Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, of the Wall Street Journal's "D: All Things Digital" conference, took the DEMO stage for a 30-minute head to head conversation today. It was a good chat where they tackled things like Google Chrome, Facebook’s future and the iPhone.
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Media companies have to become technology companies, able to quickly and effectively deliver new services that appeal to a generation of readers who only spend about seven minutes a day of their free time reading stuff printed on paper. That’s the contention propounded this morning by Harold ‘Terry’ McGraw, president and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies at the B-to-B World Conference Monday at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.
The opening sessions at the DEMOfall conference in San Diego were kicked off with an interesting take on the evolution of the Web by executive producer Chris Shipley. Since the beginning of the Web, it's grown from a mostly-text online inventory of information to a transactional Web, a place buying and selling occurred.
Hewlett-Packard didn't let Dell claim it had the longest battery life too long. HP said Monday that its HP EliteBook 6930p ran 24 hours with an ultra-capacity battery.
The London Stock Exchange is on hold Monday following a "connectivity issue" that halted trading. The timing couldn't have been worse: Volume was heavy in Europe after the U.
Intel on Monday said that it is now shipping four new low-power Xeon server chips.The chip giant noted that the lineup is the first halogen-free Xeons, which will lower its environmental impact.
RealNetworks on Monday launched RealDVD, an application that allows you to rip DVDs to your hard drive with limits set by digital rights management software. The company announced the software along with the opening of DemoFall in San Diego.
Google is pondering a floating data center that could be powered and cooled by the ocean. These offshore data centers could sit 3 to 7 miles offshore and reside in about 50 to 70 meters of water.
Programming note: We have a busy week ahead and it's truly a demo fiesta. Here's a look at the moving parts.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about the perks and pitfalls of the newly released browser from Google. Diaz also reveals why Sergey Brin is bugging the Chrome team on a daily basis.