In it's first major step towards reconciling a scandalous breach in corporate integrity and character, HP CEO Mark Hurd finally came forward last week to clear the air over what I've been referring to as PatriciaGate here on ZDNet (it's referred to that elsewhere too and I am not taking credit for coining the term). Or, at least to clear as much air as HP's lawyers felt was safe to clear.
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Good idea: One of the featured products at the Demo conference in San Diego this week will be Moixa Energy's USBCELL, a AA NiMH rechargeable battery that takes a charge from any USB port. Pricing for a two-cell pack in the UK is £12.
Stephen Speicher has posted an editorial on Engadget that makes it sound as if the reason there's so much opposition to DRM is that people want the freedom to pirate content. The title of the post is Digital Content: Why the sense of entitlement.
BuzzLogic hopes to solve one of the riddles of the Web--who is influential within the millions of conversations taking place in social Web, especially blogs. I have been following the progress of BuzzLogic for a few years.
Widgetbox formally launched a new service that provides a directory of Web widgets and supporting platform to build, syndicate and manage small, dynamic Web services that can be embedded on Web pages. Widgetbox CEO Ed Anuff believes that his company’s widget platform, like RSS, can provide a standardized way to build and syndicate modular Web content.
I just got done listening to and recording HP's press conference regarding the news that has come to light in recent weeks -- more specifically, the fact that HP engaged in multiple questionable practices in an effort to uncover the source of leaks from its board room meetings. News.
I am listening in on the HP press conference. It's not exactly a conference in that neither CEO and soon to be Chairman Mark Hurd and Mike Holston of HP's external law firm Morgan Lewis are taking questions about HPGate (Full Coverage).
David Morgenstern explores Apple's BootCamp and Parallels along with their deeper meaning in an article at eWeek. He asks "[A]re there really so few native solutions that Mac users must resort to Windows?
There's been quite a lot of feedback to my blog post the other day regarding how small/medium buisnesses should really be thinking about outsourcing all of their IT (or as much of it as possible). Most of the feedback seems to concur that it really makes no sense for SMBs to insource given the state of the state in terms of what's available as a service today and how reliable it is.
I'm not sure what to file this under? The Pot, Kettle, Black Department?