News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch spent a good bit of time defending MySpace's honor in the wake of the buzz machine that is Facebook.
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Any question that the meltdown in the financial services sector will crimp technology spending can now be put to rest. The credit crunch has hit IT spending.
Notable headlines:Robin Harris: The governmental-communications complex: net neutrality now.Dana Gardner: Red Hat partners with Amazon for Enterprise Linux fabric in Elastic Compute Cloud.
Wink has aggregated 250 million people profiles and is creating a kind of Wikipedia of people. Unlike Wikipedia, the new version of the people search engine, currently in beta, gives individual users control over the content of the search result for their name.
True Knowledge is previewing (in private beta) a new search engine that deliver answers rather than a list of statistically relevant links as in most search engines. Type in "Is Jennifer Lopez single?
This week on the Dan & David Show we debate the import of Facebook Ads. David thinks that Facebook Ads will be a footnote in history, and I suggest that they are the start of a new experimental phase with more personalized, invasive and effective (for advertisers) ads based on a social graph.
Hewlett-Packard said it is getting out of the digital camera manufacturing game to focus on its Print 2.0 strategy.
Cisco's fiscal first quarter earnings topped expectations with net income of $2.2 billion, or 35 cents a share on revenue of $9.
Red Hat has launched the private beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service with a public beta due in the before the end of the year.Under the partnership, Red Hat will make Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its features--the network management service, technical support and certified applications--on Amazon's EC2 service.
AOL acquired Internet advertising firm Quigo Tuesday in its latest move to transform itself into an ad network. And given AOL's financial state the rejiggering is a good idea.