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Who wins with Google Chrome

Who wins with Google Chrome

The winners and losers in Google Chrome are technologies. Not companies. Not sites. Technologies. And those which are open source are naturally advantaged. It's the open source process itself that is the biggest winner with Google Chrome.

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Deep packet spy's CEO resigns

Deep packet spy's CEO resigns

Is this the beginning of the end for NebuAd, the Redwood City-based company that uses deep packet inspection technology to monitor Web surfing habits of individuals and use the information to insert advertising? CEO Bob Dykes has resigned to become Chief Financial Officer for Verifone.

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Michael Dell: Telcos may subsidize netbooks to sell 3G

Michael Dell: Telcos may subsidize netbooks to sell 3G

Dell CEO Michael Dell said he expects netbooks to eventually be subsidized by wireless telecom carriers that would sell the devices along with 3G service.The comments, made at the Citigroup Technology Conference on Wednesday, could shed some light on Dell's strategy as it announces a new netbook tomorrow.

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Can Drop.io coexist with the FRCP?

Can Drop.io coexist with the FRCP?

My teachers are looking for quick ways to get files to students. We're building infrastructure, so this sort of thing will be able to get into a content management system or onto our SIS within a couple months, but for right now, the courses certainly can't wait for those of us in IT.

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TiVo's new strategy: Too little, too late?

ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz says it's time for TiVo to focus its resources on licensing its technologies for the non-TiVo DVR boxes offered by cable and satellite TV providers. TiVo should abandon developing its standalone set-top boxes, since it has never been good at luring a mainstream customer base, Diaz says.

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Chrome and why Gates was right to be paranoid

Chrome and why Gates was right to be paranoid

Google's entrance into the browser wars is more of a reflection of the importance of the browser environment as we undergo a shift to the next generation of Internet application development frameworks. Rich Internet Applications are the future, and Google wants to stake a claim to it.

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Class action bait on iPhone problems

Class action bait on iPhone problems

Classic class-action bait over the iPhone 3G's crappy performance: A San Diego-based lawsuit filed late last week alleges that Apple and its carrier partner AT&T have knowingly oversold iPhone 3G, promising fast speeds only to see a glut of customers bog down the network with devices that themselves are flawed.

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A new method to study origin of life

A new method to study origin of life

U.S. researchers at Penn State University have developed a new computational method to understand how life began on Earth about four billion years ago. According to the scientists, their method 'has the potential to trace the evolutionary histories of proteins all the way back to either cells or viruses, thus settling the debate once and for all over which of these life forms came first.' The method, which is based on the study of an ancient group of proteins called retroelements, produces a tree-like diagram, called a phylogenetic tree. One of the team leaders said that 'it is within our grasp to determine whether viruses evolved from cells or vice-versa.' Fascinating! But read more...

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Revenge of the techies

Revenge of the techies

Stealing office supplies has never been so menacing. A new survey evidences all too well where the power can fall in enterprise IT relationships: into the hands of spiteful employees.

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A virus in our genes, think about that....

A virus in our genes, think about that....

Really fascinating news: Virus is passed from parent to child in the DNA. Researchers found that roseola, an infection that everyone apparently gets but only 20 percent of children develop the characteristic rash that gives it its name, is actually in our DNA.

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iRobot's Brooks starts worker bot company

iRobot's Brooks starts worker bot company

Even as iRobot won a wide-open contract with the Army, the company's part-time CTO, Rodney Brooks, left the company to start a new robotics firm, Cambridge-based Heartland Robotics. The new company is focused on industrial robotics, which logic would dictate would put factory workers out of work.

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