September is like a brand new season for technology companies. Barely 12 days old, and we have seen the launch of Samsung’s new smart watch Galaxy Gear, Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile handset business, Sony launched new 4K gear and awesome new cameras, Apple’s new iPhones and of course our pals from Techcrunch hosted their flagship Disrupt conference. Result — there has been little sleep and a lot more writing. Here are some of the recent highlights (and you can follow my posts on GigaOM here.)
- What I like and what I don’t like about the new Apple iPhones
- Jobs & the future of work according to LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner
- Sony betting big on 4K, launches Video Unlimited 4K download service
- Why I think the $7.2 billion Microsoft-Nokia deal is a terrible idea
And perhaps that is why I am looking forward to my long 11 hour flight to London. It is my maiden voyage as an American citizens and I am thrilled carrying my US passport. I will spend next ten days in Europe — most of the time working but taking a few days off to enjoy the English countryside and riding around in trains. Also, I want to go shopping for a new fountain pen in addition to a new leather passport cover from British artisans. If time permits, I want to stop by at some of my favorite shoe makers.
Fun and games aside, why am I in London? We are hosting our second Structure Europe conference where we are going to talk about state of the European cloud. Structure Europe is our roving event — last year we hosted it in Amsterdam, one of my favorite cities. The agenda for this year’s conference is pretty exciting and I will be onstage on Sept 18 and 19 with my awesome GigaOm colleagues. If you would like to attend, here is a link to the conference website where you can find details about speakers, agenda and of course, buy tickets.