Yahoo should have paid dearly for Facebook and was silly for worrying about little things like valuation. Yahoo's inability to Facebook is especially troublesome since the social networking has blown past Yahoo's initial assumptions.
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Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
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Knowledge@Wharton has an interview with Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie. He doesn't offer much in the way of new revelations about Microsoft strategy, but provide more nuance to the multi-headed vision that Microsoft General Manager of Platform Strategy Charles Fitzgerald discussed with me last week.
In the future we're all going to become gofers for computers. Pleasant thought isn't it?
Ron Hira, a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, has a few issues with my take on an H-1B visa reform bill yesterday. In a nutshell, I argued that a Senate bill trying to reform the H-1B visa program would in reality push more work offshore.
Mozilla's move to build social networking features into its browser has spawned a series of potential ripple effects. TechCrunch's Michael Arrington notes that startup Flock could take a hit.
Best Buy and Circuit City each reported earnings and provided some color on the technology sector's health. Key takeaways: Vista demand seems fairly strong and flat-panel TV prices are crumbling.
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Notable headlines: Ryan Naraine: Microsoft fits 7 patches into .ANI emergency update.
Mitt Romney’s Republican presidential campaign has raised about $20 million so far in 2007 with the help of “com-Mitt” software for interacting (fundraising) with donors. The activity is otherwise known as CRM, customer relationship management, and salesforce.
On paper a bipartisan Senate bill to crack down on H-1B visa abuses doesn't look half bad. Why shouldn't American workers get priority for technology jobs?