google Voice Service instead of a regular carrier.

:)

Zune Media Player for PC

I wonder why Microsoft would not use Zune Media Player for PC as a standard application and add support for all other media players (That support Windows Media). It is a great piece of software with a really nice UI.