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Latest Posts

meebo hooks up with Joost

meebo is building on the momentum of it platform push in a new partnership with the Joost. meebo's real-time chat solution, meebo rooms, will be integrated with Joost’s IPTV distribution platform.

November 5, 2007 by Dan Farber


Is a Java power play lurking beneath Google's Open Handset Alliance?

On the heels of today's announcement by Google of the Open Handset Alliance, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz has published a blog headlined Congratulations Google, Red Hat and the Java Community! The blog entry goes onto categorize the initial OHA platform (called Android) as Google's "new Java/Linux phone platform.

November 5, 2007 by David Berlind


Is demand for Linux slipping?

In this week's issue of, I came across an interesting piece entitled Server OS Numbers at Issue which should get the attention of many Linux aficionados.

November 5, 2007 by Marc Wagner


Defrag: Deconstructing the social Web

David Weinberger of the Harvard Berkman Center and author of "Everything is Miscellaneous" kicked of the Defrag conference with a talk titled "The Rise of the Implicit." His thesis is that we have a natural tendency to focus on what's explicit, but the explicit has certain characteristics that mislead us if that is the only focus.

November 5, 2007 by Dan Farber