I remember when Mathematica came on the scene in 1988. It worked on a Macintosh and was far beyond any math program that came before.
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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.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
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Martin Lamonica of News.com interviewed Ray Ozzie yesterday at MIX07.
Updated below: Is Rupert Murdoch shrewd or what? Perhaps that MySpace acquisition wasn't a fluke.
Update: Dell has officially announced itS Ubuntu support on the company's blog.Dell giving preinstalled desktop Linux another try with Ubuntu and this time may get it right.
In the aftermath of MIX07 day one, with the announcements around Silverlight (see yesterday's ZDNet coverage from Mary Jo Foley, Ryan Stewart and myself), the blogosphere is weighing in with more coverage and analysis. Steve Gillmor has emerged from his cave to comment on the calculus of Microsoft's latest moves on the chess board:Today the Web woke up to a real story about itself.
Google is working with officials in fours states to make public record (gasp!) public.
Google grabs DoubleClick. Yahoo grabs Right Media.
How many lawyers does it take to cut and paste "deny allegations" a few hundred times? That's the most interesting question raised by Google's response to Viacom's $1 billion copyright suit over videos posted on YouTube (see Techmeme discussion).
Notable headlines: Google denies Viacom copyright charges. Full response (PDF).
I met with Charles Fitzgerald this afternoon to talk about the MIX07 Silverlight and related announcements. He is general manger of platform strategy for Microsoft, which means he carries the evolving script for understanding how all the pieces at the company should fit together and cohere as an underlying, point of leverage platform.