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Latest Posts

Busy weekend: Kindle and Facebook beatings

Robert Scoble spent the last week giving his new Amazon Kindle ebook reader a test drive, reading a couple of books and declaring the progeny of Jeff Bezos a failure. He thinks the usability and user interface suck and it lack features such as a touch screen, social networking and the capability to send electronic goods to others.

November 25, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Of iPods and digits

In March of 2007, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's crime task force suggested that iPods should come with fingerprint readers that would lock out anyone who wasn't the owner. Presumably the way it would work is that an iPod would come tabula rasa and "imprint" on the first finger that touched it.

November 22, 2007 by Ed Gottsman

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The fine line between advertising and recommendations

Facebook Beacon has the 'Net riled up over what many see as an invasion of their privacy. A Wall Street Journal article gives a good description of how the opt-out process works: Users can't opt out of the program, called "Facebook Beacon," altogether.

November 22, 2007 by Phil Windley

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Wikinomics and mass collaboration

I'm reading Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (which is co-authored by Don Tapscott, the man who coined the term "paradigm shift," an act for which I have actually heard him apologize) before I go to sleep each night, which means I don't remember very much of it. (I bet you do the same thing.

November 21, 2007 by Ed Gottsman

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Where in the world is Ray Ozzie?

Ray Ozzie is Microsoft's chief software architect--that's Bill Gates' old job. He is charged with building a bidirectional bridge between Microsoft's lucrative rich-client past and its cloud-computing future.

November 21, 2007 by Dan Farber

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On finding the fertile crescent

Texas Instruments (TI) is working on a miniature color projector suitable for installation in cell phones. In fact, they recently demonstrated something along exactly those lines. When it will hit the market is anyone's guess.

November 20, 2007 by Ed Gottsman

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