When it comes to Google's acquisition strategy the search giant may be better off playing small ball. Sure Google's purchase of dMarc and YouTube are significant deals that get a lot of attention--lately as potential busts in the making.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.
Notable headlines:Ubuntu's new Linux sports debugging tool.IBM connects chips for better bandwidth.
Writing in National Journal's Technology Daily, Andrew Noyes discusses the possibility of a massive Internet blackout caused by a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on the backbone infrastructure of the 'Net.
Comcast acquired movie ticket site Fandango and said it plans to launch a site called Fancast.com, billed as an online cross-channel video and entertainment hub.
Updated below: Three in four consumers say they will stop shopping at a merchant if a data breach occurs, according to a study be Javelin Strategy & Research. That finding could be especially painful for TJX, which operates T.
MySpace has pulled millions of Photobucket video from its site. That's the headline of the moment, but the real interesting developments occur when you zoom out a bit.
As expected Citigroup said it will eliminate 17,000 jobs as it trims the fat from operations. Technology consolidation is a big part of the restructuring.
Notable headlines: Clock is ticking on Apple's Boot Camp beta.Ryan Naraine: Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Vista dinged again.
The guest list for Microsoft's alleged funeral is long. Over the weekend, blogger Paul Graham stirred up a Techmeme hornet nest when he declared Microsoft dead.
JP Rangaswami, CIO at BT Global Services and Confused in Calcutta blogger, responded to my post "The True Nature of Open Source," where I said the economics don't favor pure open source as a business model. First, JP makes five points, and believes that economics can favor open source, although he also recognizes that hybrids, mixing open source and proprietary code are inevitable.