Notable headlines:Dan Farber: The future of virtual worlds.The third Web wave--two degrees of separation.
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The majority of datacenters were built 15 years ago when power requirements and densities were much lower. Power consumption has risen from 2 kilowatts to 40 kilowatts over the past decade.
During a panel with venture capitalists at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit O7, Roger McNamee, co-founder of the private equity firm Elevation Partners, gave his view on the latest Internet driving force--the era of social networking."Predicting the future is really an unproductive activity," he said.
At the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit 07 the virtual worlds was under scrutiny. Virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier led a panel (below) with Philip Rosedale, CEO of Linden Labs (Second Life); Irving Wladawksy-Berger of IBM; Chris Sherman, CEO of Gaia Online and Chris Melissinos, chief gaming officer at Sun.
The due date for Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang's strategic plan isn't here yet, but that hasn't stopped the handicapping. Bear Stearns analyst Robert Peck has a 22 page report addresses Yahoo's options.
Since Mark Hurd took over the reigns of HP on March 29, 2005, the company has been leaning into software, mostly through acquisition. With the last 24 months, HP’s software group has made six acquisitions, totally nearly $7 billion.
365 Main on Wednesday detailed what went wrong during the San Francisco power outage last week and detailed what it's doing to make sure its facilities stay running in the future.The power outage on July 24 knocked various sites--including CNET, Craiglist and others--offline and raised questions about business continuity planning.
News Corp. has won Dow Jones and Rupert Murdoch got his big catch--The Wall Street Journal.
CBS doesn't break out the revenue of its interactive properties, but it sure does talk about them a lot. The big takeaway from CBS' earnings conference call was the importance of its Internet properties to its future.
Notable headlines:Jason O'Grady: iPhone software update 1.0.