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Mozilla floats Weave as Web platform

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).

December 22, 2007 by Dan Farber


Oh, go on, techies, read some bloody fiction during the holidays

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.

December 21, 2007 by Chris Matyszczyk


My (daughter's) OLPC laptop has arrived

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.

December 20, 2007 by


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