Enough said: The wire services are reporting that the Senate voted in favor of increasing the national debt to nearly $9 trillion (to avoid the first-ever default on U.S.
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After Google bought Writely, as if it legitimized the notion of a Web-based Office, the blogosphere is speculating about Google Office (there already is a GOffice from a small startup) and who will disrupt the Microsoft Office empire (see Richard MacManus' post on the Web Office). While I was at PC Forum, I got a preview of ThinkFree's new online Office suite from company CEO TJ Kang.
Enough said: The Department of Homeland Security received an F (Failing) grade in cybersecurity from the House Government Reform Committee for the third year in a row. The Committee will likely give the Fed a D+ overall for its cybersecurity efforts.
Two years ago in 2004, with no clear idea of what he was going to do next, Byron Sebastian left Java server specialist BEA Systems. Then, after consulting with friends and trusted associates, he formed SourceLabs.
This week on The Dan & David Show, we discuss Google's face off over search records with the DOJ. Google is claiming a partial victory--U.
Very recently, the LCD panel on my IBM (vintage) Thinkpad T42 (around one year old), decided it had enough and stopped working on me. It was a gradual death.
During my two days plus at PC Forum I took snapshots available in a gallery here and also loaded more on Flickr (tag: [pcforum06]. The picture below is from a panel on "New Forms of Life," the "brave new world" of online social media.
Some people are saying that the massive multiplayer game World of Warcraft, with more than 6 million players, is the new golf of the business world. Hitting a small white ball around a chemically groomed park isn't for everyone, and is more expensive than the $15 per month fee for WOW, but at least you get some fresh air and exercise.
During an afternoon PC Forum discussion about "me media," Chad Hurley, CEO of YouTube, talked about what's going the popular video sharing site, which he said is now serving 30 million videos a day and uploading 30,000 files a day. Hurley said that the site has about 5 million unique users per day.
Ross Levinsohn of Fox Interactive teased the blogosphere with promise of an acquistion during an IBDNetwork Under the Radar event on March 2. TechCrunch reports that Fox Interactive is acquiring NewRoo, a startup (not on the list of companies presenting at the event, but present in the room) that developed a real-time, customizable news aggregator.