Notable headlines:George Ou: How LCD makers inflate their contrast ratio score Google NORAD Santa trackerRobin Harris: Mac OS X Leopard still not ready for prime timeLarry Dignan: Can an airline exec run Red Hat?
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Mozilla is expanding its browser platform into new realms, creating APIs and a portable storehouse for bookmarks, customizations, passwords, histories, preferences and other metadata. Just like Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and others, Mozilla wants its platform, called Weave, to serve as a kind of a Web operating system, managing basic services for users (more on Techmeme).
Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk offers some reading suggestions for this holiday season, when techies should be taking a respite from their digital labors.It is holiday time, and, in my tech naivete, I am assuming that the hard-working, soft-partying readers of this site take a few hours, perhaps even a few days, to remove their glassy eyes from their screens and consider just what it all means.
When former Delta Airlines chief operating officer James Whitehurst takes over as CEO of Red Hat on New Year's Day he'll face the worst kind of doubters--the quiet ones. But Whitehurst could very well take Red Hat to the next level.
My--actually my daughter's--XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child Project has arrived and a few things were striking: Its size (built for kids), the software interface, which is very intuitive, and the realization that this tool is designed for children--not adults. In other words, dad needs to step aside and see how the XO does with the kids.
Notable headlines:Red Hat names new Whitehurst CEO; Szulik stays chairman. A message from Matthew.
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.
Research in Motion said Thursday that it added 1.65 million BlackBerry subscriber accounts for the third quarter ended Dec.
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.
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.