Google and Microsoft both have programs to scan books and place them online. But according to the NY Times several research libraries have turned down offers from these companies in favor of the non-profit Open Content Alliance.
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Walt Mossberg nails the consensus sentiment about wireless connectivity--we all want our phones freed from their carriers.Mossberg writes:It’s intolerable that the same country that produced all this has trapped its citizens in a backward, stifling system when it comes to the next great technology platform, the cellphone.
Apple's Mac business is an unappreciated juggernaut--it's delivering big time, but the pyrotechnics from the iPhone and iPod overshadow old reliable.Apple's fourth quarter report on Monday will change that equation.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: IE users beware: RealPlayer zero-day flaw under attack. Mozilla plugs 10 more Firefox holes.
This week on the Dan & David Show, Dan and I kick things off with a discussion of Google's worst kept secret: the gPhone. Dan briefs us on what it is and then I riff on why I love it and hate it at the same time.
Danny Hillis (Metaweb), Barney Pell (Powerset) and Nova Spivack (Radar Networks) shared the stage for a session on the semantic Web at the Web 2.0 Summit.
Brad Fitzpatrick and David Recordon are on a mission to free up the social graph from walled gardens (see their "Thoughts on the Social Graph"). Executives from MySpace, Facebook and Google agree that users should own their own data, including their social graph (the people they are connected to a social network), but so far the walls have not come down much.
Following are quotes from AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson from his interview with John Battelle at the Web 2.0 Summit.
I am attending the Web 2.0 Summit. It's the final day of the conference and human genome pioneer J.
At the Web 2.0 Summit, Dash Navigation showed of what it called the world's first connected navigation platform.