Thursday, July 30, 2009

Startups: Only a few can survive

It is said that 99% of startups in silicon valley (or anywhere in hi-tech) are failures.

A recent survey of FPGA/PLD companies in the past few decades provides a graphical depiction.

Here is a history of FPGA/PLD startups from that article:

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Google Voice Widget

Google Voice, a technology acquired from GrandCentral, is now available to people in the US. You need an invitation to sign up, but if you remember the early days of GMail, such invitations are not so difficult to get.

One interesting feature is the Voice Widget, which allows you to put a link on your own website and let people call you from anywhere within the United States.