realtime

  • Chartbeat Brings Realtime Analytics to TypePad and DreamHost

    Chartbeat Brings Realtime Analytics to TypePad and DreamHost

    If Google Analytics just isn't fast enough for you, there's Chartbeat, a betaworks company which provides realtime analytics to Website owners. It gives Website publishers a second-by-second view of the number of visitors on their site, which pages are spiking in popularity, referring sites, as well as alerts on slow load times and server crashes. It is particularly useful for blogs. Today… Read More

  • Yahoo Dribbles More Twitter Results To Search

    Yahoo Dribbles More Twitter Results To Search

    Earlier this week, Google made a massive push into realtime search, taking advantage of its newly gained access to Twitter's firehose of data, as well as realtime feeds from Facebook, MySpace and others.  You can see these realtime results for every search you do by selecting the Updates option,  Bing is also in the realtime race. So what's Yahoo's less-than-realtime response three days later? Read More

  • Google Aims To Push The Speed Of Light With Realtime Results. Seriously.

    Google Aims To Push The Speed Of Light With Realtime Results. Seriously.

    Today, at its Search Event in Mountain View, Google Fellow Amit Singhal (who recently participated in our Realtime Crunchup) took the stage to announce a big new feature for the search giant: Realtime. "It’s Google’s relevance technology meeting the realtime web," is how Singhal described it. As we've learned over the past several months with Twitter Search, relevancy is perhaps the key to… Read More

  • Microsoft's Robbie Bach on Realtime and the Cloud

    Microsoft's Robbie Bach on Realtime and the Cloud

    Earlier this summer I traveled to Redmond to talk realtime and the cloud with senior Microsoft executives. In this conversation with Robbie Bach, President of Microsoft's Entertainment & Devices Division, I tried to delve into what "we inelegantly call Three Screens and A Cloud" from Bach's vantage point atop Xbox, Zune, Windows Mobile, Media Server, and related hardware. The subtext… Read More

  • Live From The RealTime CrunchUp

    We're here at the second TechCrunch RealTime CrunchUp in San Francisco, where we'll be taking a deeper dive into realtime technology and where the streams are taking us. Kicking off the event is a conversation with Twitter COO Dick Costolo. And we'll have much more real-time goodness coming your way throughout the day (see the agenda below). Watch the live stream of the event, powered by… Read More

  • The Mayor of Realtime

    The Mayor of Realtime

    If you believe the noise emanating from the retweetsphere, this realtime thing is something we don't need, don't want, destroys our sense of normalcy, prevents real thought from emerging, is populated by charlatans and idiots with more time than sense on their hands, and besides it causes seizures. I went to Scoble's blog on the recommendation of some retweet and found myself watching a realtime… Read More

  • iDroid Wars on Gillmor Gang

    iDroid Wars on Gillmor Gang

    The Gillmor Gang debated the virtues and otherwise of the smartphone's latest pretender to the iPhone crown: Droid. Michael Arrington led the Droid's faction, with a QVC-like enthusiasm for the power of Any Phone That Runs Google Voice. Of course, he keeps his iPhone and iTouch a handy arm-grab away, but with Droid he may finally have some rationale for excommunicating himself from the Apple… Read More

  • iDroid Wars on Gillmor Gang

    iDroid Wars on Gillmor Gang

    The Gillmor Gang debated the virtues and otherwise of the smartphone's latest pretender to the iPhone crown: Droid. Michael Arrington led the Droid's faction, with a QVC-like enthusiasm for the power of Any Phone That Runs Google Voice. Of course, he keeps his iPhone and iTouch a handy arm-grab away, but with Droid he may finally have some rationale for excommunicating himself from the Apple… Read More

  • Bob Muglia on Azure, Silverlight, and Realtime

    Bob Muglia on Azure, Silverlight, and Realtime

    Earlier this summer I traveled to Redmond to meet with a number of Microsoft executives, including Bob Muglia, President of the Server and Tools Business. Muglia's group has grown rapidly to become the critical swing vote in Microsoft's transition to the cloud, now closing in on almost a third of the giant's overall revenue. And as Silverlight and realtime become the strategic heart of the… Read More

  • The Realtime Agenda For The Realtime CrunchUp

    The Realtime Agenda For The Realtime CrunchUp

    Over the past few weeks, it's definitely been crunchtime as we've been putting together the panels and demos for our Realtime CrunchUp on November 20 in San Francisco. Get your tickets here. After much back and forth, and with the help of our Realtime Board, we finally have an agenda we are very excited to present (see below). Speakers will include Twitter COO Dick Costolo, Salesforce CEO Marc… Read More

 
  • The Private Web

    The Private Web

    For years we’ve been told the key to the future is the Open Web. And for years it’s been true that taking the open path eventually pays off. You can’t deny the power of open technologies to disrupt the incumbents, whether they are operating systems or carriers or the media in general. Arguing about what constitutes open can be entertaining, but in a world where realtime… Read More

  • Benioff, Conway And Costolo Are Speaking At Our Realtime Crunchup.  Tickets On Sale Now.

    Benioff, Conway And Costolo Are Speaking At Our Realtime Crunchup. Tickets On Sale Now.

    Ever since our first Realtime Crunchup last July, the momentum behind realtime streams just keeps getting stronger. Which is why TechCrunchIT editor Steve Gillmor and I are putting together another Realtime Crunchup on November 20 in San Francisco. Tickets are on sale now (the price is $395 until the final week when they will go up to $495—there are only 500 available). The one-day event will… Read More

  • The power of two

    The power of two

    I spent this week at John Battelle and Tim O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 Summit, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Partly because MG SIegler was on fire, doing a hybrid live blogging/news analysis stream that let me mine the hallway conversation, and mostly because John Battelle poured a ton of research and preparation into a relentless pursuit of the “story” — namely Twitter. John… Read More

  • Back to Mono

    Back to Mono

    I went to a birthday party this weekend where I ran into a Facebook guy, a smart guy who asked me to go off the record. In fact, the whole party was supposed to be off the record. So I ignored the off the record part by insisting that I already knew the thing I was being told, and then I told him on the record what I thought was about to happen for Facebook. This being my usual m.o. which is to… Read More

  • Ozzie on the realtime wave

    Ozzie on the realtime wave

    In June, I spent several days on the Microsoft campus talking with Microsoft executives about the impact of realtime and the emerging era of cloud computing. My conversation with Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie began with a discussion of the recently unveiled Google Wave, now being rolled out for testing by some 100,000 users. Ozzie followed up on his Churchill Club chat, where he described… Read More

  • For Your Eyes Only

    For Your Eyes Only

    Google Wave is roiling the collaboration space as it moves out of the sandbox and into a wider beta. The ripples are being felt by vendors ranging from IBM to Cisco and even Google itself. IBM is challenging Google Apps with an iNotes offering undercutting on price (as well as features, as Google quickly points out.) Cisco is buying small business videoconferencing assets to bolster its… Read More

  • One and one and one is three

    One and one and one is three

    Today’s Gmail outage illustrates just how tolerant the new realtime architecture is to individual service failure. The initial surprise at the comprehensive nature of the flatlining may have caused some significant degree of marketing damage, my bet is that the end result will be a boost to the service’s popularity, and with it, realtime services including Twitter and FriendFeed. For… Read More

  • Break Up GoogleSoft

    Break Up GoogleSoft

    The best news in years for Microsoft just hit the wires. Remember way back when Microsoft was under the threat of a breakup in the anti-trust days? Bill Gates famously pointed out Microsoft had no such thing as a monopoly, because (this was pre-Google) some company could come along at any moment and change the dynamics of the environment. Soon he was proven exactly correct, as Google emerged with… Read More

  • Track is Back The Movie

    Track is Back The Movie

    I’ve been filming segments with various folks in preparation for TechCrunch’s Realtime Stream CrunchUp this coming Friday. One of these conversations took place last Thursday in the wake of FriendFeed’s announcement of what they call Realtime Search and what I call the return of Track. Paul Buchheit and his co-founder Bret Taylor have been on numerous editions of the Gillmor Gang… Read More

  • Hanging on for dear life

    Hanging on for dear life

    With the Gillmor Gang shut down, I’ve been shifting my attention to the Realtime Stream CrunchUp Eric Schonfeld and I are hosting July 10 at the Fox Theater in Redwood City. Growing interest from startups, bigcos, open standards developers, and investors augurs for a valuable event. I hope you’ll join us. Some of the areas we expect to see explored include, obviously, Twitter, its… Read More