Was reading this today by Derek, http://sivers.org/xn: So if it seems that there’s an uncrossable canyon between you and your heroes, don’t forget that all it takes is one connection to catch your rope, so you can shimmy across. And you can do this from anywhere by creating great stuff online, and reaching out to [...] Read more – ‘Who you know and how you treat them…’.
It’s time for a reboot http://www.nokpis.com/2012/04/01/fuck-you-im-the-d-on-this/ I was at a local Singaporean event the day after resume gate, chatting with a great friend, who just left yahoo btw, and I told him straight away Scott Thompson would have to go. He joked saying it was a big deal but it would blow over. We bet [...] Read more – ‘Fuck you, I’m the ‘D’ on this – part 2 (#marissadidit)’.
Just been to busy with spuul to blog much. I am also concentrating my efforts on community building versus blogging over at globalthing.com. Head on over to check it out… I am also possibly, maybe working on an update to this: http://www.nokpis.com/2012/04/01/fuck-you-im-the-d-on-this/ peace… Read more – ‘Updates!’.
Yes. www.spuul.com has launched. I would consider a beta and we have a long ways to go. However as small as it is – it is still fun to see users signing up, people enjoying the service, people having problems with it and even 1 week in our first paid subscriber. Pretty awesome to work on [...] Read more – ‘spuul’.
Small y from here on out. So everyone knows there were a lot of layoffs at yahoo. Now with Blake confirmed to be out it is obvious that the entire product team/strategy at yahoo is on the fritz. Given this – it was not a huge surprise, still a big blow, to hear that the [...] Read more – ‘yahoo/Koprol peeps looking for gigs.’.
I am writing this on a Sunday afternoon – probably the week before the axe starts to fall on peeps at Yahoo. If not this coming week than the week after. It is inevitable – the only major thing Scott Thompson can do to show that he is serious about turning around Yahoo is to [...] Read more – ‘Fuck you, I’m the ‘D’ on this’.
Ahhh. How much has changed. Last time I wrote I was still at Yahoo and had time for blogging. Now I am back in startup land - http://www.spuul.com/ - too busy to blog for the most part. I do my best to make it to every TWIA I can : http://thisweekinasia.net/2012/03/this-week-in-asia-twia-episode-109-suggest-a-startup-idea-to-the-samwer-brothers-to-clone/ Right now my focus is just on [...] Read more – ‘Focus!’.
Leave it to the Lex column in the FT to put a fresh spin on everything. This one popped out at me due to the implications on investments/money: The notion that government is not really keeping up with the people – just look at occupy wall street and some of the middle east uprisings as [...] Read more – ‘Seven Billion Humans – a pic…’.
Been a busy couple of weeks with work, events and some good old-fashioned networking. Say what you will about social networking, great tool – the real meat of networking is meeting real people, bonding and discussing things – yes things. I covered some of my activity here. Hats off to viki for their huge round [...] Read more – ‘To the Doers…’.
I arrived at 1am this morning and with plenty of jet lag on tap I decided to get going on the new iOS 5 download. Download was about 90 mins from Singapore – kind of long. Apple needs to host some bits around here. Sync. Backup. New OS and then restore. Wait – it says [...] Read more – ‘iOS 5 spotted in Singapore’.
I remember when I was kid while sitting in a car outside a laundry-mat having a radio station interrupt some music to announce Elvis was dead. As a kid I was a huge fan of Elvis. I was stunned. All I could think to do was cry. I was standing outside of Fry’s in Palo [...] Read more – ‘Where were you when you heard about Steve Jobs?’.
When in Sunnyvale I usually walk to work. Save gas, get some exercise and fit in a podcast or two. This is the same habit I share with my time in Singapore – except it’s cooler in Sunnyvale. There are a few crosswalks I have to navigate that don’t have a stop light. Usually no [...] Read more – ‘The out of Towners’.
It is monday and I spent fri,sat, and sun helping with OHD India 11. What an awesome event. Sure there were glitches, hiccups and plenty of chaos but that is also the part that makes it all that much better when the end result turns out to be so awesome. I think there were over [...] Read more – ‘#openhackindia 11 recap!’.
Information overload happens a ton these days so I tend to focus on just a few sites and/or podcasts. For information on the mobile markets – I am loving Horace over at Asymco.com. Detailed analysis, candid commentary and the willingness to make some bets as to where things will go. Also been listening to his [...] Read more – ‘Spotify Singapore’.
I moderated a panel at adTech in Singapore a few months back – all about how the tablet is changing the game for news and media consumption. AWSJ was there and the FT – 2 papers I read at times. I rarely by the AWSJ cause I get it in the hotels or pick it [...] Read more – ‘Apps or HTML 5 ?’.
I have been in the states for a few weeks with the awesome timing of being here when it is 4th of July. For some people it might be the parties, the fireworks, the sports or the food. For me though it is pretty simple. Time off from work, the family and a chance to [...] Read more – ‘What the 4th really means…’.
Been saying for some time that I think HP might be the only one with a chance to bust into the tablet ranks with something competitive. It won’t be RIM – the playbook stinks and is a big waste of time for RIM since while they work on that their core business is falling apart. [...] Read more – ‘HP might have a shot…’.
I have the great fortune of working a bit around the globe and for now I am back in the states for a while. Always fun to be back and enjoy America! Had a nice Friday night with work friends and close friends in the city. Just finished a weekend with mom and dad in [...] Read more – ‘Tidbits from the edge…’.
You can read this first since I have been saying the same things for a while when it come to phones. The battle lines are being drawn between RIM, the shell of Nokia, Android and Google. That’s it. I really don’t see HP being able to circle back to make a difference at this point. [...] Read more – ‘Apple WWDC meme’.
I wrote this sometime back and so far is is mostly still on target: http://www.nokpis.com/2010/05/08/the-mobile-web/ Now check this Asymco index out: http://www.asymco.com/2011/05/26/a-new-mobile-phone-market-index/ I love the notion of an all encompassing index. Nice work Horace. Update: Apple is killing it anyway you slice it. Android is huge but you have to track the handsets – not [...] Read more – ‘My Phone Report Card’.
Okay so Groupon is planning to IPO: Don’t expect profits anytime soon: Groupon hasn’t turned a net profit in any of its first three years of operations, including a net loss of $389.6 million in 2010. Then you read stuff like this: So a company that owes $230 million more than it has, and appears [...] Read more – ‘If it smells like fish…’.
I try to get out and run or walk to work – usually doing my best to power my own transportation. During those self-powered jaunts and walks to work I usually consume a podcast or two. It varies from the nerdy stuff, to celeb stuff to npr like stuff – one I tend to keep [...] Read more – ‘Being Grateful’.
It was the choice of either going to China or India. However with both countries I need a visa – yet I did not have a Chinese visa and ran out of time to get one. So that means the default choice is India. Been a few months or more since I have been to [...] Read more – ‘Off to India…’.
Picked this up today at this place in Singapore - http://peek-ture.com/ 36 Armenian Street – cool little alternative photo place. They even carry the new Impossible polaroid film. More info on this camera is here - http://www.superheadz.com/digi2triple/ I was looking at those polaroid mini-s cameras but I felt I should not add to the world’s [...] Read more – ‘Playing with my new toy…’.
I always find it fascinating reading about the Red Bull drink – since there is Thai folklore, rags to riches and just an incredible story of an unlikely product that makes a ton of money. I think a can is made for like 5 cents and sells for many times that. The Thai family behind [...] Read more – ‘Red Bull Story’.
I am a big Manny fan and frankly I was never too keen on him going into politics since I think he might be able to do more good on the outside but alas he is a politician and I wish him the best but definitely let down by this article: Aquino believes couples should [...] Read more – ‘Bummed about Manny…’.
Getting some breakfast, iPad on the 3G, and using the new WordPress iPad app. So far so good – even can see stats, pages, comments and such… Damn – this might get me blogging again… Read more – ‘Blogging from the iPad 2’.
I need to blog more but been too busy. So I put in a new theme. http://store.informationarchitects.jp/product/ia³-template and upgraded wordpress maybe I should blog next? Read more – ‘Trying my new theme’.
I have not been blogging much – I think it was mostly out of respect for the japanese tragedy. Blogging or writing anything about myself or what I was doing paled in comparison to the real world and what people in Japan were contending with. Blogging was silly. On top of that been super busy [...] Read more – ‘On the road again…’.
I am not in Austin. I could have went on my own or somehow maybe made a work trip out of it but then it would be like going to Mass but not actually being a Catholic. It appears to me that everything that comes out of SXSW is mostly US focused and continues the [...] Read more – ‘No – I am not there.’.
As usual when I am stateside, which means I get Singapore Airlines asking for a letter of invitation and Homeland Security forcing me through secondary immigration – I have been trying to make sure that I visit my sole remaining Grandmother each time. I don’t remember my dad’s dad – I was too young when [...] Read more – ‘An Adventure’.
Just got back from a week in Manila – the epicenter of the Philippines. Had not been in a while but was excited to get back and work on some on the ground product execution. Manila is mostly known as the land of the call centers however the startup environment continues to grow slowly but [...] Read more – ‘The Thrilla in Manila!’.
First post of the new year – I have decided that less is more in general. The idea of always being plugged in, turned on and consuming info is just weird to me. So in consuming less I am probably going to produce less, quantity that is, but I think less is more. We shall [...] Read more – ‘Real Things’.
Having had mobile GPS units for some years – coupled with experience using both an iPhone and a Nexus One – I thought I would chime in on a few thoughts I have been banging around. First off – mobile phones won’t replace real GPS units anytime soon for those who seriously get off the [...] Read more – ‘Thoughts on GPS…’.
I won’t get into the nuances of Android OS versus iOS since this is not meant to be a technical dissertation. I remember an old buddy of mine constantly arguing with another buddy about PC versus Windoze. He used to say – everyone drives a Toyota does that mean I have to? I want to [...] Read more – ‘Android versus iPhone’.
Usually I get bashed for bashing facebook… But the rise of the walled-garden, the exportation of one closed social graph and the new “email” – leave me concerned for the future of the internet. Maybe I am paranoid or just getting too old but I just don’t see this as progress – no matter how [...] Read more – ‘Gillmor speaks…’.
fun times! this is pretty big milestones for me personally and my hat is off to the kdudes and yahoo! http://dailysocial.net/en/2010/11/16/6-months-and-1-million-users-koprol-beats-multiply-and-friendster-by-pageviews/ http://dailysocial.net/2010/11/09/koprol-akan-segera-rilis-api/ http://e27.sg/2010/11/15/koprol-hits-one-milion-users-and-is-number-three-most-active-social-network-site-in-indonesia/ http://www.koprolblog.com/2010/11/3rd/ Read more – ‘All Koprol’.
Gotta take it while u can. Today Koprol was on TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/09/southeast-asia-one-thing-yahoo-has-done-well-tctv/ Awesome. Thanks Sarah! If you want to see more about SparxUp – go here: http://www.sparxup.com/ More on Indonesia scene: http://dailysocial.net/ My slides from SparxUp: http://www.slideshare.net/dreampipe/sparxup Podcast on Asia : http://thisweekinasia.net/2010/11/this-week-in-asia-episode-74-the-indonesia-internet-juggernaut/ long live Koprol! Read more – ‘My 7 minutes…’.
Been a crazy couple of days and a few more busy ones to go. Been at the Sparxup event which has been awesome. Just check out Sarah Lacy over at TechCrunch for all the latest coverage. I presented during the morning session and if you are interested my deck can be found here. Monday we [...] Read more – ‘Indo Indo Indo!’.
Just wrapped up another TWIA – check this video! We should have another one this week with some special guests from Indonesia! This week in Indo and then off to Bkk for Barcamp. This is one of the biggest in the region! After Barcamp back to Singers and then maybe KL, Indo and possibly China. [...] Read more – ‘Much to do!’.
After the Tech Venture conference I did an interview with a sing based newspaper – should hit soon – the interview was talking about the rise of Asia. More and more people talk about this since the US is in trouble, Europe is in the doldrums and Asia is kicking along. The question is asked [...] Read more – ‘This is how the Asian Companies are Expanding…’.
I am totally honored to be at TechVenture 2010. I was at a VIP dinner last night with some of these folks. Very good networking! Today at a panel and tomorrow have a short speaking gig. I will cover it as much as I can here – on koprol. laterz… Read more – ‘TechVenture 2010’.
Just got back from the US for work, Sunnyvale, and catching up with friends and my family. Had a fantastic trip – some photos. I need to post the rest of my photos – just been too busy. I ate too much, slept a little, road close to 1000 miles on a rented BMW and [...] Read more – ‘How to be on the grid less?’.
Been too busy to blog. Also did not feel like I had anything to say really but I am really intrigued by what is happening in the mobile ecosystem. I think a lot of what I said in this post still applies: http://www.nokpis.com/2010/05/08/the-mobile-web/ I was mostly not thinking about this until a few recent articles. [...] Read more – ‘Phones…’.
http://dailysocial.net/2010/07/23/koprol-kerjasama-dengan-nexian/ http://www.e27.sg/2010/07/23/koprol-could-cut-distribution-deal-with-nexian/ I guess if I get followed into Apple today people must think I am cutting a deal with Jobs? Read more – ‘I guess I am being followed!’.
Nokia: Nokia converged mobile device (smartphone and mobile computer) volumes came in at 24 million units, a bit more than a quarter of total devices volume, up 42% year-on-year and 12% sequentially. Maybe Nokia is improving or maybe all boats rise with the tide. However: A recent developer survey from Open-First reveals that Nokia’s Ovi [...] Read more – ‘July 22, 2010 – Flipboard’.
Good to AVH is still going – this is the ego-maniacal Java dude from Sun who went on to found Marima with Kim Polese – the wonder woman of Silicon Valley. I was just getting into Java at the time and at first I thought these were the coolest people until I actually them to [...] Read more – ‘July 19, 2010’.
Thought this was funny – what people search for that is KPI related… kpis for office boy sales kpi apple mobile kpi kpis of 7/11 we have no kpis kpi for creative people keyperformanceindicators key performance indicators for coffee sh kpi for startup ui of kpi kpi key performance indicators kpi useless key performance indicators [...] Read more – ‘KPI related keywords…’.
I miss 4th of July with my family. Going to Donner Lake, swimming in the freezing cold water, bbq’ng and then watching fireworks. Those were the days. Sometimes I think growing up really sucks. Shanan looks to be on holiday. Props. Before I get to Nokia – a few other things… Diaspora – I am [...] Read more – ‘July 6, 2010’.
We had a huge Yahoo! event over the weekend in Jakarta. Yahoo!, Nokia, and Adidas sponsored a big charity event that timed with our launch of OMG and the World Cup event. We got up early to have some futsal matches, watch a live filming of Dahsyat, and then gave away some money to a [...] Read more – ‘DAHSYAT time!’.
I like this if I were a time traveler: What would you do if you could travel back in time? Assassinate Marilyn Monroe? Go on a date with Hitler? Obviously. But here’s what I’d do after that: grab all the modern technology I could find, take it to the late 70′s, superficially redesign it all [...] Read more – ‘June 27, 2010’.
http://www.e27.sg/2010/06/10/highest-ios-penetration-found-in-singapore-indonesia-among-the-lowest/: Singapore with it’s tiny 4 million population has 402,992 iPhones, 76575 iPod Touch and 1,453 iPad’s totaling 480,950 iOS devices. Contrast that to its counterpart, Android devices total up to 32,918. While considering the fact that, iPhone had a head-start in the Singapore market for a year before the first Android device was released, [...] Read more – ‘June 20, 2010’.
I love daring fireball – I can’t lie but it is for his little comments more than anything. It started with this: Yesterday Apple and its carrier partners took pre-orders for more than 600,000 of Apple’s new iPhone 4. It was the largest number of pre-orders Apple has ever taken in a single day and [...] Read more – ‘Android market bigger than iPhone – DF told me so!’.
I love hearing stuff like this story – selling it all... I am always fascinated when I meet people and they seem to fear not working, taking a long sabbatical or doing something nuts like traveling America in a Lambo. My take is you only live one time and you better make the best of [...] Read more – ‘U only live once…’.
Sometimes I just don’t get how Scoble deduces things. Start with this – http://scobleizer.com/2010/06/07/things-steve-jobs-didnt-say/ : 1. I didn’t remember him talking about the Macintosh. I might have missed it, but I don’t think so. 2. I didn’t remember him talking about tethering. 3. I didn’t remember him talking about Apple TV. 4. I didn’t remember [...] Read more – ‘Scoble is strange…’.
Back in Jakarta – got a product to get cranking on! Seems Indonesia is getting tons of press – some warranted and some not. There is a lot of action here but time to deliver. In other news I will be joining TWIA as a full timer. Awesome – I am totally stoked about this. [...] Read more – ‘So much going on!’.
As America turns more and more into a nanny state I hope americans and their government representatives start to realize that government is suppose to provide a safe environment for people to live – live as they please without breaking the law. It seems the government has spent way too much time telling us HOW [...] Read more – ‘Big finance and now Big oil’.
Well – this is what I have been working on for the past few months with my good friend and co-worker Shanan. My first M&A deal at Yahoo! but also the first of its kind in places like Indonesia. Pretty sure this is the first time one of the big internet companies has bought an [...] Read more – ‘The secret is out! (Yahoo! buys Koprol)’.
I was reading this post today by Arrington and was LMAO – it is so spot on. For the years I lived in Thailand I was generally running around with a cheap Nokia phone – something like this. I think I paid like 40 USD for it – brand new. Slapped my SIM card in [...] Read more – ‘Arrington is finally onto something!’.
Read this first: http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/03/state-of-internet-operating-system.html Then: http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/04/handicapping-internet-platform-wars.html A shame Yahoo! was left out but oh well – the info is sound but probably does not correctly reflect that the big war is between Google and Apple. At Google I/O it was very evident that Google knows who they are battling – Apple. What I find so [...] Read more – ‘The battle of the Century!’.
I don’t really care for Oracle but you have to like Larry. I remember at one of the first Java One conferences he followed Bill Coleman’s diatribe and just mopped the floor with him. Coleman is a sharp guy and BEA had its heyday but when it comes to speaking and showmanship – BEA was [...] Read more – ‘Go Larry…’.
daring fireball does it again. Check this link: http://www.panic.com/blog/2010/05/an-apple-e-an-ipad-and-jed/ These guys make the coolest software – been using Transmit for years but what is also hugely evident by reading their blog is that they are the coolest people. Cool, happy people make better software. Panic – my hats off to your team! Amazing stuff. I [...] Read more – ‘Panic!’.
I have this love/hate relationship with facebook. I started using it years ago and found it a fun way to reconnect with people and kind of, but not really, meet new friends. Meaning I met people on it but it was not like meeting real people, in real life who eventually become friends. When meeting [...] Read more – ‘FB’.
Had this phone post the other day: http://www.nokpis.com/2010/05/08/the-mobile-web/ I am not a fan of windoze on the phone but to be honest – apart from the iPhone UI – none of the current phone UIs are that interesting. The BB is so tired – and the Nexus One is boring but I saw some of [...] Read more – ‘New Windoze phone UI’.
Being fairly new to Singapore I am learning the local ropes slowly but surely. The little nook and crannies that conceal the occasional taxi allowing me to get home without having to book one. The hawker stalls that the locals might be hanging out at versus the gawkers from the Lonely Planet. I am getting [...] Read more – ‘I touched one!’.
This is an awesome article by Jean-Louis Gassee I love the HP history, the MSFT fodder and the current view of the world at large - http://www.mondaynote.com/2010/05/09/the-incumbent%E2%80%99s-curse-hp/: The Incumbent’s Curse works like a neurotransmitter disease: it starts slowly, there is no brutal onset of symptoms. The patient’s good health of the moment encourages denial; but [...] Read more – ‘The Incumbent’s Curse!’.
Been a terrible blogger lately. Just been too busy to actually blog. I guess that is a good thing in some ways. If this was my job of course I would get an F but it is not. I have a day job and lots of side projects. I wish blogging was more of a [...] Read more – ‘The mobile web…’.
Good to see TechCrunch down. With as much as they bash all the big sites out there who actually have a product, versus a simple blog, it is nice to see this. Wonder if they will cover it on their blog. props… Read more – ‘Nice one TechCrunch!’.
Hey – I made it back on This Week in Asia – again. My 3rd time. Be sure to check it out. Been crazy travel schedule and this week I am in Vietnam doing a tour with MSFT. Next week back to Sing and then over to KL for BarCamp – and possibly some live [...] Read more – ‘3rd times a charm!’.
This post will have very little to do with the iPad. I can’t get one in Sing yet and I will be waiting till I can. If you want to read more about the iPad check out this article from GigaOM. I think it is a good take on how the iPad will change computing [...] Read more – ‘iPad frenzy!’.
Well – finally happened. I made it back to This Week in Asia – I think I am the only returning guest that has appeared more thance once. I love what these guys are doing and hopefully they will make me a regular. I will keep up my campaign! http://thisweekinasia.net/2010/04/this-week-in-asia-episode-22-google-domination/ I am also encouraging them [...] Read more – ‘First return guest on TWIA!’.
I travel on Jetstar from time to time and usually enjoy reading their inflight magazine – especially the part in the back of the magazine that introduces various Jetstar destinations and places to visit while there. They use celebs or regional luminaries that share their top picks. I always find new places this way. Love [...] Read more – ‘According to Jetstar you should visit Santika in Bangkok!’.
Congrats to my buddy Doug on his new site. I met Doug some years back in Bangkok and although I have not seen him in a long while I am pretty stoked about this Yahoo! video he made. Nice work Doug! Read more – ‘Doug Werby’.
Love reading Daring Fireball and every once in a while buried in his topics are some goodies. His latest about Mozilla is so another one of those nuggets: Mozilla, as an organization, doesn’t seem to value mobile computing as a top priority. Yes, they have mobile initiatives. But the only platform they have a mobile [...] Read more – ‘Fireball at it again…’.
I blog cause I love to write. Simple as that. I may never make a living from it but I will keep at it since I enjoy it. I wrote this post about some experiences in Indonesia and now it is on the Yahoo! blog in Bahasa Indonesia. And now this on the YDN blog. [...] Read more – ‘Wishing I was a writer…’.
Checked out the new Clooney flick last night. Great movie – worth seeing for sure. Clooney at the top of his game and lots of cameos from some great people. It brought back so many memories for me during my 4 years of pretty much non-stop domestic travel – back before 9/11. Domestic US travel [...] Read more – ‘Reminiscing over Up in the Air…’.
I love reading Daring Fireball, except for his love of Google, and always find that he leads me to some of the more interesting non-tech posts out there. So I guess, apart from the tech, John Gruber has some very interesting tastes and opinions. One day I was scanning his blog and saw the link [...] Read more – ‘Roger Ebert is my hero!’.
Indonesian version It all started simply enough when I asked Pontus, Yahoo’s! head of Indonesia, if he had any judges he would like to suggest for Yahoo’s! first Open Hack Day in Southeast Asia which would take place in Jakarta. Pontus mentioned Johar Alam – founder of IDC Indonesia. To get a sense of how [...] Read more – ‘Johar and the IDC’s freedom of expression…’.
Before I start I will just continue with my plea to the guys over at This Week in Asia – please – have me back on. I think I will keep this up until they relent. Moving on… I had a week in Philippines and now another one in Indonesia – so much going on [...] Read more – ‘What’s up with America?’.
The battle lines are clearly drawn – Google is scared to death of Facebook. It makes sense – as more and more people spend time on it they need Google less and less, but as Google tries to strong arm everyone into submission FB is running around realizing that being an enabler is better than [...] Read more – ‘buzzz….’.
One of the things I notice is many people in this world seem to be lacking any sort of conviction. See dictionary: 3 a : a strong persuasion or belief Let me give you some examples. I was in Manila sometime back and ran into one of the guys who is supposedly part of the [...] Read more – ‘Conviction’.
Usually when people write about products or product companies they are bitching. I have done it many times myself but for this post I will be offering up my gratitude for a job well done. About 4 months back I picked up some Dr. Dre Beats Headphones. They rock. Amazing bass, great noise canceling, comfortable, [...] Read more – ‘Kudos to Monster and Dynamic (Monster Thailand)’.
http://gigaom.com/2010/02/02/are-emerging-markets-enough-to-fuel-nokias-ovi-store/ I noticed the photo was of a Monk in Bangkok so I assumed when the author is discussing emerging markets he is also talking about Thailand. Funny thing I was out phone shopping with a friend this past weekend in Bangkok and noticed how RIM is coming out of nowhere to suddenly be the [...] Read more – ‘Nokia will get attacked on all fronts!’.
I had the joy being invited onto the TWIA podcast last night. Find it here: http://thisweekinasia.net/2010/01/this-week-in-asia-episode-15-ipad-tsunami/ First off I want to say thanks to the team that puts it on for inviting me. I had a great time and I hope they invite me back again. I love their interview format and the general say [...] Read more – ‘This Week in Asia Episode 15: The iPad Tsunami – Guest Star!’.
In the states right now freezing and lamenting the current Cali weather. Would be one thing if I was up skiing or something but I am not. Oh well. Good to see Nokia coming out swinging a bit. I think all the stand alone GPS guys are going to be taking another one on the [...] Read more – ‘Musings on Singapore…’.
If there is one thing you have to love about the great Google heist is how much it is hurting MSFT to the core. Sure – before everyone chimes in to say MSFT still sells boatloads of Office, Windows and now xBox – they are careening towards irrelevance with winmo and they have been at [...] Read more – ‘MSFT struggling to be relevant…’.
One forgets how much of a choke hold carriers have in the United States and I guess in some sense Europe. It seems the biggest thing the unwashed bloggers are talking about in the states is that you can now buy an unlocked phone. Wow. Yawning here. Folks – in Asia we have been doing [...] Read more – ‘The furor over unlocked phones!’.
Well. I had some semblance of real holiday this year. Being in the tech game I find the best part about my holidays is getting away from tech – I mean kind of. Tech is so important in life that even leisure time is made more special via technology. I finally broke down this year [...] Read more – ‘Back to the salt mines!’.
It is funny that since I started working at Yahoo! – anytime I mention my dislike of Google I get told I work for Yahoo! so I have to hate Google. Most people don’t always know that I have not been at Yahoo! for more than a few months and prior to Yahoo! I did [...] Read more – ‘How do you feel about Google?’.
The goal was to get to all my countries before the end of the year – tough to do any thoughtful 2010 planning without getting to the places you are making plans for. Check my TripIt for stats. Going from no-flying to flying means I am a peon on Star Alliance again and hoping to [...] Read more – ‘SEA tour mostly over…’.
I am here for Yahoo Open Hack Day and meeting a bunch of folks. Most of them I have talked about before but met a new one today – http://www.tokopedia.com/ Indonesian online shopping site – seems to be few a of them. Trying to hunt down one of the other ones – I think it [...] Read more – ‘In Jakarta!’.
Not an excuse but working on one of my biggest events for the year! Indonesia Open Hack Day – Jakarta! Promises to be a record crowd and there is a lot left to do! Somewhat of a return to normality next week as I hit Vietnam and Manila to get things cranked up. Stay tuned [...] Read more – ‘Crazy busy folks!’.
Having just returned back from Jakarta, great city BTW, I noticed a trend among some of the startups around Southeast Asia – chasing the location gold. Sites or mobile applications that will focus on where u are, what are u doing, what do u want to do and who or what is around u. This [...] Read more – ‘Location Goldrush!’.
There is a slew of articles today about the new phone from Verizon that is using the latest and greatest from Android. Plenty of places to hunt for info on that. This is not the realm of this blog to discuss it. What I want to talk about is what this type of movement by [...] Read more – ‘More Google roadkill!’.
It is a work in progress. Now that I am working at Yahoo! I decided I needed to refocus my blogging efforts. Rather than blog about me I think I need to blog about the sphere – the companies and startups I am working with. So this will be a combination of what I am [...] Read more – ‘What is this site?’.