On Rough Type, Nick Carr ruminates on the distribution of wealth, digital sharecropping and algorithms in the early Web era. In a previous post on sharecropping in the 21st century, Nick wrote:One of the fundamental economic characteristics of Web 2.
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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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The reaction to Apple CEO Steve Jobs' open letter to the music industry about digital rights management has been relatively swift. But the scorecard is mixed when it comes to the music labels.
Notable headlines: Five Vista tips, revisited and expanded. NVIDIA drivers don’t play nicely with Windows Vista.
During his keynote at the RSA 2007 Conference, VeriSign CEO Stratton Sclavos announced Project Titan, a three-year investment from the company's capital spend of $150 to $200 million to add capacity to its network infrastructure to keep up with growth of the Internet. "We have to stay ahead of the curve and build capacity to help with RFID and content distribution," Sclavos said.
At a town hall meeting at the RSA 2007 Conference in San Francisco, Greg Garcia, the Department of Homeland Security assistant secretary for cybersecurity and telecommunications, described the environment in which his agency operates:"The next ten years there will be a single integrated IP network that serves all needs," Garcia said.
Verizon in the fourth quarter decided to bring its technology services in house as it integrates the infrastructure from the MCI acquisition. The news was disclosed on Electronic Data Systems' earnings conference call.
While the Wii is off topic for this space I'd bet that there's a decent sized subset of this readership that plays, or has played, air guitar. Along those lines the Guitar Hero game is coming to the Wii.
The reviews are in and it's clear that Yahoo Pipes is the belle of the RSS ball. If the chatter on Techmeme is any indicator, Yahoo Pipes is utter mashup euphoria.
Update: Got through to give Yahoo Pipes a whirl and did a gallery. Let's just say novices need not apply at this juncture.
Every time I do a post about Google Docs or its office suite plans there are a bunch of talkbacks and emails about other wannabe Office 2007 killers. This just in: None of them matter commercially.