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Intel joins OLPC project

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.

July 13, 2007 by


Stupid FioS broadband tricks

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.

July 13, 2007 by


NetBooks targeting small business with on demand suite

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.

July 13, 2007 by Dan Farber


An Army of Davids

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.

July 13, 2007 by Phil Windley


Comcast's catch 22

Comcast is in a tough spot: It has to upgrade its network to compete with incoming competition from Verizon FioS. But to do those upgrades it has to have outages.

July 12, 2007 by