Google is taking heat again for a decision to store a customer's results for 18 months, but some perspective is missing. Data retention goes way beyond Google.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
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Earlier this week Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz said the Apple would adopt ZFS, Sun's open source file system. But Steve Jobs' didn't say anything about ZFS during his Worldwide Developers Conference keynote while highlighting the forthcoming Leopard release of Mac OS X.
In yesterday's WWDC keynote (video, summary) Steve Jobs announced that developer access to the iPhone would be through Safari--not the OS X system that runs it.Dan Farber called this a smart move stating that "it's a friction-free and secure way to get tens of thousands of developers working in an iPhone ecosystem.
Richard MacManus at Read/Write Web has declared today Google free day. Among his rules:Don't use any of the five major search engines;Avoid meta search engines;Ditch vertical search engines;Consider changing your home page or uninstall everything;Document your experience.
Virtualization promises to reduce capital and operational expenditures through virtualization supply-side economics…add more VMs, retire more hardware, save more money. But how much exactly?
One of the more annoying things about the Safari Beta 3 is the inability to add search providers to the search box in the top right. At least there's a good reason for limiting choice: Money.
On today's podcast we zoom in on WWDC. It's interesting to see how perceptions change the day after Steve Jobs speaks.
A Louisville Courier-Journal sports reporter collided with NCAA policies. Brian Bennett was live blogging in detail a baseball game between the University of Louisville and Oklahoma State, and had his press credential revoked by a NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) representative, citing the organization's policy prohibiting real-time updates on the Web from selected events.
Yahoo will hold its annual shareholder meeting and the agenda includes some discontent, some Terry Semel bashing and various proposals urging the company to take a bigger stand on free speech. The shareholder meeting, which will be webcast beginning at 10 a.
Notable headlines:WWDC coverage:Jason O'Grady says developers stiffed: Apple lulls developers to sleep at hardware-less WWDC. Beta Nazi: No Leopard for you.