What do you get when you combine one struggling carrier (Sprint) with an innovative but smallish one (T-Mobile)? A wireless train wreck.
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Digg is reportedly for sale with the leading bidders being Microsoft, Google and two media companies. The big question: What's best for Digg and its community?
MIT's Human Dynamics Lab is working on a form of social networking as old as humanity itself: Face-to-face introductions and subsequent chit-chat. Users wear badges that calculate how far apart people are standing; record their conversation; and track their movements.
Hey, Apple's releasing the Insanely Great iPhone SDK so we can all write enterprise iPhone applications! They're going to make the iPhone compete with the BlackBerry and hook it up to corporate Exchange email servers!
Apple has dressed the iPhone up in a business suit, but the real work is just beginning. Apple needs to convince chief information officers that there's a return on investment in a switch to the iPhone.
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: iPhone goes corporate bigtime.David Morgenstern: Reporter's Notebook: $100 million to promote iPhone appsMary Jo Foley: Apple finally acknowledges iPhone's Exchange supportRussell Shaw: What one developer thinks about iPhone SDKHow long til the iPhone App store hacker challenge?
Guest post: Dan Farber, Between the Lines alumnus and founding editor-in-chief of ZDNet, is editor-in-chief of CNET News.com.
Apple has given technology managers their iPhone wish list in full in an effort to make its phone more business friendly. The mission: Lure enough enterprises to the iPhone so Apple can hit its 10 million unit goal by the end of 2008.
Apple on Thursday will unveil its long-awaited iPhone SDK and there are a lot of things we know already. But the real story will be told in the months to come.
Installing IE 8 really brings home the bundling prowess of Microsoft. How many Windows Live Spaces, Encarta and Hotmail users signed up due to some bundle from the Microsoft giant?