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A look back at MIX 2008

Alistair Croll has a post up about his impressions of MIX and talks a bit about Microsoft's "three front war". In general, it's a pretty good post that encompasses everything Microsoft is doing.

March 9, 2008 by Ryan Stewart


Will it always be about Microsoft?

Right now, it seems everything is about Microsoft because its software is a de-facto standard, and it's accused of constantly manipulating that standard to maintain its advantage. As that changes, as the battle shifts from client software to the Web, does Google become the ogre?

March 9, 2008 by Dana Blankenhorn


Moving on

I travel a lot. It has been almost ten years since I had a job that was based in the same place I live.

March 9, 2008 by Richard Stiennon

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Turning up TV ads with data

I need to settle a long running argument as to whether the TV companies can turn up the volume of advertisements by altering the amount of data they “force” down the pipe (so to speak) into my set. Embarrassingly, I used to work as a transmission engineer for a TV station in Rome – so I should know this – but I don’t.

March 9, 2008 by Adrian Bridgwater


Apple restricts 3rd party developers with lack of multi-tasking on the iPhone

I was on a research vessel working offline last week when the iPhone SDK details were revealed by Steve Jobs and others at Apple, but that evening when I read all the news I was extremely happy to see Exchange ActiveSync support because my hosted Exchange service with 4Smartphone is what allows me to bounce between about 6 mobile phones and 2 or 3 notebooks in a given week without worrying about what PIM data is created and used on any of them. However, after reading more about the iPhone SDK and calming down a bit after seeing the amazing game possibilities and other 3rd party applications the news of lack of multi-tasking took me back to 1999 and thoughts of the Palm OS.

March 9, 2008 by


AT&T adds an iPhone unlimited voice plan, texts are still limited

All of the major U.S. wireless carriers announced unlimited calling plans in February, but apparently AT&T's wasn't applicable to the Apple iPhone. IntoMobile discovered that AT&T just updated their iPhone pricing plans to include an unlimited voice plan for iPhone owners. The unlimited plan is US$119.99 and includes unlimited voice minutes and unlimited data (a default for iPhone service). BlackBerry and PDA plans with data and unlimited voice start at US$149.99 per month.

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