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BitGravity LiveBroadcast to stream DEMO 08

This week I'll be at the Demo 2008 Conference checking out the more than 70 products showcased, and you can watch a live video feed of the proceedings courtesy of BitGravity.The startup content delivery service is launching LiveBroadcast, a flash-based streaming service.

January 27, 2008 by Dan Farber


Facebook's social pyramid schemers

Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk laments the way some Facebook applications behave, creating what he calls "pre-pubescent pyramid selling."I have friends who seem to have a strangely close relationship with Facebook.

January 27, 2008 by Chris Matyszczyk

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Cisco delivers next-generation switch--Nexus 7000

Cisco is rolling out its Nexus 7000 family of data center-class switches that Jayshree Ullal, senior vice president of Data Center, Switching and Services at Cisco, said was the most significant announcement by the company in the last decade.The Nexus 7000 is a modular mega-switch that combines Ethernet, IP, and storage capabilities a unified network fabric.

January 27, 2008 by Dan Farber


Secrets of Steve Jobs the showman

Carmine Gallo does a good job of deconstructing Steve Jobs' recent Macworld Expo keynote performance. He comes up with ten suggestions that can help anyone create a reality distortion field, but without Steve Jobs' charisma and genius for developing products it will still fall short of the master.

January 27, 2008 by Dan Farber


Tech spending (naturally) taking a dip in 2008

The New York Times reports on IDC's outlook for tech spending growth, which may fall from 7 percent in 2007 to 4 percent or less this year. The drop is not as precipitous as in 2001 when tech spending dropped more than 10 percent, gutting many companies.

January 26, 2008 by Dan Farber


Sun Microsystems: Can it grow?

Sun Microsystems has made a lot of progress in recent quarters: It has become more efficient, stabilized spending, transitioned to new products and made smart acquisitions like MySQL in a quest to offer a complete software stack. But there is one lingering question: Can the company grow?

January 24, 2008 by