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On the subway home this afternoon, I realized that I should have been running a “10 things abou 24″ all season long. Since we only have 3 hours left (including last night’s episode), I will start now as a test. Here are my 10 things I learned last night by watching Kiefer Sutherland and crew on 24 — leave your learnings in the comments:
- The Washington Metro apparently looks quite similar to the Los Angeles Metro
- I don’t know if Chloe uses a pc or mac, but I want that computer – the things she can do in mere seconds is amazing - seriously she opens protocols mad quick!
- While the evil chemist tested the release mechanism on the container, they put it into a sack that was sealed – while the “bomb” effect probably would have opened the sack, why not put the bomb in some more open vehicle?
- The bad cop in the train station was perfect – a great twist
- If anyone wants to shoot me their screen, apparently it can be done. My only question is, what happened to Chloe’s computer when she shot over the screen to the evil programmer? Did she get a new one via a protocol? How did Cisco play into the screen shooting?
- Clearly Jack’s daughter, Kim, is an idiot on many fronts. First, in this post 9-11 world, she was willing to leave her suitcase with a person she didn’t know. Doesn’t the FAA require you to say your bag has never left your sight? Second, when the “bad” man opens his pc and aims his webcam on her, she doesn’t think anything is wrong with that either.
- The timing is amazing on 24 – when it needs to not work for Jack, it doesn’t. When it needs to work for the bad guys, it does. Here’s an example – how did the bad husband know that at that exact moment the good spy would be in the bathroom? How did the bad husband know no one else would be in the bathroom?
- Why did the bad people want to time the canister to go off when the train was in the terminal empty? Was it a test? Seemed like it wasn’t a test so why not blow the thing up during rush hour when the train was in the tunnel?
- Amazing that in his very weak condition, Renee was ok with Jack driving – she’s the head of the FBI and she lets him drive after he just said the meds no longer worked on him?
- This one comes from “The Big Bang Theory” — one of the best geek shows because they “get” geek however they used the T word last night and therefore have lost major points with me. Lame Sheldon Lame.
So what do I think will happen on the 24 season finale next week?
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Virtual events provider ON24 announced this morning that they have raised over $8 million in equity and expansion capital financing, bringing their total to $46 million venture capital raised to-date. U.S. Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, and Rho Ventures led the equity round; while Gold Hill Capital led the expansion capital financing. The company notes that the funding will be used to "accelerate ON24′s global expansion of the sales, marketing and client services organizations; and product development initiatives, including ON24 Virtual Show and the company’s flagship webcasting platform."
ON24 reports sales growth of 40% year-over-year. ON24 offers a "Virtual Show" product (see screenshot below). I get the idea of virtual (i.e remote) conferences and the associated cost benefits. But does it need to look like a virtual world too? I’d prefer a simple Web page with the different rooms and events rather than this silly, goofy mall-like atmosphere. What’s the cost to build these virtual worlds? I am guessing there are some standard setups but I am sure that most exhibitors want something custom. Just because something is x in real-life, doesn’t mean that online we need to recreate x.