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IBM's Meshverse Mandate & the Coming Boom

IBM has been mentioned frequently here because they are broadly and deeply involved in meshverse technologies. Their recent Smarter Planet initiative is providing a much needed, practical focus on how meshverse technologies are key to dealing with critical problems the planet is facing. You may have seen the TV ads but if not YouTube has […]

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IBM’s Meshverse Mandate & the Coming Boom

IBM has been mentioned frequently here because they are broadly and deeply involved in meshverse technologies. Their recent Smarter Planet initiative is providing a much needed, practical focus on how meshverse technologies are key to dealing with critical problems the planet is facing. You may have seen the TV ads but if not YouTube has […]

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Sensing The Coming Boom

John Robb of Global Guerrillas has put his finger on the power of the emerging sensor cloud as well as the powerful evolving trends in personal fabrication but he doesn’t tie them together via their Chinese connection. Here on the MJ, these all converge in the coming boom and Second Life. Yes, we can say […]

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Google, Microsoft and the Coming Boom

On the heels of Google’s stumble,  Microsoft makes a $45B bid for Yahoo – this is the beginning of the end of this cycle folks – a new business model is already emerging and even that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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Server Commoditization & The Coming Boom

With a current close-up of a macro trend I’ve been tracking here over the past 18 months, Dave Winer hits the nail on the head driving home the impact of the commoditization of scalable servers: Right now I can’t buy a Jabber server that scales without also hiring someone who will scale it for me. […]

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Holiday Giving and the Coming Boom

Do you remember when you first heard about buying books online or sending e-cards? How about when you first gave or received one? For many of you that was a decade ago so you’ve already witnessed a surprising boom whose footprints were first heard during holiday season. Listen closely and you’ll hear the coming boom […]

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China and the Coming Boom in Virtual Property

Reading reBang’s When Retail Goes Virtual post about “the impact virtual worlds will almost certainly have on real world commerce.”, I was reminded of some links I hadn’t gotten around to posting yet: American government officials and economists from Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson to Senator Chuck Shumer to Paul Kruger have focused on […]

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Virtual Goods Summit & The Coming Boom

This past June a group of notable entrepreneurs, VC’s and other tech industry folk got together to talk about the “emerging market opportunities for virtual goods and economies”. Kevin Efrusy of Accel Partners one of the VC investors in Facebook and others really break down the astounding numbers in the Are Virtual Goods the Next […]

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Virtual Goods Summit & The Coming Boom

This past June a group of notable entrepreneurs, VC’s and other tech industry folk got together to talk about the “emerging market opportunities for virtual goods and economies”. Kevin Efrusy of Accel Partners one of the VC investors in Facebook and others really break down the astounding numbers in the Are Virtual Goods the Next […]

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Precursors To The Coming Boom

I’ve mentioned before that new uses of virtual currencies will play a significant role in the coming boom in virtual property because thanks to Second Life, developers of virtual worlds recognize the essential value of a virtual economy. Recently via Business & Games, we saw signs that virtual currencies are expanding. Couple this with: the […]

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