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D5 Live: No fight--Gates and Jobs ponder the past and the future

The highlight of the D: All Things Digital conference featured Bill Gates and Steve Jobs on stage together, with event co-hosts Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher as referees.The best line of the night came when Swisher asked the two what was the greatest misunderstanding about their relationship.

May 30, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Mahalo: A human-powered search directory

Jason Calacanis of Weblogs Inc. (now part of AOL) fame launched Mahalo at the D conference this afternoon, with the idea that human-generated search results for the most common queries can trump machine-generated results and not Mahalo will leave the vast majority, the long tail of queries to Google.

May 30, 2007 by Dan Farber

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D5: News Corp.'s Peter Chernin view on MySpace

News Corp. President Peter Chernin explained how MySpace provides a good example of how his company would be a good steward for Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal if it were able to acquire the company.

May 30, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Will Palm's Foleo sell?

Webware's Rafe Needleman has a picture of Palm's latest gadget--the Foleo, an "Internet interface appliance" at the D5 conference.My first thought: Palm just cooked up a baby Linux laptop that connects to a Treo.

May 30, 2007 by

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D5: Palm's Linux appliance for cell phones

Jeff Hawkins unveiled the Palm Foleo, a $499 Linux appliance with a full-sized keyboard, screen, no drives, 5-hour battery life, and a set of modest applications, minus a calendar, for reading email and attachments (using DataViz software) from cell phones, currently Palm OS and Windows Mobile OS. Rafe Needleman was sitting next to me during the demo and has more details at Webware.

May 30, 2007 by Dan Farber

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D5: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on the hot seat

For the opening session at the D conference this morning, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that his company was a lot more nimble today than when it had 30 people. He was responding to a question from conference co-host Walt Mossberg how the company deals with huge scale of the company, with 78,000 employees.

May 30, 2007 by Dan Farber

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