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Makamaka: Google's grand plan for social networking

David Greenfield points to a post by Google Operating System via Google Blogoscoped about a video explaining Google's plans to add a social fabric to its applications, a la Facebook. The video, which has been removed from Google Video, apparently comes from an in-house "tech talk" presentation by Google's Ben Darnell to new Google employees.

September 11, 2007 by Dan Farber

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CIO's fourth quarter IT hiring outlook steady

Fourteen percent of chief information officers plan to hire technology staff in the fourth quarter, according to a hiring survey by staffing firm Robert Half.That hiring rate makes for a 12 percent differential in hiring plans since 2 percent anticipate cutbacks, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report.

September 11, 2007 by

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AMD's Hector Ruiz facing down the unmentionable

Prior to AMD's Barcelona/Quad-Core Opteron processor launch event this evening in San Francisco, I lunched, along with fellow journalists, with company Chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz and Randy Allen, corporate vice president of AMD’s Server and Workstation division.What stood out for me was AMD's psychic battle--living in Intel's shadow, a self-acknowledged David trying to slay, or compete against, a Goliath ten times bigger.

September 10, 2007 by Dan Farber


Michael Dell's new focus

As the New York Times' Steve Lohr reported recently, Dell has suffered a series of setbacks in recent months, from HP overtaking the company as the largest PC seller to an SEC investigation involving falsified quarterly results. In the article, Dell said, “We’re moving the needle in terms of getting focused on the right long-term issues.

September 10, 2007 by Dan Farber