In today's podcast:George Ou details the ASUS Eee mini PC and how it relates to the OLPC project.New Google patent looks to improve interactive TV, says Russell Shaw.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.
Mozilla released Firefox Alpha 5 and the browser that will be known as Firefox 3 still isn't ready for public consumption, but is worth a peek for developers.Here's what's new with Firefox 3, also known as Gran Paradiso 1.
The Chief Information Officer of the Department of Navy's IT portfolio has endorsed the use of open source software. In a memo via the Open Source Software Institute, Navy CIO Robert Carey gave guidance on open source software (OSS).
Notable headlines:Canonical refines mobile Ubuntu Linux.David Berlind: Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee Unplugged (right): Semantic Web better than APIs for data access.
Joe St Sauver is the manager of Internet2 Security Programs. Internet2 is the consortium that explores advanced Internet topics.
Speaking before a Congressional House Judiciary oversight subcommittee hearing on immigration, Google's Laszlo Bock, vice president of people operations, said that 8 percent of Google's workforce have H-1B visas, and come from 80 different countries. In the news.
My friend Steve Gillmor is known for his very occasional cryptic and sometimes prescient posts that attempt to connect the dots and unpack the logic between seemingly unrelated events.This week he focused his attention on the iPhone, which he suggests is new center of computing gravity, and iPhonomics, which has something to do with the calculus of battery life and multi-device computing, connected to Google Gears (offline access for Web apps), Apple TV and the data sources in your life.
Amazon is allegedly pondering a purchase of Netflix, but rumor mongers may want to ponder some tax implications before jumping the gun. Netflix (NFLX) shares were last up almost 6 percent on rumors that Amazon (AMZN) was interested in acquiring the movie rental site.
Microsoft is taking Windows way vertical--so vertical that it's targeting specific rooms in your home. This strategy could snowball quickly.
In this CIO sessions interview, Colonel John Hayes, Chief Information Officer of the Air Force Reserve command, talks about the challenges of managing IT in battlefield situations, deployment of wireless technologies, Web 2.0 and about tapping into the technology expertise of its recruits and 'citizen warriors' for the development of innovative ideas, like the new ‘Emergency Notification’ system.