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Microsoft CEO still positive on tech economy

At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to Ann Winblad, a partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, about the current financial crisis. Ballmer says the tech industry is weathering the economic storm, but is not immune to it.

September 26, 2008 by in CXO

Microsoft CEO still positive on tech economy

At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to Ann Winblad, a partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, about the current financial crisis. Ballmer says the tech industry is weathering the economic storm, but is not immune to it.

September 26, 2008 in CXO

Hiring kit: Game tester

Hiring kit: Game tester

Game testing requires more than just the ability to play games. A successful candidate must be able to identify, isolate, and explain bugs and design flaws as part of the development team. This kit contains...

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Social media fuels 'Security Twit' road trip

Social media fuels 'Security Twit' road trip

The Security Twits is an aptly named term for a growing network of non-marketing security professionals who leverage Twitter to talk shop. It started as a fun idea and it grew into an amazing community resource for RSA Conference and Black Hat and continues to serve as the social hub for security professionals online.

September 26, 2008 by in Security

In court: iPhone suit dismissed, Qwest conviction reviewed

In court: iPhone suit dismissed, Qwest conviction reviewed

Lots of court action today:Apple won a summary judgment in a class-action lawsuit charging the company with deceiving consumers on iPhone batteries, Bloomberg reports.``Apple disclosed on the outside of the iPhone package that the'' battery has ```limited recharge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by Apple service provider,''' Kennelly wrote in his Sept.

September 26, 2008 by in Apple

Photo prize for virtual autopsies

Photo prize for virtual autopsies

Anders Persson, a Swedish radiologist, will receive the 10th Lennart Nilsson Award, one the world's most prestigious award in scientific and medical photography, on October 28, 2008. Persson received this prize for his innovative techniques for capturing 3-D images inside the human body. 'These new techniques have proven particularly useful for post-mortem imaging, providing invaluable information for forensic investigation.' Read more for a selection of scary and spectacular pictures...

September 26, 2008 by in Banking

Open Office to the Rescue

Open Office to the Rescue

Case #1:I was just working with Vista booted on my laptop (running one of the few remaining programs I have that requires Vista), when I got a call from one of our service technicians. A customer needed some information, urgently (of course), and the easiest way to get it to them was to send a screen dump of one of our programs - the alternative was a tedious reading off of a whole lot of numbers, with the accompanying potential for errors.

September 26, 2008 by in Linux

Ballmer's quest to compete with Google

At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to Ann Winblad, a partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, on its long-term strategy to battle Google in the search market. Ballmer says that to succeed, the company will have to find a way to change the experience and the economics of search, redefining the category.

September 26, 2008 by in Google

Ballmer's quest to compete with Google

At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to Ann Winblad, a partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, on its long-term strategy to battle Google in the search market. Ballmer says that to succeed, the company will have to find a way to change the experience and the economics of search, redefining the category.

September 26, 2008 in Google

Jackson Browne and Copyright

Jackson Browne and Copyright

Jackson Browne's decision to sue the McCain campaign over the use of one of his songs in a TV ad in Ohio raises serious "fair use" issues. Why can authors (such as myself) lift whole paragraphs from copyrighted works by way of citation, but we can't lift portions of songs for use in audiovisual creations? What is so special about audiovisual media?

September 26, 2008 by in Legal

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