May 19, 2009 — That’s the question of the day at jkOnTheRun now that Sprint has announced a June 6 release for the gadget running the new OS. The Pre faces some enormous hurdles, of course, squaring off against powerhouses like Apple, RIM and Google. So who’s buying a Pre? Our prediction: Not nearly enough of you to save Palm’s hide.
A handful of reporters are tweeting the Waxman-Markey hearings. Follow along at #aces or the livestream on C-SPAN. The Greener by Design conference is also happening today, and I think it’s a great conversation for technology-minded folks to participate in. Design issues — from building gadgets for easier recyling to creating UI that helps guide user behavior in ‘greener’ ways — are important parts of Green IT. Follow along at #gbd09.
Green IT is getting a bucketful of standards this week, with Friday’s announcement of Energy Star for Servers and this morning’s release of 16 proposed smart-grid standards, from cyber security to transmission and distribution to smart metering to the HAN and building automation. Share your thoughts and other great links with us by using the #greenIT hashtag on Twitter.
The big cloud computing news today has to be Amazon’s new automatic scaling, load balancing and monitoring/metrics capabilities. Previously, users desiring these features have went elsewhere or paid value-added vendors like RightScale. Speaking of cloud, Interop kicks off today, and I’m thinking about attending the CloudCamp event tonight.
This weekend, there’s bound to be lots of news and rumination happening about the Waxman-Markey climate change bill. Have a read yourself over the next couple of days (get the full bill text here), share anything good you find — links, insights, etc. — on Twitter and tag it #greenit so we can all play along. See you back here on Sunday night!
Happy Friday. The discussion today seems to be around applications: Yahoo continues to give developers more tools to make its apps more social, while we’re seeing the growing connection between mobile apps and the cloud. As things like Android gain prominence, expect this connection to grow.
I’m seeing growing interest in 3D home video, which is probably a direct result of HDTV flat planel prices falling off a cliff. Since there is no universal standard, we’re beginning to see some jockeying by some bigger players to push their technology. Panasonic is pretty active in this regard, and now Blu-ray industry association is jumping into mix. My prediction — Intel throws their hat in the ring in 3D video standards space within 3 months.
Happy Friday! This morning, it seems a little slow out there so far, but San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom just Tweeted about signing some legislation that will triple the city’s solar generation. There’s likely to be quite a bit of recap on yesterday’s smart grid meetings, as well (I know Earth2Tech has something in the works). Otherwise, I’m here thinking about microgrids for the weekly update. Drop me a line @celrae if you have thoughts!