Floyd Kvamme kicked off the Tech Policy Summit, which is advertised as a non-partisan conference attended by tech industry insiders, investors, policymakers, non-profit leaders, regulators and legal experts to "examine critical policy issues affecting technology innovation and adoption in Silicon Valley and beyond.
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Is Vista's desktop search good enough to supplant Google's Desktop search? Apparently the Vista search bandwagon is filling up.
TD Ameritrade Chief Security Officer Bill Edwards figures that he's going to be pulled onto the service oriented architecture (SOA) bandwagon soon. He might as well use it to enhance security.
Notable headlines: Dan Farber: Reflections on the first decade of blogging.UMBC eBiquity: The I’s of the Blogosphere.
I ran into my old friend Dave Winer at the San Francisco airport on Wednesday last week. He was on his way to Boston for the Public Media Conference.
Vinnie Mirchandani has some fun in a blog post applying a technology twist to the revealing and often humorous "two cows" question, such as how political systems or corporations are different from one another (Communism: You have two cows. The government takes both of them and gives you a share of the milk).
Salesforce.com's big enterprise customer that will be announced Tuesday is apparently Merrill Lynch.
Google Apps doesn't compete with Office, it complements it. And because of how it's delivered, it creates an ecosystem that allows other companies to add value to the overall mix, enriching Google in the process.
If three technologists could tell the U.S. government what to do one of the first items would be to fix the patent system.
Broadband over powerline technology may be coming to your home, but first electric companies need to read your meter in real time. That's the takeaway from a roundtable that focused Current Communications, a startup that is selling electric utilities on the need for better grid monitoring and management and software and broadband over powerline technology.