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Latest Posts

D5: Palm's Linux appliance for cell phones

Jeff Hawkins unveiled the Palm Foleo, a $499 Linux appliance with a full-sized keyboard, screen, no drives, 5-hour battery life, and a set of modest applications, minus a calendar, for reading email and attachments (using DataViz software) from cell phones, currently Palm OS and Windows Mobile OS. Rafe Needleman was sitting next to me during the demo and has more details at Webware.

May 30, 2007 by Dan Farber


D5: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on the hot seat

For the opening session at the D conference this morning, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that his company was a lot more nimble today than when it had 30 people. He was responding to a question from conference co-host Walt Mossberg how the company deals with huge scale of the company, with 78,000 employees.

May 30, 2007 by Dan Farber


D5: Senator John McCain's league of extraordinary gentlemen

Presidential candidate Senator John McCain took fielded some tough questions from Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher in the opening interview at the D: All Things Digital conference. One of the more interesting exchanges during the interview, beyond McCain's positions on various campaign issues, was his call for the best and brightest, including Silicon Valley executives, to serve in government, a kind of league of extraordinary gentleman and women harkening back to the administration of John F.

May 29, 2007 by Dan Farber


D5: The schwag

The D conference is well known for its the Oscars of the tech world, except no awards are given.

May 29, 2007 by Dan Farber