Social Media: Neither Social Nor Media?

Thanks to Connie Crosby for her recap on Slaw of the discussion I moderated Sunday morning at PodCamp Montréal:  Is Social Media really Social and Media? Most sessions (at least, the ones I attended) took the format of presentation and then Q & A. Sunday morning, however, the session Is Social Media Really a SocialContinue reading “Social Media: Neither Social Nor Media?”

Techvibes in search of Montreal Community Manager

A few years ago I would have applied, but now I don’t have any time to write about these camps, startups or investments, I’m busy doing them! Do you attend every event in Montreal that ends in “Camp”? Do you recognize the majority of the companies on our Montreal Startup Index? Have you heard ofContinue reading “Techvibes in search of Montreal Community Manager”

Google Buzz re-invents Gmail

You can begin to see where all this is going: the integration of Gmail, Buzz, Reader, Voice, Geo, Blogger, YouTube, Calendar, Contacts… Buzz is a game-changing first step, but when you think about where Google will take this over the next year it gets exciting. Spot on (as always). This is much more about theContinue reading “Google Buzz re-invents Gmail”

Wifidog Camp Montreal 2010

We will be organizing a Wifidog Camp for development of wifidog. Where? Montreal, at Station C, 5369 boul. St-Laurent When? Sunday february 21 2010 from 10h30 to ~17h Who? Everyone interested in developing for wifidog, developers, web designers, testers, documenters, etc. Web page? dev.wifidog.org/wiki/WifidogCamp2010 I will be giving a session on “contributing to open sourceContinue reading “Wifidog Camp Montreal 2010”

A quote from Tim Bray (it’s all about listening)

The Net is the greatest listening engine ever devised. These days anyone can choose, with its help, to be well-informed. You have to make the effort to figure out which key people are really on top of what you care about, so that you can start listening to them. Plus, you need to deploy someContinue reading “A quote from Tim Bray (it’s all about listening)”

Best of both worlds: HTML5 web app and iPhone App

Why don’t developers who build HTML5-based iPhone apps (like the new HTML5 Google Voice app) also syndicate their apps in the App Store? The App Store version would just be an instance of the UIWebView Class on a canvas that displays only the HTML5 app. In other words, the App Store version is just aContinue reading “Best of both worlds: HTML5 web app and iPhone App”

Free rent at the Candian Technology Accelerator in Silicon Valley

This could be useful for Montreal Startups bridging the gap with the Valley: Did you know that you could call the Plug and Play Tech Center home for three months for free? Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service has established a Canadian Technology Accelerator within the Plug and Play Tech Center providing free services and access toContinue reading “Free rent at the Candian Technology Accelerator in Silicon Valley”

Ask me about my location: echoecho

I really like this new “mode” of interaction about location. We are just getting started on these! A brand new location-aware app called echoecho promises to make it easy to share your location with people you trust. You can “echo” someone from your existing address book, and if they have the app installed, they receiveContinue reading “Ask me about my location: echoecho”