Loopt, Inc and Sprint Nextel (the cellular carrier) have announced a provocative new service that "scans" a 25-mile radius around you and supplies a real-time map of your buddies' locations. It's symmetrical, of course: If you can see someone, that someone can see you.
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Google is prepping a PowerPoint-ish presentation tool to finish off what Paul Kedrosky coined an anti-Office suite. The big question is what's the end game here?
Notable headlines: Google Docs to support Power Point presentations soon. Google prepares "Presently.
VMware will offer a software bundle to get small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) on the virtualization bandwagon. And it may not have to work that hard to get SMBs on board.
The SuperBowl is one of those events, like the Academy Awards, that sucks up most of the oxygen in the air. For me, SuperBowl Sunday is a good time to read a book, go for a hike or...
Microsoft is clearly positioning Home Basic as the soon-to-be-forgotten little brother to Windows Home Premium. Don't be too quick to dismiss Vista Basic.
This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss the launch of Vista, Michael Dell's return to Dell in the CEO job and the Demo 07 conference. David also talks about the parade of new Vista-ready PCs and notebooks.
A change federal Energy Policy Act of 2005, which moved the start of Daylight Saving Time back from the first Sunday in April to the second Sunday in March and moved up the return of standard time to the first Sunday in November, to conserve on energy use might have echoes of the Y2k problem, Computerworld reports in an article, "Daylight Saving Time: When clocks spring forward this year, will IT fall down?
The underpinnings of YouTube's business model may have taken a hit when Viacom ordered Google's video darling to pull 100,000 of its unauthorized clips. Viacom said in a statement: "It has become clear that YouTube is unwilling to come to a fair market agreement that would make Viacom content available to YouTube users.
Maybe Apple doesn't have dominant market share in the PC market. Maybe Apple is basically a consumer electronics company these days.