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The Ballmer and Chambers show--no fireworks

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Cisco CEO John Chambers are holding court with interviewer Charlie Rose in New York City, discussing how they view the market transition, Google, coopetition and industry cooperation. The two industry titans both view the market as in an early stage transition, with lots of potential to reap rewards.

August 20, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Skype's outage: Lessons learned

Skype has its official response to its nearly two-day outage: A software bug was unearthed after numerous restarts over a Microsoft patch download.Russell Shaw has more, but here's what Skype had to say:On Thursday, 16th August 2007, the Skype peer-to-peer network became unstable and suffered a critical disruption.

August 19, 2007 by


Workday unveils Financials and Work Tags

Since Workday publicly appeared on the scene in January 2006, it has been self-described as a "revolutionary application platform and the next generation of business applications to drive your enterprise's performance," with applications that will be "dramatically easy to use, be responsive to your organization's changing needs and will significantly lower your total cost of ownership.

August 19, 2007 by Dan Farber


Waiting for Zuckerberg

Much has been written lately about open standards and APIs for social networks, allowing users to sprinkled and manage their social graphs (circle of friends and business associates) across disparate services--a kind of decentralized and more accessible, rather than siloed, social graph. Brad Fitzpatrick laid out the problem with the social graph and offered some suggestions for moving forward.

August 19, 2007 by Dan Farber


Bringing Facebook Home

One of the problems with social networking sites like Facebook is you've got to check them all the time. Things like Facebook's recent skin for the iPhone are just band-aids--increasing the number of touch points, but not changing them in fundamental ways.

August 17, 2007 by Phil Windley