Engadget's J.D. Lasica interviews Orb Network CEO Jim Behrens, offers a how-to on accessing iTunes from a cellphone, and reveals that Japan has plans for a Robot Moon Base, while Barb Dybwad solicits readers' Motorola RAZR wishlists.
Autoblog's Eric Bryant predicts what's next in the parade of recalls and opines that the big three maintain truck supremacy. John Neff spies a BMW crossover coupe. Walter Keegan Jr. treats us to an illustrated tour of Saturn Vue 2006 updates.
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Engadget has Creative Zen Vision about Microsoft "breaking some new ground" with a… Battlebot (?!) walking around with Sony Ericsson's new W600 Walkman Phone and chatting up how the Nintendo Revolution won't support HD.
He says he believes the society is changing very quickly, and he says that the people there have a tremendous amount
of hope and confidence that didn't exist there ten years ago. As a society he thinks they have started down a one-way
street, in that they have to give people more education, technology and a free market. He thinks those things will
drive freedom of speech.
He asks all the time if he is helping a good or bad regime and that he doesn't always believe in, and that they have that issue in Germany too.
He believes that by being there and providing infrastructure that they are going to have a positive influence. He says that is what he is investing in, creating a dialogue now.
Denise Howell—sitting next to me at this moment—is doing an amazing job at blogging Web 2.0.
Check it out here: http://bgbg.blogspot.com/
She covers almost every panel with 3x as much copy as I do—and she can spell!!!
When asked what his one regret was in business Jerry Yang just told John Battelle that they went public too
Other insider info: Jerry dropped his baby on their head for the first time—ouch! :-)
Mp3 of the interview to follow.
Kim Polese just annouced her new company which is working in the Open Source space: SpikeSource.
She calls it an "Open source IT services company" — the idea is to piggyback on Open Source software and make money off of providing services, support, etc.
35 employees right now. Here's the mp3.
Brendan Eich (see bio below), who works on the Mozilla project, is speaking at Web2.0 conference (http://web20.weblogsinc.com) right now. I'll have an Mp3 file up in 15 minutes… so reload this page if you like.
My main man Craig just gave a quick talk about geek values. Listen here… via Mp3!
Have not done any comments about these panels yet cause I'm overloaded with keeping up with all this great content, and I lost my partner in crime Sean Bonner.
sitting next to Esther who is taking pictures and putting them up on Flickr (she's an investor in flickr as well): http://www.flickr.com/photos/edyson
So, John put together a media panel and he stacked it with all big media companies. One-sided conversation for
The panel was horrible because there was no one from the blogosphere on the panel and the panel talked about blog for about 3 minutes. Here's the Mp3.
Microsoft labs showed off some of their projects. No time to write it up, but they hit on Wallop and medical
databases. I deleted the Mp3 file by accident!
Looking to find out if anyone else covered it, or has an MP3.