There's a bit of a tug of war over Research In Motion's prospects. First, Bear Stearns cuts RIM from "outperform" to "peer perform" in a move that's largely based on the theory that RIM shares are too expensive.
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Notable headlines:Garett Rogers: Get ready for JotSpot in Google Docs. Techmeme discussion.
Update: Apple and NBC Universal confirmed Friday that NBC shows will not be sold on iTunes.In a statement, Apple didn't mince words:The move follows NBC's decision to not renew its agreement with iTunes after Apple declined to pay more than double the wholesale price for each NBC TV episode, which would have resulted in the retail price to consumers increasing to $4.
I'm constantly amazed at the places Glenn Fleishman's excellent articles turn up. That latest, on the problems municipal wi-fi networks are facing is in The Economist (the only newsweekly worth reading anymore).
Steve Omohundro is president of Self-Aware Systems, which has a goal of developing an AI systems that understand their own behavior and work to improve themselves. He will be speaking at the Singularity Summit 2007 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on September 8-9.
Dell's most recent quarter benefited from falling component costs. The rub: It isn't passing those benefits on to you.
Prolific idea-person Chei Wei Wang has developed the "haptic clock," an application that forces your cell phone to vibrate periodically so as to tell you the time.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: HP to wait for Microsoft Home Server update before shipping MediaSmart Server. And on the Microsoft legal circuit...
This week on the Dan & David Show my Between the Lines colleague Larry Dignan fills in for the vacationing David Berlind. We discuss the news this week about Vista Service Pack 1 coming out in beta soon.
Dell on Thursday reported solid second quarter earnings primarily driven by lower component costs, better pricing and enterprise sales. For the second quarter, Dell reported net income of $733 million, or 32 cents a share, on revenue of $14.