Tim O'Reilly recently asked Karl Fogel, the force behind Subversion, to talk about versioning at a conference and got back some interesting suggestions about why versioning is more important in the modern world than ever. Karl said: [G]ood version tracking is important in a world where more and more creativity consists of mixing existing things together.
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Amazon's second quarter earnings on Tuesday will go a long way to determining whether the company is viewed as a retailer or an e-commerce platform much like eBay.Thus far, the e-commerce platform camp seems to be winning.
On today's podcast:HP beefs up its software business with Opsware;Privacy is the hot thing among search engine giants;Windows 7: Coming in 2010.
Hewlett-Packard on Monday beefed up its data center software business with a $1.6 billion acquisition of Opsware.
Updated below: Search giants are upping the ante on the privacy front.Not to be outdone by Google's privacy policies Microsoft is reportedly making all search information anonymous after 18 months, according to Reuters.
Auto Warehousing Co. CIO Dale Frantz says his decision to go from a Windows shop to one powered by Apple is based on time and labor spent maintaining Windows.
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Switching from Windows to Mac: The ROI case.Dion Hinchcliffe: A bumper crop of new mashup platforms.
On this week's Dan & David Show I fill in for Dan Farber, who is on vacation. Here's the rundown:The tech earnings barrage: Google earnings get panned (despite making a lot of dough); Yahoo says it will have a strategy in 100 days and AMD and Intel continue to duke it out.
Google said Friday that it would bid a minimum of $4.6 billion for the federal government's upcoming wireless spectrum auction--if the Federal Communications Commission creates an open wireless platform.
Advanced Micro Devices may have just weathered Intel's best shot. The big question is what happens next.