Category : Tech News

What Could a Bitcoin Be Worth?

Since I work for the capital markets group of a major financial corporation, I am obligated to point out, THESE ARE ONLY MY OPINIONS.  I don’t know my employer’s opinion on the topic (or any topic), nor is my opinion based in any part on research or analysis completed by…

Book Review: Big Data: Related Technologies, Challenges and Future Prospects

If you’re reading this because you’re a friend, or you have an interest in the Burgh, do not read this book.  It’s quite technical and very dry. Even if you’re a techie there are reasons to complain about this book; many of the authors clearly aren’t native speakers and the…

Staying Plugged In To Tech News

If you’ve been in the IT Industry long, you know about the worst kind of meeting.  The one where you sit down and your boss or one of your key clients says, “Tell me more about <Name of Tech Company That Is Key To Your Company> doing <Game Changing Move…

Windows 8: What’s the Best That Could Happen?

Microsoft launched their new Windows 8 operating system.  It appears from all of the reviews that this change is more like Windows 3.1 to Windows 95 (When you were like, “woah, what’s this whole Start menu thing?”) than it is like Windows XP to Windows 7 (When you were like,…

Gates and Jobs in the Context of Time

 “I firmly believe that 50 years from now he’ll be remembered for his charitable work. No one will even remember what Microsoft is, and all the great entrepreneurs of this era, people will have forgotten Steve Jobs. There will be statues of Gates across the third world and … there’s a…

The Facebook IPO’s Effect on Software Startups

Two of the heavyweights in the startup world have now weighed in on the Facebook IPO and how it impacts the early stage software world, so I figured it’s time I did to.  Paul Graham has warned the companies in Y-Combinator about the dangers of needing money at a time…

Zuck’s Sweatshirt

Mark Zuckerberg goes on TV to ring the bell in 5 days and the big question is, will he be wearing his Sweatshirt or will he put on a suit jacket? I’m not planning to invest in Facebook, but if I were, I would be hoping he sticks to his…

The Way I See the “Talent War” in Pittsburgh

There have been a number of interesting articles in the past few weeks about the “talent war” that tech companies in Pittsburgh are fighting.  There was one (actually from last year, but I recently saw a link to it) about Pikimal addressing a shortage of developers by finding strong candidates…

Zynga’s Hybrid Cloud

There are two things I thought I’d share about the story I read in iWeed this morning about Zynga’s hybrid (internal/Amazon) cloud: In the hype about cloud it’s easily to lose track of just how immature we are so far.  The fact that with all the cloud options out there in…

File System For the Cloud

Once in a while something comes along and you’re like CRAP, why didn’t I see that coming.  Box.com being the NAS of the web (not just for their apps but for ANYONE’s) is frickin brilliant.  Releasing their API isn’t just storage as a service, it’s something more than that.  It’s…