Taking a break from reading the wall-to-wall iPhone coverage on TechMeme, I ran across a post from Lauren Turner, who works for Google as an account planner selling ads to the healthcare industry. In the post on what is called the Google Health Advertising blog, but only contains two posts, she assures potential advertisers that Google can help protect them from the negative impact of Michael Moore's just released film "Sicko," which does to the U.
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This week on the Dan & David Show, we continue our iPhone vigil as people line up around the country to get their precious device in a few hours. Many people have analyzed the iPhone value proposition, but at this point it's more of an emotional buy, and it is really cool.
News to know:Dan Farber: Powerset: The natural language search mashup platformDavid Berlind: The Desktop Virtualization Diaries (prologue): The Good, the Bad, and the horribly UglyiPhone WatchMatthew Miller: What kind of choices do you have if you don’t want an iPhone?David Berlind: Nokia's N95 costs more ($749) than the iPhone.
Powerset finally came out of stealth mode tonight at its offices in San Francisco. The technology is not ready until September, but the company unveiled what it is doing to revolutionize search.
Valleywag looks at how the planet is divided up among the major social networking services. It's the modern version of who owns the pipes, except it's who owns the hub of peoples' digital lives and manages the 'pipes' that serve the data of their personal networks.
Justin.TV is nauseating, by the way. Not because of his life (which seems to be about as dull as mine) but because of the way the camera rolls around.
Video: As long as we are in the midst of Steve Jobs parting the sea with the iPhone this week, here is the 67-minute interview Steve Jobs did with Walt Mossberg at the D5 conference in Carlsbad, Calif. on May 30th.
IBM and Seriosity have just published a study, "Online Gaming is Good For Business." The basic thesis is that immersive, massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMPORGs) enhance productivity, innovation and leadership.
Zoho debuted iZoho today, which allows iPhone users to view Zoho Writer, Sheet and Show documents, and to edit Writer documents in the Safari browser. The user interface has been modified for the iPhone.
Notable headlines...Mary Jo Foley: On the Web, no one knows you're a Microsoft employeeJoshua Greenbaum: A Little Transparency Could Go a Long Way: Oracle’s Opacity CrisisRobin Harris: SOA done right--the Amazon strategyDan Farber: Facebook: The rise of social applicationsRead/WriteWeb: Facebook Acquisitions: Fad or Proof of Platform Success?