The Financial Times reports that Vodafone is pondering a $160 billion acquisition of Verizon. Vodafone says yeah right.
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On today's podcast:My FiOS installation: Key points. Gallery.
As noted Friday, Verizon FiOS was installed in a package deal with telephone, Internet access and television service at my home. Here's a gallery (right) walking through the main parts of the installation process for folks that may be considering FiOS.
New Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang makes his Wall Street debut Tuesday and the expectations couldn't be lower.In some respects that's good news.
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: The Verizon FiOS installation: The key points. Stupid FioS broadband tricks.
Podcast: Oracle's customer-inspired 11g, Larry gets FIOS, Samsung's gadgetfest, VMware's IPO, and more
This week on the Dan & David Show, my colleague Larry Dignan fills in for Dan Farber who is on vacation and the first order of business is a review of Oracle's 11g announcement. Larry was present for the festivities earlier this week in NYC and sees merit in Oracle's description of 11g as a customer-inspired release (what isn't customer inspired though?
The spat between Nicholas Negroponte and Intel appears to be over.In a statement Friday, the two parties said that Intel and the One Laptop Per Child project "have agreed to work together to bring the benefits of technology to the developing world through synergy of their respective programs.
The Verizon installer just left and I now have FioS--installation took about four hours and it was painless. I'll follow up Monday with all the details, but overall I'm just a bit giddy with more speed.
In his bio, Ridgely Evers notes that he has been the CEO of four Internet-related companies and that he conceived, designed, led the development, and drove the launch of Intuit's QuickBooks small business accounting program. He is parlaying that experience into a new company, NetBooks, which is described as an on demand business management system similar to NetSuite but targeting only small businesses.
Glenn Reynolds has a new book called An Army of Davids about how markets and technology are empowering individuals in new ways. In a similar vein, I wrote a column about the rise of personal businesses several months ago.