It was one of the most anticipated smartphones to reach the marketplace. It was hailed as being revolutionary both for its industrial design and the steps forward it represented for Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system.
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Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
For the longest time, I was using the Outlook version of Newsgator for subscribing to and consuming RSS feeds. But over time, I found it caused some quirkiness to Outlook and my system.
Stephen Shankland reports on remarks by Dan Frye, the IBM executive in charge of its Linux Technology Center. Frye characterized OpenSolaris as an open source facade, with Sun not sharing control of it with outsiders.
Last night I went to the Under the Radar event held at SAP Labs in Palo Alto on the topic of Office 2.0.
Kaliya Hamlin, Doc Searls, and I are planning an identity open space on Monday Sept. 11, 2006 in Santa Clara in conjunction with Digital ID World.
Yesterday I wrote about Zimbra launching a new version of its mostly open source-based collaboration suite. Then I got a call from competitor Scalix, telling me about the just released downloadable community preview edition of Scalix 11, a new open source and commercial version of the company's Linux messaging and calendaring software.
After the story was first broken here on ZDNet last Friday, I'm getting a kick out of some of the headlines showing up around the Internet regarding the way Apple is cracking down on small businesses that have the word 'pod' in their product names: Apple sets laywers on pod people (The Register) Apple lays legal claim to the word Pod (The Financial Times) Apple legal targets 'Pod' people (MacWorld) Apple gets lawyers in over 'pod' companies (Silicon.
Peter Chane, senior product manager for Google Video, articulated Google's goal in the video space at the Building Block conference in San Jose today. Google will become the "one site with all videos in the world and deliver an experience that works," Chane said.
Speaking at the Building Blocks conference in San Jose today, Digg founder and chief architect Kevin Rose described his site as a "crazy madhouse of news flying around, 100 percent user powered." The Digg madhouse isn't yet a crazy quilt of ads aimed at increasing revenue, he noted when asked about getting to profitability.
Oliver Luckett, a Revver co-founder and senior-vice president of network development, said his company plans to open up its APIs, which connect video owners with advertising. Speaking at the Building Blocks conference.