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Rashmi Sinha – November 30, 2009
Apps in the Network Age – October 29, 2009
We spoke with Google’s Bradley Horowitz about how business and personal productivity applications are changing in the Network Age. Why types of solutions lend themselves to being either highly networked, or delivered over the network? What types of organizations are embracing web-based applications for their critical infrastructure — and what are the points of resistance?
Scott Blake Harris on Energy Policy in the Network Age – October 22, 2009
This Supernova Network Age Briefing will feature Scott Blake Harris, General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Energy. This is a chance to ask questions first-hand about topics as far ranging as current “Smart Grid” efforts, how technology is changing our thinking about carbon sequestration and nuclear energy, and how cybersecurity intersects with our country’s energy policy.
Backstage with the Google Wave Team – October 15, 2009
Google Wave is perhaps the most anticipated Internet development for 2009. Listen in as we speak with the from the Google Wave team to separate the hype from the reality. The link above is a 60 minute on-the-record conversation with the Google Wave team, and a full review of the online chat transcript.
Twitter and the Real Time Web – October 8, 2009
We are moving from a web of pages and sites to a rich and continuous stream of interactions. Historically, we often thought of the web using a metaphor of “real estate,” with accompanying lexicon of “sites” and “locations.” However, as the Network Age has evolved, we now are beginning to realize that the web has duality, and also has characteristics of a real-time flow as well. With Laura “@pistachio” Fitton and Tantek Celik.
Agility Beyond Coding – October 1, 2009
One part of what in the Network Age is the phenomenon of customers, fans, and communities using their networks to rapidly explore design space and ideas. We’ve also seen the rise of coding methodologies such as Agile Development radically redefine how software gets built. But what if these concepts of agility were to be applied beyond the concept of a “development project,” and applied to business strategy? In other words…how can you make a large (or small, or medium) sized business more agile and more ready to keep up with your fans?
David Weinberger Network Age Briefing: Is The Web REALLY Exceptional? – September 23, 2009
“Exceptionalism is the perception that a country, society, institution, movement, or time period is ‘exceptional‘ (i.e., unusual or extraordinary) in some way and thus does not conform to normal rules or general principles. Used in this sense, the term reflects a belief formed by lived experience, ideology, perceptual frames, or perspectives influenced by knowledge (or lack thereof) of historical or comparative circumstances.” (source: Wikipedia)
This thought-provoking Network Age Briefing with David Weinberger was held on September 23, 2009.
China in the Network Age: Why Twitter and Facebook Should Forget About China September 15, 2009
Kaiser Kuo, Benjamin Joffe, and George Godula and other leading China-based consumer internet executives spoke with Elliott Ng about a vibrant, social, and rapidly evolving consumer internet that most Westerners don’t hear that much about. They also share some of the barriers to success that Western companies will face. The call is provocatively called “Why Twitter & Facebook Should Forget About China” and was inspired by a recent Mobinode post with a similar title by tech blogger Gang Lu.
Is It Possible For Organizations To Let Go And Still Keep Control? September 9, 2009
A conversation on how the Network Age enables organizations and leaders to let go while still maintaining control. Participants include Altimeter Group’s Charlene Li and Deborah Schultz.
Apple and the FCC: Has Apple gone Evil? – August 20, 2009, at 12:oo pm EDT/9 am PDT.
Apple has rejected the Google Voice application from inclusion in the iPhone App store. The Federal Communications Commision has now launched an investigation into this action, in order to determine if Apple and/or their partner, AT&T are engaging in anti-competitive behavior. Industry personalities are issuing personal “Five-Part Cases” against Apple, citing a host of reasons why Apple is beginning to look like its old nemesis, Microsoft.
On August 20, we held a lively debate: “Apple and the FCC: Has Apple gone Evil?” Guests included Chris Libertelli (Senior Director of Government Affairs, Skype), Christopher Guttman-McCabe (Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA) and John Gaffney (Industry analyst and writer of “The Core of the Apple Problem“).
Can We Ever Truly “Disconnect” in the Network Age? – August 13, 2009, at 12:oo pm EST/9 am PST.
One of the defining properties of the Network Age is being connected. It’s connect or bust for business, for government, for pleasure — indeed, for survival. But being “always on” must take a toll on us. Are we dodging “meatspace” relationships by burying our noses in our smartphones? Are we burning out? Is a backlash coming?
We chatted with Linda Stone, Juliette Powell, and Maggie Jackson, and discussed disconnectedness in the Network Age.
When do you turn off the ringer? What about email purges? Is it ever acceptable to not even read what comes in? What is the best way to take a break? And why are people so sensitive about it? Are we coaxed by the sweet enticements of the net into distractions that keep us from focusing and being productive at our jobs? If so, how do we mediate the distractions and stay on point?
The Real Time Web – August 6, 2009, at 2:oo pm EST/11 am PST.
One of the key challenges in the Network Age is how to absorb all the information flowing through what’s being called the “Real Time Web.” Howard Greenstein spoke with Andrew Keen (self-proclaimed “Anti-Christ of Silicon Valley,” Author of “The Cult of the Amateur”), TechCrunch Co-Editor and moderator of the Real Time Stream Crunchup event Erick Schonfeld, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, David Talley and others on the topic. Click the player link above to hear the conversation. The conversation continues in the comments on that page.
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