Alex Bosworth has an excellent post on the heavy hand of Google on the Web. The gist of the piece: search engine optimization (SEO) is evil--but don't blame the optimizers, blame the ecosystem that Google has created.
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The reaction to BEA's rejection of a $17 a share takeover offer from Oracle is brutal.Of course, billionaire Carl Icahn has issues.
Former SAP executive, Shai Agassi has resurfaced as a potential 21st century day Henry Ford, but with a green intent. He is moving from ERP and SOA to electric cars with his for-profit Project Better Place.
Expect nothing--or better yet expect a total trainwreck--and you're always pleasantly surprised.That axiom is at play today as Hulu--the online video venture of Fox and NBC launches.
We know all about user-generated content, masses of users contributing to burgeoning Web corpus. It's a manifestation of Web 2.
Verizon reported solid customer gains for its FiOS TV and Internet services and wireless business in the third quarter.By the numbers, Verizon added 202,000 new FiOS TV customers for 717,000 total as of Sept.
As expected Oracle yanked its $6.7 billion offer for BEA Systems.
Notable headlines:Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: The Leopard has landed: The Mac OS X 10.5 upgrade process.
In my morning feed reading I came across a post from a startup company Path 101 about how it would like to work with Linkedin on its APIs. Linkedin has been promising to deliver APIs that would allow developers to tap into its business network.
Gartner just released its Magic Quadrant for team collaboration and social software. What's interesting is that there aren't any leaders and only two visionaries, Socialtext and SuiteTwo, products from Socialtext, NewsGator, SimpleFeed and MovableType, bundled by SpikeSource and distributed through Intel.