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Google Research: Conference and Hard Drives

The Google Research blog has announced they will be holding a conference on scalable systems on June 23 in Seattle. They’re soliciting speakers and offering free food, all in an effort to spread knowledge about systems that scale in order to handle big jobs for huge amounts of people.

Cerf: Cell Phones To Drive Internet Growth
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There are about 5.5 billion people on the planet. Roughly 2.5 billion of them use cell phones.

Only 1.1 billion surf the Web.

So when Vinton G. Cerf, who currently serves as Google’s vice president, states that mobile phones will fuel the growth of the Internet, well . . . maybe we should believe him.

“The mobile phone has become an important factor in the Internet revolution,” said Cerf. “You will get those other 5.5 billion people only when affordability increases and the cost of communication goes down.”

Google Spins Out Hard Disk Paper
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If you’re a hardcore hardware geek, then the work compiled in the 13-page paper by some Google engineers on the failure patterns of disk drives will be like a belated Valentine from the little red-headed girl.

Winter Storms Drive Web Traffic Winter Storms Drive Web Traffic
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The recent winter storms across the Midwest and Northeast have driven record traffic to Internet Broadcasting’s network of more than 70 TV station Web sites. According to WebTrends On Demand traffic reached its peak on February 13, with more than 35 million pageviews surpassing the previous record set on August 29,2005 when Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast.

2.5 Terabyte Hard Drives by 2009?

Hard drive titan Seagate says that increasing hard disk densities could mean 4,000 hours of video on your PC, or TiVo, by 2009.

Leveraging Sales Compensation to Drive Sales Performance

Sales executives have long embraced the vision of leveraging incentive compensation to drive performance within their sales teams.

IT and Help Desk Customer Satisfaction Surveys Drive Performance
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IT and help desk customer satisfaction surveys provide information and insight for achieving breakthrough increases in IT and corporate effectiveness.

Using Content to Drive Productivity and Make Sales

Most organizations do not properly understand or manage content. They fail to realize that quality content is now key to productivity, cost effectiveness, sales, and customer satisfaction.

SES Session: Drive Traffic with Google

This was more of a speed intro to some of Google’s newer services. Topics included Google Analytics, Google Gadgets, Webmaster Tools and Personalized Search.

Take Your Drive With You With A USB Drive

Universal Serial Buses are a category of hardware that allows the easy addition or connection of extra serial devices into your personal computer.

Crafty Marketing

Hitachi, parent of HDS (who I love – though they have their own marketing challenges from time to time), just announced an “enterprise” caliber 500GB SATA disk drive.

Can Hard Drive Phones KILL THE iPOD?
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A new wave of mobile phones equipped with tiny yet powerful hard disk drives is threatening to put an end to the meteoric rise of the iPod as the public’s favourite portable digital music player.

Coke: Search Ads Drive Traffic

Paid search advertising has helped thousands of businesses reach consumers who may never know they exist; for giant international companies, search ads also work well at bringing customers to solutions they provide.

IBM Offers Virtualization ‘Test Drive’

IBM launched a new partner program to help SMB clients better understand how utilize its Virtualization Engine for running multiple virtual servers on a single piece of hardware.

Harman Kardon – Drive+Play

I’m thinking one of my next “rewards” will be the Harman Kardon Drive+Play. The Drive+Play is an integrated solution to “driving your iPod”.

Google Drive Steers Theories
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A section of text in a Google PowerPoint presentation described the concept of storing 100 percent of a user’s data; what started as a one-off observation made by a blogger rocketed all the way to a lengthy mention in the Wall Street Journal.

How to Drive the Right Customer Management Software

As companies battle to win new customers and keep current ones, more companies wanting to leverage their sales and marketing strategies, strengthen their workforce, and utilize the best tools available, are making Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software choices.

Google to Offer Online Hard Drive?

Lots of people jumping on the rumor that Google may be set to launch an online hard drive service, after slides alluded to such at the recent Google Analyst Day.

4 Gigabyte Hard Drive For Xbox 360

What’s the point of this? A 4GB portable hard drive for the Xbox 360, selling for 74.99, about $133.

Listen to Your Hard Drive and Weep

Weird noises from your hard drive and you’re not sure what they mean?

Dont Surf And Drive: MSN TV To Go

Microsoft, like the other major players in the tech world, isn’t about to miss the boat on Web and mobile entertainment. Google and Yahoo will no doubt be launching a media blitz at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and Microsoft has won’t be overshadowed. The Redmond-based software-and-everything-else company has made agreements to take MSN TV to the car and anything else that moves.