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Latest Posts

Facebook: The rise of social applications

Besides the iPhone and whenever Google sneezes, Facebook continues to be the talk of the town, at least in the echo chamber of Silicon Valley. Let me give you a simple example of why Facebook merits attention, besides Dennis Howlett's post yesterday on how Facebook could play in the enterprise.

June 27, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Ellison: Oracle to continue acquisition spree

During the Q4 earnings call Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said that his company is not going to slow down its acquisitions binge. Oracle has acquired more than 30 companies in the last five years, including five in the last quarter, led by Hyperion for $3.

June 26, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Facebook for the Enterprise = Facebook

Guest post: AccMan blogger and deep thinker on enterprise software Dennis Howlett, offers his take on Facebook as an enterprise, not just consumer, play and patches together opinions from the Enterprise Irregulars:Facebook is a phenomenon that's capturing enterprisey attention. Jeff Nolan and Jason Wood, two of my Enterprise Irregular colleagues recently provided interesting analyses in an effort to parse what Facebook means for the enterprise.

June 26, 2007 by Dan Farber


News to know: Google Apps; iPhone Watch; Golden Rules

Notable headlines:Danah Boyd: Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpaceTechMeme coverageDavid Berlind: Google improves ‘Apps’, offers organizations clear path off Exchange, Notes, etc. to GMailiPhone WatchDan Farber: Steve Jobs goes 'all in' with the iPhone Bloomberg: iPhone Euphoria May Lead to Investor DisappointmentAdrian Kingsley-Hughes: iPhone - The bets are on!

June 25, 2007 by Dan Farber


Steve Jobs goes 'all in' with the iPhone

The hype for the iPhone is like the launch of the next "Harry Potter" book or "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie. If they don't gross hundred of millions in the first few days, they are labeled disappointments, even though they are phenomenal by any other standard.

June 25, 2007 by Dan Farber


Searching for God's number

I was just a little old for the Rubik's Cube phenomenon of the 1980's, but my little brother had one and I remember spending the better part of the Christmas vacation he got it trying to solve the puzzle.Now, there are "speedcubers" who compete to see who can solve random cubes the fastest.

June 25, 2007 by Phil Windley


When your whole life is a stunt

You'll want a procedure for expunging the bad stuff from the record, such as when your high-adrenaline "Wax the Weasel" stunt goes horribly, horribly wrong.

June 25, 2007 by Ed Gottsman