Cuil, a Menlo Park-based search startup, has launched with an interesting hook: It has indexed 120 billion Web pages. It claims that tally is three times larger than any search engine, but the first impression didn't go over too well.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Notable headlines:Jason Perlow: Geek Sheet: A Tweaker's Guide to Solid State Drives (SSDs) and LinuxGallery: Crucial (Micron) Solid State DrivesMy Sunday Afternoon: Fun with VMWare ESX 3iDana Blankenhorn: The Microsoft way with ApacheSearch Engine Land: Cuil Launches — Can This Search Start-Up Really Best Google?Larry Dignan: FCC expected to rule against Comcast Aug.
Twitter can be powerful for professional networking and collective intelligence. Here are ten tools that can help you become a Twitter power user and take full advantage of Twitter for business and professional use.
Russia apparently could become a datacenter hub. It has hydroelectric power, cold temperatures to keep all those servers cool and a booming economy with lots of engineering talent.
The Federal Communications Commission is expected to announce Aug. 1 that Comcast's network shaping of BitTorrent was wrong.
The government regulatory debacle known as the Sirius-XM merger has officially ended as the Federal Communications Commission approved the deal after 17 months of deliberation (and lobbying from the National Association of Broadcasters).According to the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal the FCC approved the deal in a 3-2 vote after Sirius and XM agreed to pay $19.
On this week's EIC squared podcast, Dan is back and we talk about Microsoft's analyst meeting, Kevin Johnson's departure from the software giant, Carl Icahn's deal with Yahoo and Facebook.The big news this week was Microsoft's financial meeting (see Mary Jo Foley and Ina Fried's coverage) where CEO Steve Ballmer talked strategy and outlined the company's plan for the year ahead.
A series of bombs have exploded in Bangalore and companies that have technology operations in India are likely to need increased security precautions following what appears to be a terrorist attack.According to various reports from Reuters and Rediff.
Gateway, one of the early PC makers that sold their wares direct, said Friday it will sell its systems completely through channel partners and retailers.The company, now a part of Acer, said shifting to a channel-based distribution model will simplify its business and cut costs.
Microsoft's financial analyst meeting was a tale of a technology conglomerate: You heard a lot about search, a decent bit about the enterprise and all sorts of projects in between.But amid all the coverage--see Mary Jo's laundry list of stories--I can't help but wonder if Microsoft's various ventures aren't diversions that take away from the real profit potential of the enterprise business.