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Google's aiming to become the Starbucks of the digital universe

Cringely continues his exploration into what Google really plans to be when it grows up. He speculates that Google's fixation on buying up real estate near power sources and building datacenters like hot-spotted Starbucks coffee shops is part of the company's goal to become your indispensable phone, cable company and plain old Internet service provider, disintermediating the current set of service providers trying to hold on in the digital age.

January 19, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Mashup Camp 3, Apex Code, Solaris 10, Google Office and more...

This week on the Dan & David Show, David gives a recap of Mashup Camp 3 and we discuss how software APIs and platforms are evolving, with the Internet as a kind of operating system. it's still in an embryonic phase, but the stage is set for a big shift into the loosely coupled software world.

January 19, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Sun's startup program has a false start

I went to a press event this week where Sun executives talked about making a frontal assault on Red Hat's with Solaris 10. Sun is spinning up new services for  life cycle management for its operating system in the Web tier, as well as OS migration programs and new programs for resellers.

January 18, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Big Blue becoming big in software

IBM reported fiscal fourth quarter earnings and there's one thing that stands out: Big Blue is showing big gains in software. Like EMC, and other hardware firms, IBM has bulked up on the software acquisitions with the latest purchases including FileNet and Internet Security Systems.

January 18, 2007 by

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