From the what did you expect department, the Wall Street Journal reports on Facebook developing a targeted ad system, similar to what Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are doing to generate higher pricing and tens of billions in revenue.
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Notable headlines:David Morgenstern: The real question about Mac security. Ryan Naraine: Trend Micro, Zone Labs, ClamAV join list of insecure security products.
AMD's Henri Richard is resigning from his position as executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer, according to report in Hexus.net and confirmed by news.
In the latest CIO Vision Series interview, I talk with John Payne, CIO of San Francisco International Airport, about the day-to-day security challenges he faces running IT for the airport. He also discusses the airport’s green strategy, disaster recovery scenarios, deploying SOA and tech innovations that will improve the services for travelers, concessionaires and the various government agencies policing one of the world's busiest airports.
Semiconductor sales are expected to grow at a 4.8 percent clip in 2007 with revenue gains approaching 8.
Trying to do just a smidge of research on Google's YouTube ad experiment and discovered Google's official blogs are down.Anyone else getting this?
Dell has made a big splash with various laptop and desktop colors as it aims to appeal to consumers. The problem: Those laptop paint jobs aren't easy.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Can Microsoft ever stop kernel tampering in Vista?Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: My 7-step Windows Vista reliability action plan.
The Financial Times reports that the U.S. spies will have access to their own social network, dubbed "A-Space," modeled on services like Facebook and MySpace.
Brad Fitzpatrick, one of the creators of OpenID, has a paper on the social graph problem that posits an open social graph that records public data about relationships as the basis for other social networks. It's worth reading.