Archive of February 2003

Cnet: Put up or shut up at tech trade show

My spin by, Ramon Ray, Smallbiztechnology.com: Wouldn’t it have been nice if companies would have produced technology to solve problems from the start. Why wait until the economy is going negative? A conference dedicated to showcasing new technology is out to prove that tech innovation isn’t dead; it’s just become more practical. During the dot-com [...]

PC Advisor: Vendors turn GSM phones into walkie-talkies

My spin by, Ramon Ray, Smallbiztechnology.com: Hmmm, competition for Nextel hey? Ericsson, Nokia and Siemens today announced that they are teaming up to jointly define specifications for a common operating standard for direct-call push-to-talk services over GPRS. The three, traditionally rivals in the GSM network space, are jointly defining technology specifications to enable “push to [...]

BizReport: Google Buys Web Publishing Tool Blogger My spin: (Ramon Ray, Smalbiztechnology.com) I’ve used Blogger for about a year or so now, to post the news of Smallbiztechnology.com. It’s pretty easy to use, and has some nice features – like being able to post a blog via email and a built in spell checker. I [...]

NY Times; Ubiquitous Yet Little Used, the Diskette Hangs On My spin: Diskettes should be kept on a PC – they come in so handy – now and then. Sure USB diskettes, CD-ROMs and other devices are increasing in use, but diskettes can hold their own and do have their place Excerpt: Most people have [...]

Forbes: David Versus Microsoft

My spin: Making only $1 million a year is NOT a David vs Microsoft battle. It’s more like a gnat vs a GIANT battle. Blue Tie needs to grow a lot more before we start thinking of it as any significant competition to Microsoft. Most likely Blue Tie will get bought out by someone else. [...]