In a presentation that could have been entitled, "Can an entire industry change?" Tony Lacavera, the founder of Globalive and Wind Mobile spoke at MaRS about the current (and potential future) of the wireless industry.
Jeff Bezos was one of the keynote speakers at the Web2.0 conference and in his eagerly anticipated talk he took the opportunity to highlight some of their initiatives to grow to the next level by providing outside businesses access to their world-class systems and technology. This approach would have seemed completely backwards about 5 years ago. Why provide potential competitors access to key technological assets and speed their time to market? Jeff tried to outline some of their thinking by kicking off his talk using their Amazon S3 internet-enabled file storage system; the same system they use internally for their e-commerce site Amazon.com. Amazon S3 has grown from about 800m objects stored in the system in July 2006 to over