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.
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Updated: On this Thanksgiving morning in the U.S., the Facebook Beacon storm continues to rage (Techmeme).
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.
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.
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.
Following Credit Suisse's $900 price target for Google one nagging question remains: Where--and how--is Google going to generate large TV advertising revenue?If you recall Credit Suisse analyst Heath Terry slapped a big price target on Google and made some assumptions for 2010.
Notable headlines:David Morgenstern: Does the Dell PC XPS One top Apple's iMac (are they blind)?Michael Krigsman: IT security failure costs UK agency its chairman.
This week on the Dan & David Show we discuss the debut of Amazon's Kindle ebook reader. The reviews so far peg Kindle as a work in progress (a version 1.
CIO Insight published its annual Vendor Value survey, with Red Hat coming out on top. A total of 472 respondents from companies ranging from $5 million to over $1 billion in revenues completed the survey in September 2007.
Real businesses have colonized Second Life. Toyota, for example, has a showroom from which you can test drive a simulated Toyota Scion. Dell has a large building that serves as a pass-through to its website. And T-Mobile has a brand promotion area dedicated to music and dancing. But many of the "real world" businesses that opened in Second Life are struggling.