Thursday, 27 September 2007

Yuuguu present free browser-based screensharing at DEMOfall

The Yuuguu guys did a great demo of their free service, and the new browser-based viewing at DEMOfall in San Diego yesterday. They've had a great reaction and have been really pleased with the response they've had.

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Fotango to smother Zimki on Christmas Eve

Canon's subsidiary Fontango had created something really interesting in "Zimki", a platform for building scalable applications- a kind of David vs Goliath approach to the space Amazon EC2 is trying to pursue.
Whilst the management at Fotango were keen to opensource the platform, Canon felt differently, with the result that the project has been pulled. Anyone who can explain how this was a good outcome for Canon I'd love to know!
Gervase Markham points out that by Canon pulling the platform, ironically, they've helped prove one of the main reasons why the platform needed to be opensource to work. Simon Wardley, Fotango's now ex-COO must feel thoroughly justified.

Monday, 17 September 2007

Startup 2.0 in Manchester

Manoj has again done a great job of preparing the next Startup 2.0 event in Manchester on Wednesday night. Annoyingly I have to be in Glasgow, but otherwise I'd be looking forward to hearing from Lee Strafford, CEO of PlusNet which was recently sold to BT for lots of money. He's got some really interesting plans to help web startups: I'm sorry I can't be there to heckle ;-)
Manoj has lined up a VC, Peter Leather, and Billa Bhandari who runs a biometrics company and has lots of tech startup experience, to complete his line-up.
It's great that KPMG continue to support this event, I'm looking forward to the next one!