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JP Rangaswami on open source and hybrids

JP Rangaswami, CIO at BT Global Services and Confused in Calcutta blogger, responded to my post "The True Nature of Open Source," where I said the economics don't favor pure open source as a business model. First, JP makes five points, and believes that economics can favor open source, although he also recognizes that hybrids, mixing open source and proprietary code are inevitable.

April 10, 2007 by Dan Farber

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When is a startup not a startup?

Valleywag has tallied nominations (see below) for the hottest Silicon Valley startups from Linked In and Venture Beat solicitations, with Facebook leading the pack. If you look at the the companies mentioned, the term startup doesn't always come to mind.

April 10, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Citigroup likely to consolidate IT, back office ops

Citigroup on Wednesday is expected to announce its restructuring plan and information technology consolidation is likely to be a big component. Bloomberg is reporting that Citigroup may cut 17,000 jobs as the result of a three month efficiency review designed to cut annual expenses by $1 billion.

April 9, 2007 by

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Early reviews on SanDisk-Yahoo MP3 player good

Yahoo announced the SanDisk Sansa Connect--a new Wi-Fi-enabled portable MP3 player loaded with a bevy of Yahoo services such as Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Music and Flickr--and the early reviews are good.  From our review: Price: The player (gallery at right) carries an MSRP of $250, which is slightly high for a 4GB device, but it's not unreasonable to pay a bit more for advanced technology.

April 9, 2007 by

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