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FeedHub brings a layer of intelligence to feeds

RSS and Atom have brought some order out of chaos. The information that you subscribe via those protocols magically arrives in your feed reader, but it's still overload when you track several hundred feeds.

September 23, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Google forays into the heart of social networking

TechCrunch is reporting that November 5 Google, in another fit of competitive expansion (check out Google's funding of a trans-Pacific undersea multi-terabit cable), plans to lift the veil on its answer to Facebook. It was foretold in the 'Tech Talk' video presentation by Google’s Ben Darnell to new Google employees that escaped from the hive and outlined plans to add a social fabric a la Facebook to its applications in coming months.

September 21, 2007 by Dan Farber


Making unnecessary choices

Robin Harris' post on whether flash memory will ever replace disk? got me thinking about the false dichotomies we often see in IT.

September 21, 2007 by Phil Windley

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Amazon rolls out widgets for associates

Amazon launched its widget program so associates can add them to Web pages and collect referral fees.In an email to Amazon Associates Friday, folks that collect a referral fee for sending sales Amazon's way, the company outlined widgets.

September 20, 2007 by


SAP's challenge to NetSuite, Workday and

This week SAP finally introduced its on demand Business ByDesign suite, aimed at the mid-market (companies with 100 to 500 employees) and starting at $149 per per month per user but with a $54 a month option for a set of five users with limited usage of the software.It appears to be the initial step in a decade-long transformation of SAP's ERP offerings across all market segments and verticals.

September 20, 2007 by Dan Farber