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It's damned if you do, damned if you don't

To paraphrase and old saying, 'You can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time.' Vista is maturing nicely and and no amount of nay-saying will change that!

August 30, 2007 by Marc Wagner


Can Novell's Linux business stand on its own?

Novell's partnership with Microsoft to resell SUSE has drawn fire from many quarters, but in the end the deal appears to have delivered the desired effect: Jump start Novell as a Linux player.That theory seems to be the takeaway today following Novell's third quarter results.

August 30, 2007 by


Mercedes offers computer-to-car map interface

Mercedes-Benz USA will offer the ability to send directions from Google or Yahoo Maps directly from a computer or mobile device to one of their cars. The Search & Send service was developed in conjunction with Google, Yahoo!

August 29, 2007 by Dan Farber


Yahoo pays first installment on its 100 day plan

Yahoo reorganized its sales team as president Sue Decker shook up the ranks, shuffled managers and said farewell to Greg Coleman as head of global sales. The big picture: This move is really just a down payment on what will be CEO Jerry Yang's new strategy due in a few weeks.

August 29, 2007 by

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Variable premiums the intrusive way

Scientists at the University of Nagoya have developed software that tracks your driving style. It knows how hard you press the accelerator/brake; your distance from other vehicles; and how violently you turn the steering wheel.

August 29, 2007 by Ed Gottsman

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