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History of Facebook: The Social Network at 10

By billpetro / February 4, 2014 /

HISTORY OF FACEBOOK February 4 is the 10th birthday of the social networking site Facebook. What started back at Harvard — and initially only open to college students or those with email addresses that ended in .edu until September 2006 — Facebook is now the largest social network with over 1 billion people using it…

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VMworld 2013 San Francisco: Day 4, Makers and Shakers

By billpetro / August 29, 2013 /

VMWORLD 2013 SAN FRANCISCO: DAY 4 MAKERS AND SHAKERS For the popular Innovator’s Day at the end of the VMworld Conference…   Jay Silver, Founder and Director Joylabz, and Maker Research Scientist at Intel Labs. Jay went to Ken Burns’ place in Massachusetts and went on a nature awareness walk. He had a guide, but Jay…

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VMworld 2013 San Francisco: Day 3, the Gadgets

By billpetro / August 29, 2013 /

VMWORLD 2013 SAN FRANCISCO: DAY 3, THE GADGETS During this week amongst 22,500 geeks it was noticeable how many devices I saw, especially mobile devices. Here’s the quick breakdown… Cell phones: iPhones by a vast majority, mostly iPhone 5s. Androids as the largest minority, mostly Samsung Galaxy 3 and 4. Tablets: iPads by a vast…

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VMworld 2013 San Francisco: Day 2

By billpetro / August 27, 2013 /

VMWORLD 2013 SAN FRANCISCO: DAY 2 In Day 2, the focused moved to details of the big announcements from Day 1, including NSX, vSAN, and a bit on automation. Carl Eschenbach, President and COO, VMware Carl started with the observation of “More attendees than expected this year, 22,500 attendees rounded up to 23K, making this the…

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History of User Interfaces: iPad at 3 Years

By billpetro / April 5, 2013 /

IPAD, 5TH GENERATION USER INTERFACE This week is the 3rd anniversary of Apple launching the original iPad. It’s currently on it’s 5th generation with the 128GB version, not counting the 1st generation iPad mini. Back then many pundits claimed it would never catch on. Instead, Apple has sold 140 million iPads, totalling $75 billion in…

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History of World IPv6 Launch Day: June 6, 2012

By billpetro / June 4, 2012 /

HISTORY OF WORLD IPV6 LAUNCH DAY What happens on June 6, 2012? The Internet Society is sponsoring World IPv6 Launch Day. On June 6, 2012, over fifty access networks and more than 2,500 websites — including Cisco, Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Yahoo — will turn on support for the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet’s main…

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VMworld 2011: Steve Herrod’s CTO Keynote

By billpetro / September 6, 2011 /

VMWORLD 2011: STEVE HERROD’S CTO KEYNOTE Dr. Steve Herrod has been called the James Bond of VMware, and he is indeed a confident and compelling speaker. He has an obvious brilliance and an easy style occasionally punctuated by humor. For his keynote he said he was going to do it with Post It notes and…

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VMworld 2011: Paul Maritz’ CEO Keynote

By billpetro / September 6, 2011 /

VMWORLD 2011: PAUL MARITZ’ CEO Factoids During Paul Maritz’ keynote presentation, when he explained that we’re at a tipping point, he gave us the following statistics: 1 new VM every 6 seconds 20 million VMs worldwide on vSphere A VMotion occurs every 5.5 seconds > 800,000 vSphere Admins, in 146 countries 68,000 VMware Certified Professionals…

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VMworld 2011: Day 1

By billpetro / September 6, 2011 /

VMWORLD 2011: Day 1 Three days of breakouts, super sessions, keynotes, meetups, tweet-ups, solution exposition, and parties. A victim of its own success I’ve been attending VMworld since 2004, when they were acquired by EMC. Now, VMworld has grown to have almost 20,000 attendees, 6,700 of which are Partners. It has outgrown a single venue…

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