Verizon Wireless is going to launch VCast TV today as promised.
I've seen demo's of digital broadcast for mobile and the video quality is truly impressive.
But aside from live events (ie sports mostly) consumers mostly want unicast.
I think the tradeoff of beautiful broadcast vs lower resolution unicast is a no brainer especially for mobile. Giving users control beats pretty video all day.
So until someone creates time shifting for mobile digital broadcast (ie tivo for mobile), I'll take unicast.
I've been using Lijit for the past few months.
Todd is a great guy and I always enjoy talking to him.
We were talking yesterday and he was telling about some new features and some interesting Lijit stats.
Then I checked out my profile on Lijit and saw some pretty cool stuff. Here's the search cloud that shows what visitors to my blog search on (using the widget).
This is great data and gives me some useful feedback about my blog and my visitors.
I was pretty surprised that it was getting any meaningful usage because in the past I had the Lijit widget on the right sidebar and as Todd reminded me it was below the fold :-)
I'm now moving it up and on the left sidebar. Give it a try. Love to hear what you think.
I've been listening to a lot of older tunes lately. Music that I listened to in high school and college.
And while I enjoy covers its sometimes better to listen to the original version.
Another girl, another planet (best if you turn up your speakers)
This song has been covered by the Replacements, Blink-182, Mighy Lemon Drops and others.
But the original is the best in my opinion.
Historically T-Mobile has always been willing to try new things in the US market.
They embrace new services and hardware sooner than others (eg Starbucks/hotspots, Blackberry Pearl, Sidekick, etc)
But it looks like they are digging a moat around a very tall walled garden.
Is this really about security or a worry about mobile skype.
I tried Apple's Keynote when it was first introduced. Version 1 didn't do it for me.
But since the beginning of Feb I've been using Keynote v3 exclusively. It's gorgeous and the latest version opens MSFT PowerPoint with ease.
If you are using a Mac (and judging from the stats I get from Feedburner many of you are) than give Keynote a try.
One of the things I miss most about SF is the restaurants. Especially brunch.
And one of our favorite brunch spots in SF is Ella's. It is a few blocks from our old place in Pacific Heights.
Today we had brunch at Garden of Eden in the South End in Boston. They don't have the homemade bread like Ella's or the chicken hash but the South End is as close to SF as it gets and the brunch at GOE is really great. Excellent food, friendly service and walking around the SouthEnd is always fun.
Very cool robot.
This is going to be really interesting when robots like this are $399 in retail and are connected to the internet.
Yesterday I left my house at 4am and had a bunch of meetings in NYC
I met up with Howard, Lindsay, Adam and the gang at Wallstrip. The creative energy there is awesome. They are building something great and they are fun along the way. You can feel good karma everywhere.
I also met with a startup that I can't talk about yet but it looks like they are going to join the Spark family soon. The founder is a terrific guy and together with his small team they are working really hard on a big idea. It breaks all the rules of conventional wisdom and I love it. (I can't wait to blog more about it)
As I was heading back to LaGuardia airport that evening I was buzzing. The energy level from the various meetings was bouncing inside of me. It's a special kind of energy that only can come from startups. And it is infectious.