Intel's brief partnership with the One Laptop Per Child project has officially ended.According to multiple reports , mostly following The Wall Street Journal, Intel and OLPC head Nicholas Negroponte split over one irreconcilable difference.
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Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Intel's OLPC pullout sets up XO vs Classmate PC duel Christopher Dawson: OLPC and Intel part ways. What would my ideal education ultraportable look like?
My good friend Om Malik, master of the enterprising GigaOm family of tech Web sites, suffered a heart attack over the holidays. He is thankfully on the mend and hopefully will be at full strength and back on the circuit soon.
The new year in social networking is picking up where it left off with Plaxo letting loose a Facebook data importer (see Techmeme for the full debate). Robert Scoble was given an alpha version of Plaxo's Facebook contact data importer, and the Facebook engine shut him down.
After 17 years working together through a variety of publications and online sites, starting with PCWeek (now eWeek) in 1991, my colleague David Berlind is changing teams. While toiling at ZDNet he and Doug Gold developed Mass Event Labs, a producer of unconference-style and custom events such as Mashup Camp and Startup Camp.
Mozilla, the organization behind Firefox, should go public, cash in on its browser success and grab more resources to fight Microsoft. At least that's Henry Blodget's theory.
Dell said Thursday that it is updating its Inspiron 1525 15.4 inch notebooks with smaller versions and new colors.
Lenovo announced plans to enter the consumer market Thursday with a line of laptops that incorporate some interesting features--bezel-less screens, face recognition and linen texture lids. Will those design additions be enough to make a dent in the consumer market?
Netflix's ongoing progression toward digital delivery continues, this time with a set-top box deal with LG. The big question is whether Netflix can capture the set-top box--the Holy Grail and de facto home entertainment server these days.