Twuzzr Beta

Twinner LogoI’m working on launching the beta version of Twuzzr, my new web startup. It’s essentially going to be a buzz building tool for product-based companies trying to generate pre-launch buzz. The platform will be based on Twitter. Our followers are eligible to win super sweet prizes by simply tweeting about our corporate sponsors and their products. I’m currently working on the content and page design with my business partner. We’d love to hear your feedback!

http://twuzzr.com

Follow. Tweet. Win!

The Future of the Internet – Vinton G. Cert

“Vinton G. Cerf, vice president and Chief Evangelist for Google, discusses the past, present, and future of the Internet. Cerf predicts that Asia’s cultural influence will grow as the continent’s Internet penetration rates reach European levels. He says that, while IPv6 will provide enough Internet addresses to last through his lifetime, the implementation of IPv6 creates difficulties for the Internet in terms of compatibility, security, and broadcasting. Cerf describes the trends and opportunities of the Internet in the 21st century: the transformation of information consumers into information producers; the rise of social networking; the emergence of new economic systems in online games; the development of user-generated advertising content via streaming IPTV; and the transformation of mobile phones into multi-purpose devices that provide geographically indexed information. In Cerf’s view, the increasingly lower cost of storing and transporting bits fosters a new economics of digital information and the emergence of new Darwinian business models that challenge existing entities to “adapt or die.” As a result, Cerf says the Internet is an unprecedented and unpredictable innovation engine because its infrastructure enables people to invent new applications simply by writing new software on the edge of the network without having to ask for permission” (E Corner).

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Headlines Indicate GM Will Bite the Dust Hard

If headlines are a barometer for performance then GM is not having a good day, to say the least. Here are the headlines of the first two pages of today’s issue of the WSJ Marketplace section:

“Era Ends as GM Snubs Saturn, Other Makes”

“Wide Variety of Brands Now a Burden, but GM’s Plan to Cut Four Could Let Toyota Take U.S. Sales Lead for First Time”

“Bondholders Say GM’s Plan Fails to Tackle Issues”

“Europe Cool to GM’s Aid Push”

“GM Turns Back on Multiple Brands”

“Bondholders Say GM Plan Falls Short”

Yikes!