This week I'll be at the Wall Street Journal's "D: All Things Digital" conference at a balmy resort near San Diego. The advertised highlight is Steve Jobs and Bill Gates making a "historic" joint appearance on stage with hosts Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.
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ARIN, the organization responsible for giving out IP numbers in North America, says it's time to start using IPv6. This time, they really mean it!
This week the Dan & David Show comes to you from the show floor at the Interop conference in Las Vegas. David and I are joined by George Ou as we discuss the latest trends in networking and what we found of interest at the show.
Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft will unveil its PlayTable technology next week and the potential applications should be interesting.Mary Jo notes:PlayTable — which also has gone by the codenames “Table” and, most recently, “Project Milan” — is a multi-touch, gestural- and object-recognition interface technology on which Microsoft has been laboring for the past few years.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's internal network security practices are a mess, according to a report by the General Accountability Office. In a report released on Thursday, the GAO said "certain information security controls over the critical internal network reviewed were ineffective in protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and information resources.
The Mozilla Foundation is being pretty open about its search for an executive director and plans to loop in community members to help select candidates. On Mozilla's Usenet group last night, Mitchell Baker, known as Mozilla's Chief Lizard Wrangler, said she is part of the team defining the search process for an executive director for Mozilla.
Notable headlines:Facebook's new platform:Dan Farber: Facebook: The social Web utility company. Facebook's Zuckerberg uncorks the social graph.
During a press conference after the launch of Facebook Platform, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked about differentiation from MySpace. "We just want to share information more efficiently.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage in jeans, Adidas shower shoes and Northface polar fleece and told that crowd that they were at the beginning of a new movement. He then described the recent growth of the company and to the company's secret sauce--the social graph (see my earlier post).
The suspense is nearly over. In about an hour, Facebook will lift the veil on its plans to turn its social networking site into a platform that its makers hope becomes a pervasive ecosystem.