Monday, June 28, 2010

The New Layout

Hey all,

Changed the title, look, and feel of our Blog. This blog started out as a project for a graduate class and has now morphed into this. Just wanted to drop a quick note as I have been out on vacation.

I've been looking at some venture capital blogs out the net. Here are two that caught my fancy:

http://voices.allthingsd.com/20100317/the-case-for-the-fat-startup/

http://www.kellblog.com/2010/04/07/the-fit-or-fat-startup/

Lean or Fat? I say we gotta eat! (read the links and you will get my last statement)

Jerry

Monday, June 14, 2010

Another Awesome Woman in Information Technology

In my reading of What Would Google Do (WWGD), Marissa Mayer VP at Google is mentioned many times over. So I did some research on Marissa. Marissa Mayer is the Vice President of Search Product and User Experience at the search engine company Google.

She rocks and here is why:

As I always mention, IT is much more than fixing computers.

Thanks Marissa for keeping IT cool!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What Would Google Do? What would MobyApp.mobi do?

I have been reading a book titled What Would Google Do (WWGD) by Jeff Jarvis and I just finished Beyond the Cloud by Marc Benioff (CEO and Founder of SalesForce.com). The two books have changed my outlook on life, yes life. Our work/jobs are a major part of our lives. We spend more time at work than with our families. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? What if we had a job that paid for what we did versus how many hours you sit at a desk? What if you could spend more time with your family versus time at work or on the blackberry? No I am not preaching AMWAY –however they could be come a potential customer of mine –scratch that---ours!

Why do I say ours? Well, in the spirit of WWJD –I asked What Would Google Do?

Google would inspire collaboration as to what the company should produce, how many hours the work week would be, who they should hire, what soft drinks or juices to stock in the kitchens, the mission of the company, the structure, and etc. We are talking about total collaboration as a means to build a company. Let's build something great!

So my future employees –scratch that----co-workers--scratch that--- my new friends!
Friends, I like that! So my future friends ----what kind of company do you want to build? Our company is called MobyApp.Mobi, Inc. Please comment and present your ideas here! Pass along to friends –let’s go viral!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

iPhone 4.0 is here!



The new iPhone 4 has about 100 new features that aren't available in the current model. Some of the biggest changes include a higher-resolution screen, a bigger battery, a front facing camera, an HD photo (5 megapixels) and video camera, a gyroscope for improved rotation sensitivity and a thinner, more industrial look.

Apple unveiled the new phone's operating system in April, which on Monday, Apple redubbed "iOS 4." The new OS will be available to iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4 users this summer. It will allow multitasking, use of folders, access to Apple's iBooks app and the new "iAd" mobile advertising network, though not all of the functions will be available on the old iPhones

I must have it!

Quote of the Week: Do No Evil

Google says "Do No Evil", and I will do no Evil

I've been thinking about my new company and I have lots of ideas. Many center around what do I want to develop, who do I want to hire, how big can MobyApp.Mobi become, how to apply the Salesforce.com's 1-1-1 principal to MobyApp.mobi, serving smoothies in break rooms, employee stock options, IPO, and others.

Wow, my brain is on overtime and my advise to myself is What Would Google Do (WWGD)? They would Do No Evil. I want to touch people's lives. People will want to work for...scratch that...work with MobyApp.mobi. We will be 1 transparent team, 1 transparent mission, 1 voice, 1 family devoted to making our lives and our world a happier place.

Do you know we spend more hours with co-workers than family? What if you didn't like your work, your co-workers, the company's mission --whatever--fill in the blank. We are going to change that: MobyApp.mobi will be a place that centers on the employee, their family, and their morals. We will work together and be happy doing it!

So who wants a job? Pay is lousy, however I make a great smoothie!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I love Apple, AT&T not so much

The iPhone 4.0 is coming and I am sooo ready for it. The new OS supports multi-tasking, front facing camera, better battery and more. Problem is that AT&T changed their rates for new iPhone/PDA users. AT&T no longer offers unlimited data plans. So the big question is: When I upgrade to the new iPhone 4.0, Will I be treated as a new iPhone/PDA user? Will my contract grandfather over?

If I need to get a new contract, I may have to go to Verizon for the Droid or an Android OS phone. 200MB or 2GB is not enough, and I only dev on my MAC --meaning I really don't use a PC or MAC anymore. All my Internet usage is via the iphone! I do sync from time to time, as I don't want to lose my songs and apps. All my songs and apps are downloaded via 3G, not from my MAC. If I am in the car and I Shazam a song --I download it right then and there.

I really love my iPhone and I am developing Apps for the iPhone. The apps I am building require Internet access and there aren't enough free WIFI hotspots around. I am discovering this sad fact with my non 3G model iPad. As an iPhone developer I am seeing my future new customers going to Google versus dealing with AT&T. Since my lively hood is the iPhone, I may have to put on my JAVA hat and focus on Android and the Chrome OS.

Apple is back on top after a long hiatus, however if history repeats itself --Apple may loose their spot as Mobile King to Google.