Thursday, January 29, 2009

What was that about imitation / flattery?

So, way back in April 2008, Techcrunch ran this story about us: The Enterprise Social Network Auto-Generated and Visually Mapped

Imagine our surprise here when we discovered this post today on TechcrunchIT:
When IBM Beats Facebook and Twitter

So IBM are now also doing a product called SONAR, that does almost exactly the same thing as our existing product called SONAR (Social Networks And Relevance)??? Spooky!
The article says that it's called SAND (Social Networks And Discovery), but the screenshots clearly show SONAR everywhere, and that's how it's referred to on the IBM Research Labs page

I felt compelled to respond to the claim that "No one else in consumer or enterprise is doing this yet.", so I posted a comment about an hour ago. Hasn't appeared yet though.....

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

...but can Evel jump it?

Happy New Year to all!

It's time for my first bold tech prediction* of 2009 - this year's "....but will it blend?" will be "...but can Evel jump it?"

Get your suggestions in - the more surreal, the better!

* Disclaimer: OK, OK, so for "bold tech prediction", read "blatant attempt to spread a meme and drive some traffic to my mate's site" :)