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Looking for something fun to do

Let’s say you’re walking into the town square with some time to kill and no particular plans. You might ask “Who’s in the area?” Your cloud queries your connections to find people you know who are also in the square. Bob’s cloud announces he’s in the square at...

Thoughtful Stuff

Welcome to my blog on “thoughtful stuff”. I know it’s silly title, but I wanted to set the tone for the blog series on personal clouds and the possibilities they hold. The problems solved in this series aren’t in themselves earth shattering; they cover everyday...

Somebody’s watching you

Cloud technologies have made massive computing and data base resources available to just about anyone who wants them. With those technologies, big data projects are becoming more powerful and available. At the heart of the big data movement lays the $200 billion data...

Free services aren’t free

The free services everyone loves to enjoy cost money to produce. Like it or not, web advertising pays for those services; and the more effective those ads are in bringing in business, the more they are worth. That’s why the web-advertising model depends on...