Startup Lifecycle a’la ABBA (Are We in a Bubble?)

Wow, who would have thought 1970′s supergroup ABBA were such good predictors of the Startup Economy:-)

No kidding… it all started with a tweet by Box Lead Magician Aaaron Levie:

We must be in a tech bubble given how much ABBA I’m listening to.
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My first though was:

@levie As long as it’s not only Money Money Money :-)
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Then I had this crazy thought of trying to remember more ABBA titles… it took me about 3 minutes to see ABBA’s wisdom … LOL.. I mean to come up with a full startup lifecycle, purely based on ABBA titles:

  • I Have a Dream
  • Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
  • Take a Chance on Me
  • Money, Money, Money
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You
  • Mamma Mia
  • S.O.S.
  • The Winner Takes It All
  • The Name of the Game
  • So Long

Feel free to add more :-)

(Cross-posted @ CloudAve » Zoli Erdos)


KaaS: Kiss as a Service. Really. Really?

If you think the guy above is slurping down a milk-shake, you’re wrong.  Very, very wrong.   He is French kissing teaching his computer and a remote device to French kiss.    Here’s the formula of kissing digitized:

I can see unlimited prospects for a new Cloud-based Kiss as a Service, where you select your Kiss based on profiles.  Perhaps even sample them first.  iTunes will sell them for 99cents, until Amazon comes along with the 69c price:-)

OK, back to Earth. This is not a prank, it’s serious study conducted by researchers at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo.   How long will it take for them to get to Third Base?  (there’s nothing a straw hooked to a PC can’t do…).

But by then.. why bother… who needs feelings anyway?  Let the machines make digital love to each other. :-)

(Cross-posted @ CloudAve » Zoli Erdos)


The First Thing Microsoft Wants You to Do After Upgrading to IE9…

… is to upgrade to IE9.  No kidding:

It’s not even April 1st anymore…

(Cross-posted @ CloudAve » Zoli Erdos)


Variations on Hype Quadrants.. no Magic Hype… no, Hype Cycle.. or is it Magic Quadrant?

Gartner introduced their Real (Magic) Quadrant:

gartner real quadrant

Not bad.  But let’s not forget the customers’ prospective. Welcome to the Magik Kvadrant:

magik quadrant

But perhaps most revealing is Phil Fersht’s Painsharing Paradox:

(Cross-posted @ CloudAve » Zoli Erdos)


Josh Groban Sings Kanye West Tweets

(Cross-posted @ CloudAve » Zoli Erdos)


Time Magazin’s Technology and Person of the Year: the iZuck

List, list…like I’ve said, it’s THAT time of the year.  So let’s consolidate, where we can. Why bother having a separate Technology and Person of the year:


…when we can have it combined.  Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the iZuck:


Slim, portable, does not talk backSmile

(Cross-posted @ CloudAve » Zoli Erdos)


Unhyping Gartner’s Hype Cycle, Part 2.

Here’s Part 1.  The reason I’m doing it again is that Michael Krigsman just published the Wailgum Hype Cycle:

wailgum hype cycle

Not bad.  Still a bit complex.  Me thinks the simplified,  geekified, scobleized, oprahized, too-oh-ized version of the Gartner Hype Cycle still works:

And if it doesn’t – well, it’s almost Friday. In fact for some of our readers it already is 🙂

(Cross-posted @ CloudAve)


That’s not Email


This Reminds Me of My Old Boss (Dilbert)

At least the ‘write down part’.  His process for dealing with email was:

  • Have Assistant print and fax email to whichever hotel he was staying in
  • Make handwritten notations on fax, ask hotel to fax it back to his Assistant
  • Assistant would then type it as email using his account

The whole process would take only 3 days or so …except when the fax had to be forwarded to another hotel since he had already moved on.

Oh, btw, he was a VP at a very big, very hi-tech company 🙂

(Cross-posted @ CloudAve)


HTC EVO vs iPhone 4

You may want to start with iPhone vs HTC EVO first…