This just in--Vista is launching to consumers and the Web is buzzing with worries over how to upgrade (and whether those worries are legit), stories about demand and primers on killer apps and pitfalls. One common thread: Folks are pretty damn skeptical about Vista.
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Verizon will spend $17.5 billion to $17.
Charles S. Knight has compiled a handy list of the top 100 alternative search engines on Read/Write Web.
Over the weekend, uber-blogger Robert Scoble castigated other bloggers and news organizations for not linking to his 40-minute video of his adventures in Intel land on the cusp of the company's announcement of 45-nanometer chips plans and use of metal gates and high-K gate oxides. In my post about the Intel announcement, I linked to Scoble's video on Podtech.
Office 2007, meet Movable Type Enterprise. According to SixApart vice president Anil Dash business is about to take to blogging as Vista, Moveable Type and Office 2007 interconnect.
Notable headlines:Microsoft starts gathering IE 8 feedback.Adobe to send PDF to standards group.
Hewlett-Packard is one of the seminal Silicon Valley companies, rooted in the nerdy engineering-driven culture that also spawned Intel, Apple, Sun, Google and other legends in the neighborhood. Unlike Apple, which has become synonymous with cool consumer tech, HP is still mostly iconic as an engineering company that happens to sell big iron, PCs and printers.
Intel is ramping up its 45-nanometer generation of chips, which will result in smaller, faster and more energy efficient chips. Tom Krazit covers the announcement: The Penryn chips are the first iteration of the new manufacturing strategy outlined by [Intel CEO Paul] Otellini earlier this year.
Lucasfilm is one of the more bandwidth hungry operations in the world. Daniel Terdiman of news.
An open cell form platform changes the interactions that take place and who's in control. Is it possible?