Storage to Match Small Form-Factor Mobile Devices

Seeing Samsung‘s next-generation 256 GB SSD makes my mind contemplate the mobile devices just over the horizon. A 1.8 inch solid state drives with the capacity that was in servers not all that long ago. But the performance is perhaps more impressive: sequential data reads at 200MB per second, and writes at 160MB per second. […]

The Power of Community

I’m amazed at Twitter. In fact Twitter may be the biggest case study in the strength of a digital community. Despite its regular outages that would have crushed any other Web business (1.0 or 2.0), I come back and everyone else I know is still is there too. We complain. We get frustrated. But we […]

USA falling behind in Broadband Speed

The WSJ has an interesting article today that shows the USA falling further and further behind the rest of the world in broadband speeds. The U.S. has fallen behind in speed, too. In the same study, conducted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank, the U.S. ranked 15th in the average […]

vSpring v|100 class of 2008 Member

While this is old news at this point, I thought I’d reference the list of vSpring v100 members for 2008 as it’s now available on the vSpring Capital site. I’m looking forward to catching up with members and friends at the v|100 luncheon May 28, 2008. I just counted and realized I’ve interviewed about 20 […]

Social Experiment in Branding

Brand is more than a logo. And the new web application shows this. Brand is what’s in someone’s head based on their interaction with the company / product. It can be generic, specific, good, or bad. Marketers influence this through advertising, packaging, voice greetings, logo, color, athletes, price, and more. What people ultimately associate, […]