This week on the Dan & David Show, we look at the year in review and make a few forecasts into the future. What was the biggest story of the year?
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Some of the more bizarre events in the computer business in recent memory happened this past year. Join Charles Cooper, Jim Kerstetter, Ina Fried and Michael Kanellos as their Reporters' Roundtable reviews the goofiest technology moves of 2006.
Thanks to blogosphere chatter over the iPhone Apple has a branding pickle. What do you do when the best name for an alleged phone is owned by Cisco Systems?
Headlines of the day: 10 companies where SOA made a difference in 2006 The iPhone is out--it just belongs to Cisco. Gizmodo said it would break the iPhone news and it did--sort of.
There are a handful of perennial stories guaranteed to ignite sparks in our TalkBack reader forums: Linux versus Windows, Mac versus Windows, FireFox versus Internet Explorer, and Dell versus Apple. But other stories in ZDNet blogs this year also inspired busy discussion threads, including David Berlind's account of seeking a refund for Wi-Fi disservice; reports from Ed Bott and Mary Jo Foley on the now infamous Windows kill switch; and "Apple vs.
Time Magazine has tapped "You" as its Person of the Year. With so much bad news and so many bad actors on the world's stage this year, it appears that by default Time went with something soft and fuzzy.
Trend Micro has stumbled upon an auction style marketplace where zero-day exploits for Microsoft's Vista operating system are going for $50,000.The marketplace, reported by eWeek's Ryan Naraine, illustrates that no matter how much Microsoft has beefed up Vista's security the bulls-eye remains on the company's back.
At the Churchill Club event, "Making a List: Fourth Annual What's Hot and What's Not in Personal Technology," at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, I caught up with one of the speakers, YouTube co-founder and CEO Chad Hurley. His favorite gadgets currently are the Helio Drift phone, the Sony Reader and the as yet unreleased strange Chumby.
While Adobe's 2007 financial standing is likely to improve courtesy of the latest Creative Suite product cycle and its new version of Photoshop, management is looking to Flash and its Apollo platform to keep the momentum going in 2008.
At his ZDNet Testbed blog, David is soliciting input for the top ten differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.