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Cisco loses chief development officer and heir apparent Giancarlo

Charles Giancarlo, Cisco's chief development officer and characterized as CEO John Chambers's heir apparent, joined Silver Lake, the Silicon Valley private equity firm. Chambers was not happy to lose Giancarlo, who said that he wasn't keen on waiting another three to five years for the current CEO to hand over the reigns.

December 20, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Podcast: A look back at 2007

This is our last Dan & David Show for 2007, and we look back at some of the major stories and trends of the year. We discuss the impact of the iPhone, cloud-based applications, social networking, software-as-a-service, green IT, industry consolidation and Web 2.

December 20, 2007 by Dan Farber


TechCrunch holds its own Presidential primary

 TechCrunch is doing its part to illuminate the technology agendas of the Presidential candidates. Besides interviewing the candidates on their technology positions, TechCrunch is holding its own primary, where people can vote online from through January 18 for their candidates of choice.

December 20, 2007 by Dan Farber


Watch these FTC privacy principles and expect a skirmish

Along with its approval of Google's DoubleClick acquisition Thursday the Federal Trade Commission outlined some core privacy principles that may have a bigger impact than the merger over time. While Google's acquisition of DoubleClick is getting all of the attention (Techmeme, blog post and news story) these privacy proposals--and the debate that ensues--are likely to become a big deal.

December 20, 2007 by