From the category archives:


Digital Pollution

by Ian Rosenwach 9.23.2012

“It is absolutely a race between our ability to create data and our ability to store and manage data,” Mr. Burton said. Our ability to create data is winning. The New York Times has a good article on data center energy consumption.  It turns out the “cloud” and the dozens of web services we all use […]

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Lessons from Steve Jobs

by Ian Rosenwach 8.24.2011

Steve Jobs means a lot of things to a lot of people.  I thought I’d write down a few themes which I think he personifies. There’s a lot to say and plenty of people saying it! Here’s my .02 – Inspiring Leadership Scales – Steve gives Apple a soul.  I’ve visited the Apple campus and […]

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How the Web is Changing Software

by Ian Rosenwach 6.14.2011

Jon Gruber at Daring Fireball and Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry at Silicon Alley Insider have great pieces on what iCloud says about how the Web is changing software.  This is my takeaway from this debate. Let’s start with stating that the Internet is a medium for software distribution. Webpages are software, and the Web is a unique […]

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Book Review: The Facebook Effect

by Ian Rosenwach 3.7.2011

This weekend while in Florida I read The Facebook Effect, by David Kirkpatrick. Overall it was a great read. I highly recommend it if you’re interested in what qualities are found in companies that get big fast.  Maybe even more so it’s a book about what makes great Technology and Internet Company leaders. This book […]

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Companies with Soul

by Ian Rosenwach 10.29.2009

Can a Company have soul? We all have certain perceptions about products or services we use.  Some of them have a certain ‘glow’ about them.  Perhaps it’s because they are doing something different, something that touches our core and reminds us of something real. What does it mean for a Company to have soul?  First […]

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RSS has the potential to be the worlds biggest micro-content social network

by Ian Rosenwach 9.10.2009

Twitter, Facebook, and other micro-content social networks have a lot in common with RSS. You subscribe to content, be it a friend, Publisher, or a Twitter account. You read it all in a single place. You can unsubscribe. The content comes in snippets. RSS has been around for a while, but maybe we’re missing something. […]

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Browser Tab Interoperability wish

by Ian Rosenwach 8.13.2009

I wish that I can open all the tabs I have open in Firefox in Google Chrome, with the click of a button.  Or for that matter from Internet Explorer to Firefox, IE to Chrome, and all permutations. Chrome is more powerful in certain ways, and if  I’m watching a lot of videos and listening […]

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IBM acquisition of SPSS – catching up to the Web-based World

by Ian Rosenwach 7.28.2009

Yesterday IBM acuired SPSS for $1.2 billion.  SPSS is in the business of analyzing large amount of data and building models that look at the data in ways useful to a business.  IBM is smart to start providing tools and services to power the web-based world. Software like SPSS will become more valuable as we […]

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