Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: The Verizon FiOS installation: The key points. Stupid FioS broadband tricks.
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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.
Comscore reported its global Internet traffic rankings and noted that there were 772 million people online in May. In April, the online population was 766 million.
A few odds and ends to mull over as the weekend nears...Why is RealPlayer so #@!
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Next-gen Windows: Most wanted features emerge. Larry Dignan: Next-gen Windows features and the fallout.
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.