As of the time that I started writing this blog post,it's the top story on Techmeme right now. If you're reading this post to get some other insight into Jason Calacanis the man or AOL the company now that Calacanis (founder of Weblogs, Inc.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. During his tenure, he was the editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Jason Calacanis sold his company Weblogs, Inc. to AOL last year for about $25 million, was given wide berth to groove at the behemoth by AOL CEO Jonathan Miller, stirred up the company, and this week decided to leave the company on the heels of Jonathan Miller getting axed, replaced by Randy Falco, the president of the NBC Universal Television Group.
A friend, who happens to know IT security inside and out, searched on "BTL Dignan" and noticed the third Google result led to a spyware site, Webwarper.net.
The best part of this job is the interplay with the ZDNet community. A selection of the best reader quotes of the week in no particular order.
If users of Linux have any concerns about being the target of a Microsoft-sponsored patent infringement suit, then Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer apparently wants them to know that those concerns are justified.According to ComputerWorld, during a Q&A session that followed the keynote speech he delivered to attendees at a Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) conference in Seattle, he clearly stated his opinion that Linux uses Microsoft's intellectual property.
One of the overlooked takeaways from the Hewlett-Packard earnings call last night was the company's outlook on Vista demand. Given that the company is the largest PC maker out there analysts were hoping to get more color about what Microsoft's latest OS will mean for demand.
Depending on where Google or your favorite search engine takes you when you're looking for more information on Apple's latest notebook MacBook offerings, you're likely to get a different opinion on whether it's worth a looksie.
Hewlett-Packard posted fourth-quarter financial results Thursday that capped off a year of dramatic improvements in profitability, led by solid quarters from just about every business unit. HP said net income for its fiscal fourth quarter, ended October 31, rose to $1.
During his interview with Charlie Rose as the TechNet Innovation Summit, Bill Gates really showed how he has found a new passion that isn't about software bits and bytes. It's quite amazing that Gates and his friend Warren Buffett, whose money is flowing in the $32 billion Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have taken their collective wealth and applied it to improving lives around the world, taking a step toward overcoming man's inhumanity to man.
In the technology world, folks tend to get carried away. We want more memory, more processing power, more speed, more graphics and damn near more of everything.