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Podcast: AlwaysOn Summit, virtual worlds, green data centers and more...

This week on the Dan & David Show I am on the Stanford University campus at the AlwaysOn Summit and David is in his headquarters outside of Boston. I give David some of the highlights from the conference, including the state of virtual worlds, social networking, green data centers and the future of the Internet.

August 2, 2007 by Dan Farber


Predicting the next phase of the Internet

Will the Internet still be here in 20 years? Of course it will, but that was the question asked of Nick McKeown, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Stanford; Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun; and Phil McKinney, vice president and CTO of the Personal Systems Group at HP at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit 07.

August 2, 2007 by Dan Farber


Emissions from popular laser printers may be carcinogenic. How will HP respond?

Two years ago, I pondered whether the bill cell phone companies were the next "big tobacco" after it had come to light that cellco's were over-meddling in the work of independent researchers at the University of Washington. Not only did cellco's look to discredit the research before it was published, a lobbying organization for the cell phone industry that dispenses funds for such research attempted to control testing methodologies as a part of its grant process.

August 1, 2007 by David Berlind


Dell acquires ASAP Software

Dell said Thursday that it has acquired ASAP Software, which provides applications to manage software licenses and renewals, for $340 million. ASAP is currently a subsidiary of Corporate Express, an office supplies vendor.

August 1, 2007 by


Amazon experiments with groceries

Amazon appears to experimenting with grocery deliveries in Seattle. The invite only service, which was highlighted by Michael Arrington at TechCrunch, is dubbed Amazon Fresh and promises a fresh selection, value and convenience of grocery shopping online.

August 1, 2007 by


A rogue in the limelight

Ubiquitous personal monitoring has its disadvantages, but it will tend to encourage people--even sadistic bus drivers--to behave themselves.

August 1, 2007 by Ed Gottsman