Larry Dignan

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IBM touts enterprises free of fear and $1.5 billion security spend

IBM is marshaling its hundreds of security products and thousands of consultants to enable what it calls “an enterprise free of fear." Given that an enterprise free of fear is like declaring world peace, I asked Stuart McIrvine, director of IBM’s Corporate Security Strategy, to explain the concept.

October 31, 2007 by Dan Farber


OpenSocial: Developers speak out

With Google's OpenSocial plans out of the bag, I checked out how some of the chosen few--Slide, NewsGator, Ning and about the new APIs and how they plan to apply them.

October 31, 2007 by Dan Farber


Yahoo on OpenSocial: Socialization standards are good for all

Yahoo offered up an official statement about Google's OpenSocial APIs:“Social networking platforms are an emerging space and we believe there is a need for the industry to collectively develop several different sets of common standards to drive growth and innovation in this area.

October 31, 2007 by Dan Farber


Who will get on board Google's OpenSocial train?

As the Google OpenSocial train pulls out of the station (see Techmeme)with some passengers on board, we are waiting for the reaction of those who have chosen not to go along for ride at this point. Major Facebook developers, such as iLike and Slide, have jumped aboard.

October 31, 2007 by Dan Farber


Everex delivers $198 Google-friendly PC

Everex has teamed up with open source players to create a $198 PC (sans display). The Everex Green gPC TC2502 runs a Linux OS and is loaded with (or has links to) free applications, including Gmail, Google Docs & Spreadsheets, Google Calendar, Google Product Search, Google Blogger, Google YouTube, Google Maps, Google News, Meebo (instant messaging), GIMP (image editing), Firefox, Xing Movie Player, RhythmBox (iTunes substitute), Faqly (tech support), Facebook, Skype and OpenOffice.

October 31, 2007 by Dan Farber


Dell's consumer PC disaster

Dell has climbed out of accounting purgatory, officially restated more than four years of financial results and put an ugly chapter behind the company. But none of those moves fix a reeling consumer business.

October 30, 2007 by