31/10/2008

Ofcom Website | Update on the progress of the litigation in relation to the 2.6GHz award and the timing implications for the auction

Ofcom Website | Update on the progress of the litigation in relation to the 2.6GHz award and the timing implications for the auction

Due to the continuing legal process, Ofcom is expecting the spectrum award to take place in March 2009 at the latest. Ofcom still believes it is in the public's best interest to award the spectrum as soon as possible.

O2 and T-Mobile have taken Ofcom to court about their decision to award this spectrum which is why the delay is there.

29/10/2008

Future of Mobile 2008 | London 17›18 November 2008

Future of Mobile 2008 | London 17›18 November 2008

The Future of Mobile is being held at Kensington Town Hall. This is another Carsonified event so should be good, the Future of Web Apps (FOWA) was buzzing which took place at Excel in Docklands earlier this month. At least Kensington is easier to get too if you get "stuck" at the party after ...

There's some interesting speakers and should be a good couple of days.

If anyone wants a 20% discount, use the following code "DIGLIFE" when registering (no quotes).

28/10/2008

this is my website | Kevin Rose - blogg

this is my website | Kevin Rose - blogg

It's an interesting paradigm ... last from latest entry is all about "Why to start a new startup in a bad economy" which is all positive and nice.

Unfortunately latest entry is "Changes at Revision3" which is all about laying off people at Reveision3 ... how the world changes between blog posts :(

Though it probably is a good time to start a startup (services are cheap), it's still a difficult market and the economy is going to get worse before it gets better. Technology for technology's sake wont cut it and a sensible business proposition needs to be the basis of any successful company going forward - of course there's some guesswork, but without sound business models which works, there's no point even going there.

27/10/2008

Sun Startup Essentials

Sun Startup Essentials

Sun are a hardware company (and a software company too, but mostly they give that away for "free" [as in beer]), but with Sun Startup Essentials Sun are (almost) giving hardware away too as well as hosting/training and other services.

The program has been introduced into the UK and Ireland so is available this side of the pond.

It's easy to join (web sign-up) and once approved (which can take a couple of days) customers get access to the discounted hardware/etc.

It's probably a very good move for Sun as though they're taking a risk in supplying hardware on the cheap, if the startup succeeds they're likely to continue using Sun hardware and software.

Many people are used to using a LAMP environment which consists of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP/Perl/Python and Sun are trying to convert people to use SAMP which is the same stack based on Solaris instead of Linux. There are good reason to do this as MySQL is now owned by Sun so there's likely to be some Solaris optimisation on versions that come with Solaris (though MySQL's main development is still on Linux).

If x86 hardware is purchased the customer can still elect to run Linux rather than Solaris and even Windows.

It's a very cool program and Sun should be applauded for making it easy to join and use.