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.
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.
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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?
Etelos has differentiated itself by integrating its modular, on demand CRM platform with Google Apps, Netvibes, Pageflakes, Windows Live, Blackberries...and now the iPhone.
I use Yahoo Messenger as my primary instant messaging client. This morning it won't wake up, and it doesn't even carry a beta label.
Besides the iPhone and whenever Google sneezes, Facebook continues to be the talk of the town, at least in the echo chamber of Silicon Valley. Let me give you a simple example of why Facebook merits attention, besides Dennis Howlett's post yesterday on how Facebook could play in the enterprise.
iPhone Watch iPhone Reviews: Not perfect, but worthy of the hypeEngadget: How does the iPhone stack up in total cost?
During the Q4 earnings call Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said that his company is not going to slow down its acquisitions binge. Oracle has acquired more than 30 companies in the last five years, including five in the last quarter, led by Hyperion for $3.