Rob Gonda's Blog

Obama vs McCain in the Digital Space

Check out this amazing top level analysis at Take Me To Your Leader, comparing Obama's and McCain's digital efforts, including MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, iPhone, Blogs, and Mobile.... Obama clearly dominates the digital spectrum.

Web 3.0 Explained

Take Me To Your Leader!

You may have noticed the lack of activity on my blog lately, mostly because of work, but also because I'm because recently launched another blog: Take Me To Your Leader! which focuses on trend watching in consumer behaviors, digital marketing, technology, and social media. I will continue to maintain my blog for the same type of content you're used to reading here, and write more frequently on my new blog about trends, innovation, and points of view...

Some of the recent topics you might like include a full thread on Microsoft's new ad campaign (first Seinfeld ad, Microsoft explains why it's so lame, Seinfeld gets the boot, I'm a PC), or talks about invasion to privacy through deep packet inspection, interesting AIR applications, or the best youtube ads ever.

Hope you like it, and as always, feedback is always welcome.

Vote for me at SXSW

Last two days to vote for your favorites SXSW sessions.

SXSW is one of the most prestigious music, film, and interactive events. I submitted a couple of panels I hope you find them interesting, and if you do please support me by voting for them; it only takes a couple of minutes.

Panel 1: Emerging trends of Mobile Technology (by Rob Gonda and experts TBD)

iPhone 2.0, Android, Flash Lite 3.0, Streaming Video, Electronic Wallets, … Mobile technology is growing rapidly and becoming an intrinsic part of consumer mentality. Hear the experts discuss the role of mobile in today’s lifestyle, discuss emerging technology, and predict national and international trends.

Panel 2: Rich Internet Applications Death Match (by Rob Gonda, Adobe, Microsoft)

Entertaining and informative event where evangelists from industry top players try to defend their products in a competitive death match. Flash, Silverlight, Ajax, AIR, Gears, Curl, WPF, many familiar names, but which one is the best solution for your particular needs? This intense event will reveal the answer.

Sapient submitted a total of 14 sessions, creating for the first time a huge presence on this event. I also wrote the content of the RIA+SOA and the RIA Security panels.

Feedback, comments, and suggestions more than welcome. Hope to see you there.

iPhone firmware 2.0.2

Apple has released an update to fix the reception problems with the 3G iPhone, woohoo! I love my iPhone, but constant dropped calls were really starting to annoy me. Just installed this update and will post back my verdict in a couple of day.

Flash Player 10 Release Candidate Now Available

A release candidate of Adobe Flash Player 10, code named "Astro" is now available for download on Adobe Labs. Once you download it make sure to visit this page and try the new 3d engine, it's AMAZING!

Cairngorm Project Moves to Adobe Open Source

The Cairngorm project, lightweight micro-architecture for rich Internet applications built in Flex or AIR, is now hosted on the Adobe Open Source website. Milestone builds, documentation, and the latest source code are available for all to use. Cairngorm is now evolving towards a project that will invite community leaders and enterprise adopters to partner with Adobe Consulting in the ongoing development of Cairngorm.

Delicious 2.0

Popular social bookmarking site,, now launched a brand new revived interface.

NetShare: Share your iPhone's internet connection

Share your iPhone's Edge or 3g internet connection with your computer. This is awesome, been waiting for something like this since the day I got the iphone. Here're step by step instructions on how to do it.

SXSW 2009 is Open For Business!

SXSW 2009 registration is now open. I submitted four panels for the interactive event, so I'm definitely going. Amazing conference, you can't miss it.

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