Archive for November, 2007

Amazon’s Kindle was sold out in 5.5 hours — praise for the design team?

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

(Credit: Amazon) Amazon's Kindle ebook reader sold out in 5.5 hours, yet it has received absolutely abysmal product reviews from the blogosphere. What do you think: Should Amazon continue to praise its design anyways? This is a tough management issue to deal with. To be exceptional, Amazon needs to ...

Majority of users on Facebook are women

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

Bet you weren't expecting that! The ladies are consistently the large majorities of users in every country. Here are some totals and percentages: World total: 43 million users (63% women) US total: 18 million users (60% women) Canada total: 6.6 million users (67% women) The TechCrunch post sourced it from Paul Francis' post. This is ...

Spetacular startup failures

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

This blog entry in Venture Beat outlines the 20 worse VC investments of all time in an article from Insider CRM. A glimpse of the top 2: Amp’d Mobile: $360 million raised, ended in bankruptcy. Procket: $272 million, sold for $89 million. That's a lot of money to lose...

One laptop per child (OLPC) for sale, limited time only

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Just in case the buzz was drowned-out in other headlines, the little green laptop is for sale for a limited time. From the OLPC site: Give One Get One Between November 12 and November 26, OLPC is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. ...

Barcamp live blogging

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

Barcamp Ottawa 4 live blogging is fun... and more work than I thought. My respect goes to those bloggers that do it regularly. Mixing listening, digesting, typing and downloading photos from your camera at the same time gets a little hectic. There was a diversity and quality content that ...

Going to Barcamp Ottawa 4

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

  I will be going to BarCamp Ottawa 4 today, and likely to do my first live-blogging as a guest blogger at StartupOttawa.com.

Barcamp Montreal 3 Summary

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Barcamp Montreal 3 was quite an experience. Met many interesting people. It was on Saturday, November 3, 2007 from 9AM to 6PM at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), 1195 Boul. St. Laurent. The program and people descriptions are here: http://www.barcampmontreal.org/wiki/BarCampMontreal3_registrants. There were a lot of presentations; below are ...