Jeff Barr, Amazon's Web Services evangelist and Phil Burns are both people I'm friends with on Twitter, so I was interested to follow an exchange between them last night when Jeff kept promising his "Twitter friends" that "the announcement" was almost ready. What announcement?
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A few points to ponder ahead of the weekend...Why is my information always in the other database?
Notable headlines:George Ou: Hamster plus Hotspot equals Web 2.0 meltdown.
This week on the Dan & David Show I am on the Stanford University campus at the AlwaysOn Summit and David is in his headquarters outside of Boston. I give David some of the highlights from the conference, including the state of virtual worlds, social networking, green data centers and the future of the Internet.
What will social networking be like in ten years? Who knows, but we won't be having panels about it.
Will the Internet still be here in 20 years? Of course it will, but that was the question asked of Nick McKeown, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Stanford; Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun; and Phil McKinney, vice president and CTO of the Personal Systems Group at HP at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit 07.
VMware is taking preorders for Fusion, its virtualization product for Mac OS X. With Fusion, you can run Windows, Solaris and Linux on a Mac without rebooting.
Time Warner reported earnings on Wednesday and gave some color on its AOL unit. Advertising growth for AOL was 16 percent in the second quarter.
On today's podcast:Riffs on the next big Web thing and green data centers.Office 2008 for the Mac is delayed.
Two years ago, I pondered whether the bill cell phone companies were the next "big tobacco" after it had come to light that cellco's were over-meddling in the work of independent researchers at the University of Washington. Not only did cellco's look to discredit the research before it was published, a lobbying organization for the cell phone industry that dispenses funds for such research attempted to control testing methodologies as a part of its grant process.