Bill Gates keynoted at Mix '06, outlining Microsoft's evolving Web development strategy and explaining his embrace and extend business philosophy, especially as it applies to Google.Gates' most covered statement of the morning was, "Everything we do now, we have to be user-centric, not device-centric.
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Kaliya Hamlin, Doc Searls, and I will be hosting the second Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) in Mountain View, CA on May 1-3, 2006. IIW deals with what people are calling user-centric identity and Identity 2.
In his latest blog post, Jonathan Schwartz laments that the slow transformation toward multitenant grids behind corporate firewalls at the same time as he promotes Sun's forthcoming Grid service (starting with 5,000 CPU sockets, a mix of Ultrasparc and Opteron), which will live under the network.com URL (which came with the StorageTek acquisition.
Woophy is a site that organizes photographs by the location at which they were taken. Users can click on a town or city and view the associated pictures.
DearAOL.com coalition tangles with Esther Dyson over Goodmail's CertifiedEmail approach to spam eradication
On Friday, Esther Dyson wrote a New York Times op-ed piece, “You've Got Goodmail,” in which she advocated for Goodmail Systems’ freedom to pursue a 'certified' approach to dealing with the problem of spam and fraud on the Internet. She wrote:What Goodmail is proposing is a sort of FedEx for e-mail.
Worth listening to: During a conversation with the Gillmor Gang a earlier this month, Ray Ozzie drilled deeper into Live Clipboard and Microsoft's plans for connecting Microsoft's 'legacy' applications and the Internet. It's a good conversation, especially in the context of Microsoft's Mix '06 conference this week.
NetSuite is going vertical, with a software industry-specific edition. I caught up with NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson at PC Forum who described the software vertical as a "single system from lead to renewal.
Attention was the subject of the SDForum Search SIG tonight at AOL's Mountain View office. In fact, it's been the subject of attention and lively debate for the last few weeks, especially at the recent ETech to PC Forum conferences.
If there can be a Photo of the Day in this blog, then why not a Quote of the Day? On page 90 of this week's issue of Time Magazine is a quote of Mark Cuban saying:In the past, you had to memorize knowledge because there was a cost to finding it.
Photo of the day: ZDNet software-as-a-service and Loosely Coupled blogger Phil Wainewright visited me today in our San Francisco office. I told the Londoner that I was starting a new daily photo posting, and he's the first one....