Innovation

Forget the A-List After All
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You’ve got to read “Is the Tipping Point Toast?” by Clive Thompson in FastCompany. The gist of Thompson’s piece, based on the work of Duncan Watts of Yahoo Research, is that the theory that a select few “key influencers” matter more than “the rest of us” when it

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Business Excellence

Seattle Taps Its Inner Silicon Valley
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Many communities dream of becoming the next Silicon Valley. But Seattle is actually doing it. The influx of entrepreneurs and of venture capitalists to bankroll them is slowly reshaping this city and a regional economy long buffeted by the booms and busts of the aerospace and timber industries. A start-up

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Innovation
Gellibaff

Gellibaff
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Turn regular bathwater into a colorful goo that kids can play in!

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Ryan Petty
Humor

Microsoft Tries to Spit Out the GPLv3 Hook
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As I have previously blogged, “Microsoft claims that free software like Linux, which runs a big chunk of corporate America, violates 235 of its patents. It wants royalties from distributors and users. Users like you, maybe.”  The latest turn in the saga of MS vs. innovation continues.

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Innovation

Novell goes public with terms of Microsoft deal
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Novell goes public with terms of Microsoft Linux deal – Network World The patent agreement between the two companies seems to make it clear that Novell does not accept any of Microsoft’s patent claims. Section 3.4 says, “Nothing in this Agreement shall imply, or be construed

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Innovation

Microsoft Patent Claims Hint at Internal Issues
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PC World – Microsoft Patent Claims Hint at Internal Issues In a follow up to Microsoft takes on the free world, PC World has an article today which points to internal issues as Microsoft that may be driving their recent “behavior” vis-a-vis patents. Microsoft’s claims that

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Innovation

Microsoft takes on the free world
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Microsoft claims software like Linux violates its patents Microsoft claims that free software like Linux, which runs a big chunk of corporate America, violates 235 of its patents. It wants royalties from distributors and users. Users like you, maybe. Folks, it is time to take a stand. Yes, everyone is

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Innovation

Set-top Boxes Open Up
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Set-top Boxes Open Up “However, many assert that it’s Microsoft Corp. –which doesn’t make STBs and is often accused of attempting to lock in users to its own priority technologies %u2013 that has done the most to advance the role of the set-top box.

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
Innovation