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Quote of the Day: Parson's Last Stand

Speaking at  a panel discussion at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association conference in Las Vegas, Time Warner chief executive Richard Parsons laid down the gauntlet to Google: "The Googles of the world, they are the Custer of the modern world. We are the Sioux nation," Time Warner Inc.

May 9, 2007 by Dan Farber


Software 2007: Ballmer touts Office for composite apps

At the Software 2007 conference in Santa Clara, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer paced across the stage explaining Microsoft's software + services platform strategy to the crowd of IT execs and software vendors and promoting the business value of Office Business Applications (OBAs), which uses Office as a front end for line of business applications, such as ERP.

May 9, 2007 by Dan Farber


Red Hat takes OLPC knowledge corporate

Red Hat appears to be taking its learnings from the One Laptop Per Child project and commercializing it. Red Hat, which partnered with OLPC project in 2006 to design a user interface and operating system based on its Fedora kernel, announced the Red Hat Global Desktop, a new client that's expected to be lightweight enough for emerging markets and ultimately deployed in corporations.

May 9, 2007 by


Social networking giants--the new lock in

During a Software 2007 panel on community and the Internet, PayPal co-founder and now CEO of Slide Max Levchin laid out a scenario in a social networking giant that locks in consumers will arise, with great similarities to how Microsoft was able to create a lock in on the desktop. According to Levchin, 20 years ago Microsoft was able to lock in consumers and lock up data and the desktop with complex file formats.

May 9, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Mac shipments expected to soar

Wall Street analysts are making the rounds with Apple's management and gushing in research notes. Here's what's interesting about this love-in: While analysts can't shut up about the iPhone or Apple TV they also have big expectations for that old stalwart--the Mac.

May 8, 2007 by