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During Google's Analyst Day, Googler Paul McDonald asked the crowd of press and analyst attendees to stand and recite a developer pledge of allegiance.One platform with access for all.
Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk shares his thoughts on Mark Cuban's rumba and his exit from the "Dancing with the Stars" competition.In the end, as so many in the tech world before him, he couldn't do sexy.
The universe might be expanding but the tech universe is shrinking. Just as Oracle and SAP are dividing up what's left of value in enterprise software, Google and Microsoft are in competition to dominate the advertising and social networking spaces, with Yahoo trailing behind.
Adjacent to a booth hosting all of Microsoft's software was a rather odd sight at Interop. A karaoke, guitar-laden extravaganza (exaggeration alert).
Google Matthew Glotzbach, Product Management Director Google Enterprise, gave a keynote on innovation at the Interop 2007 and the talk was so dry I was forced to innovate.After 45 minutes of innovation cliches--fail wisely, move fast, etc.
Doc Searls is complaining that Facebook takes too much time. He's right.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Attack of the PDFs. Zero-day flaw in Macrovision DRM app under attack.
Along the road to an expected IPO this year, NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson announced SuiteBundler, a new set of capabilities for building and customizing applications with the company's software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. The major innovation is that customizations and configurations created in one NetSuite account can be reused in another account without recoding or rewriting, Nelson said.
Amazon reported strong third quarter earnings and upped its outlook for the fourth quarter, but it's unclear whether that's good enough to keep the e-tailer in that elite club that has been carrying the Nasdaq.On Tuesday, Amazon reported third quarter net income of $80 million, or 19 cents a share, up from $19 million, or 5 cents a share, a year ago.