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.
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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.
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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.
Yesterday I wrote about Steve Jobs making an all-in bet on the iPhone. Now the first reviews are in from those seeded by Jobs with the device.
Guest post: AccMan blogger and deep thinker on enterprise software Dennis Howlett, offers his take on Facebook as an enterprise, not just consumer, play and patches together opinions from the Enterprise Irregulars:Facebook is a phenomenon that's capturing enterprisey attention. Jeff Nolan and Jason Wood, two of my Enterprise Irregular colleagues recently provided interesting analyses in an effort to parse what Facebook means for the enterprise.
Notable headlines:Danah Boyd: Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpaceTechMeme coverageDavid Berlind: Google improves ‘Apps’, offers organizations clear path off Exchange, Notes, etc. to GMailiPhone WatchDan Farber: Steve Jobs goes 'all in' with the iPhone Bloomberg: iPhone Euphoria May Lead to Investor DisappointmentAdrian Kingsley-Hughes: iPhone - The bets are on!
The hype for the iPhone is like the launch of the next "Harry Potter" book or "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie. If they don't gross hundred of millions in the first few days, they are labeled disappointments, even though they are phenomenal by any other standard.
Microsoft, what were you thinking when you released a lame Windows Vista Home Basic? Could it be that you were beating the antitrust wolves at their own game?
I was just a little old for the Rubik's Cube phenomenon of the 1980's, but my little brother had one and I remember spending the better part of the Christmas vacation he got it trying to solve the puzzle.Now, there are "speedcubers" who compete to see who can solve random cubes the fastest.