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The dangerous assymetry of open source

The dangerous assymetry of open source

Nick Carr puts Larry Ellison's move on Red Hat in perspective. Oracle is taking advantage of the "cheap input" produced by the open source community, Nick says: His attack on Red Hat would never be called neighborly, but it is, as Business Week's Steve Hamm puts it, "a ruthless and brilliant act of capitalism.

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T-Mobile Dash available in stores

T-Mobile Dash available in stores

The T-Mobile Dash Windows Mobile Smartphone with QWERTY keyboard was announced a couple weeks ago and is finally now available in stores for purchase. I'll be making a couple of purchases at T-Mobile next week and the Dash may soon be added to my collection.

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Google: Good (Web traffic) cop, bad cop?

Google: Good (Web traffic) cop, bad cop?

Google CEO Eric Schmidt knows the number one $148 billion dollar market cap search engine he oversees is a magnet for manipulation. While Schmidt acknowledges “terrible people” seek to game Google, he is quick to disclaim any Google responsibility.

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Oracle's war of stack against stack

Oracle's war of stack against stack

Open source politics isn't like Republicans vs. Democrats. It's more like the European Parliament. You can't go in there guns blazing. You can't push your way forward. You can't win it all. All you can do is cajole, engage allies, and try to make change around the edges.

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Google internal company papers leaked

Google internal company papers leaked

This morning I woke up to some interesting news that a couple internal company papers from Google called "Big Goals and Directions - 2006" and "Objectives and Key Results -Q3 2006 Company OKRs" were leaked.  The document contains some very interesting things that are discussed in detail here.

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Telstra needn't share, ACCC tells telcos

Telstra needn't share, ACCC tells telcos

The national competition regulator today said there was currently no need to force Telstra to provide wholesale access to its new ADSL and third-generation (3G) Next G mobile networks. In a speech given in Melbourne today, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman, Graeme Samuel, said Telstra had recently raised the issue of wholesale access to the networks, in relation to new infrastructure developments.

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What's become of Outlook Live?

What's become of Outlook Live?

Someone at Microsoft isn't paying attention. The Outlook Live subscription service has apparently gone AWOL and no one seems to be able to get a straight answer as to what the story is.

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