Despite my initial euphoria about Verizon's FiOS service--no outages and everything is just swell so far--the bill eventually comes due. And that first one is a zinger.
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On today's podcast:Microsoft Works to become ad supported.New Vista packs provide updates that were supposed to be in SP1.
Xerox on Monday announced a 'green' paper that promises to cut costs and environmental impact. The paper, dubbed the Xerox High Yield Business Paper, is designed for high-volume commercial printing (think bills and newspaper).
Sony has announced a flat, 2.5" (diagnoal), 120 x 160 pixel display so flexible that it can roll up into a 1" cylinder.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: German hacker denied entry into U.S.
This is the summer of Facebook. The social network went from relative obscurity outside of college campuses to the next big thing, with a multi-billion dollar valuation and more than double number of users.
At a Churchill Club event in San Francisco on July 23, moderator Dave Margulius of Enterprise Insight discussed the current hype surrounding Web 2.0 with panelists Doug Merrill, vice president of engineering at Google, and CIOs David Bergen of Levi Strauss, Doug Schwinn of Hasbro, and Randall Spratt of McKesson.
Update below: On Wednesday, I ordered a Fedora laptop for $150. On Thursday, I called the reseller of this item to get a feel for customer service and figure out whether my buyer's remorse was justified.
Cisco Systems said Friday it will invest $150 million in VMware, joining Intel as a strategic investor.After the investment Cisco will own 1.
Twitter has landed an undisclosed amount of venture funding from Union Square Ventures and now it can proceed with its to-do list: Grab more users, develop its platform and find a business model.That last point is likely to get some attention today, but a snazzy business model isn't required--at least on the first round of funding.