Jeffrey Mann

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New Year’s Anti-Resolutions for 2013

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 1, 2013  |  1 Comment

For the last several years, I have written a series of blog posts on my anti-resolutions for the year. It’s easy to publish predictions and yearly previews in a blog around this time of year. So I won’t. If lots of people do something, that usually is a pretty good reason for me not do […]

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Microsoft BPOS To Become Office 365

by Jeffrey Mann  |  October 19, 2010  |  7 Comments

In an announcement from San Francisco today, Microsoft provided more details about next year’s planned revamp of its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) cloud-based collaboration suite. Gartner’s official take on this announcement can be found here, but here are some of my thoughts. The new brand name is the most striking part of this announcement. […]

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It Might Be Creepy, but Is It Evil?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  September 26, 2010  |  10 Comments

I’ve been thinking about “creepiness” over the last couple weeks. I’ve been finding the concept come up more and more as I speak with end users and vendors about social software, because it is becoming a real barrier to adoption as end users react with sometimes unexpected revulsion at what seems normal or trivial to […]

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If Google Can Pull the Plug on Wave Like This, What’s Next?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  August 5, 2010  |  14 Comments

So Google announced yesterday that it was pulling the plug on its high profile Wave initiative. Gartner will soon publish a First Take with the official reaction, but the way this announcement was made got me thinking. I will not cry for Wave, but I find this an unsettling move. Not because Google has killed […]

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Internet Tech in Europe: LeWeb 2009

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 19, 2009  |  2 Comments

It was a hectic, but fun and informative two days at entrepreneur Loic Lemeur’s LeWeb conference for high tech startups in Paris earlier this month. I was looking for exposure to new ideas and activities, and mostly achieve that. That’s me at the lower right of the picture. For those not there, Ustream has posted […]

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Google’s Eric Schmidt Needs Media Training, Not a Privacy Spanking

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 18, 2009  |  8 Comments

Google CEO Eric Schmidt is getting a lot of flak for a statement he made about privacy in a CNBC interview. Here is the quote that many people are upset about: If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place. Wow! What an […]

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Looking Back on Cannes Symposium

by Jeffrey Mann  |  November 9, 2009  |  4 Comments

The time period after an intense conference like Symposium closes down is always a bit strange for analysts. We inhabit an isolated world with the delegates, revolving around presentations, workshops, 1 on 1 meetings, receptions, meals and (usually not enough) sleep. It’s the same for attendees, but there are a slew of people making sure […]

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Journalists ask the darndest things

by Jeffrey Mann  |  October 22, 2009  |  2 Comments

A journalist for an industry publication in Chile asked me some questions recently about Web 2.0 business models, when there doesn’t seem to be  a lot of business actually going on. Here are some of the edited answers. Do you think it was a bad business decision for Google to acquire YouTube, in terms of […]

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Why does anyone care about operating systems?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  July 9, 2009  |  9 Comments

Before I was an analyst, I can remember lamenting why the people in our industry were so obsessed with chips and operating systems. It was around the time when DEC released the Alpha RISC chip, and rivalry between the different strains of UNIX and Windows was at its highest point. The horse race between BSD, […]

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Watching Waves of New Technology

by Jeffrey Mann  |  July 1, 2009  |  2 Comments

Tonight I finally took time to watch the entire demo of Google Wave from the recent IO conference. I had already read a lot about it, but had not yet found an hour and a half to watch the entire presentation. This is a pretty busy period, so finding that much time to do anything […]

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