Monthly Archives: September 2008

Chris Nuttall

Spore launchElectronic Arts finally got its Spore video game out of the door last night with a spectacular launch event at the new California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.

Prior to a guided tour of the galaxies in the planetarium, Frank Drake, who formulated the Drake Equation on extraterrestrial life in 1960, gave a talk and Will Wright, Spore’s creator, made a presentation in his own inimitable style. Read more

Chris Nuttall

NametagsWhat happens when start-ups get swallowed up by the Google machine?

Sometimes they can have a big effect – like the Keyhole acquisition that powered Google Maps, other times they can just disappear - like the mobile social networking site Dodgeball. Read more

Chris Nuttall

Google Chrome cartoonHerewith, 10 initial thoughts on Google’s new Chrome browser, based on its cartoon introduction:

1. Why a cartoon? What happened to the YouTube explanatory video? Are online cartoons the next big thing and is Google Chrome the red herring? Read more