In his most recent rant about DRM (Jobs iPod Hi-Fi: Home stereo reinvented? Or load of HorseCRAP?
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Michael Kanellos has a preview of what to be expected this week at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco...
You can tell that blogging is becoming a real part of businesses when the blogging tool makers start getting seriously about enterprise requirements and service level agreements. Anil Dash gave me the details on Six Apart’s tweaks on new enterprise versions of TypePad (the company's hosted service) and Movable Type due in the next few weeks.
Yahoo is turning up the heat up on its developer platform, which is turning out to be a key battle ground as all the major portals (AOL, Google, MSN, Yahoo, eBay, Amazon, etc.) try to open up their technology as a way to earn more time and attention (= revenue) from tens or hundreds of millions of users and developers.
Rael Dornfest and Tim O’Reilly opened their Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego tonight talking about what’s on their radar scope—looking at key tech trends that are shaping the future, “identifying small pieces yet to be loosely joined in the future,” Dornfest said. One problem today is there are too many loosely joined little pieces.
I'm at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, called ETech, all this week. I'll be posting updates on interesting happenings throughout the week.
News.com's Charlie Cooper chats with Autodesk CEO Carol Bartz about the status of women executives in corporate America.
Nick Carr takes up where I left off with Salesforce.com's vision of moving beyond CRM and into the packages software territory dominated by Oracle, SAP, Microsoft and other packaged applications.
Jeffrey Young writes about the Internet Non-Discrimination Act of 2006--also known as the Net Neutrality Act:Are we in a new episode of The Prisoner? Is Patrick McGoohan about to walk through my browser?
A team in Gothenberg, Sweden, has created Push, a WiFi-based music-sharing architecture that automatically connects any two (or more) Push-enabled MP3 players that come within 20 meters of one other. The devices then use simple music profiles to decide which tracks to trade.