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Amazon experiments with groceries

Amazon appears to experimenting with grocery deliveries in Seattle. The invite only service, which was highlighted by Michael Arrington at TechCrunch, is dubbed Amazon Fresh and promises a fresh selection, value and convenience of grocery shopping online.

August 1, 2007 by


A rogue in the limelight

Ubiquitous personal monitoring has its disadvantages, but it will tend to encourage people--even sadistic bus drivers--to behave themselves.

August 1, 2007 by Ed Gottsman


Google faces uphill climb forging wireless deals

Google's wireless plans are coming into focus, but it will face a big hurdle: Convincing wireless carriers that it is a partner and not a foe.The Wall Street Journal reports today that Google is approaching numerous wireless carriers like T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless with prototype handsets embedded with its search engine, email and mobile browser.

August 1, 2007 by


The third Web wave--two degrees of separation

During a panel with venture capitalists at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit O7, Roger McNamee, co-founder of the private equity firm Elevation Partners, gave his view on the latest Internet driving force--the era of social networking."Predicting the future is really an unproductive activity," he said.

August 1, 2007 by Dan Farber

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The future of virtual worlds

At the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit 07 the virtual worlds was under scrutiny. Virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier led a panel (below) with Philip Rosedale, CEO of Linden Labs (Second Life); Irving Wladawksy-Berger of IBM; Chris Sherman, CEO of Gaia Online and Chris Melissinos, chief gaming officer at Sun.

August 1, 2007 by Dan Farber


HP's expanding software portfolio

Since Mark Hurd took over the reigns of HP on March 29, 2005, the company has been leaning into software, mostly through acquisition. With the last 24 months, HP’s software group has made six acquisitions, totally nearly $7 billion.

August 1, 2007 by Dan Farber


365 Main details SF outage problems

365 Main on Wednesday detailed what went wrong during the San Francisco power outage last week and detailed what it's doing to make sure its facilities stay running in the future.The power outage on July 24 knocked various sites--including CNET, Craiglist and others--offline and raised questions about business continuity planning.

July 31, 2007 by