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Printing circuits on your ink jet printer

Scientists in Britain have succeeded in printing electronic circuits using a standard ink jet printer. This article from New Scientist describes the feat and includes pictures of some of the circuits produced including cell phone antennas and RFID chips.

April 21, 2007 by Phil Windley


IBM and Amazon--no way

Redmonker James Governor argues that IBM is too risk averse, large-enterprise focused, and lacks a strong presence at the core of the Internet. His solution to IBM's apparent conservatism (which is how the mainframe obsessed IBM missed out on the PC revolution at first) is that the company should acquire Amazon:  Buying the company could be a transformative acquisition that would bring IBM new opportunities in both business process outsourcing (BPO) and grassroots development.

April 20, 2007 by Dan Farber


Google brings video conferencing to its Office

TechCrunch picked up on Google adding another piece to its growing suites of Office applications. The company acquired Marratech AB, a Swedish startup (see the Wikipedia page) with a video conferencing applications, including an interactive whiteboard and application sharing.

April 19, 2007 by Dan Farber


Does RIM owe you more than an explanation?

Research in Motion got around to explaining its BlackBerry outage Tuesday into Wednesday, but it may be a case of too little too late in terms of customer perception. In a statement, RIM outlined what went wrong and started out with: RIM's in-depth diagnostic analysis of the service interruption that occurred in North America on Tuesday night is progressing well and RIM will continue to provide further information as it's available.

April 19, 2007 by


IT lessons from CTO Joe Choti

MLB Advanced Media chief technology officer Joe Choti is a refreshing change of pace considering the monotone-suite-loving-cautious technology manager that runs rampant today. In fact, he almost seems like a throwback the way he conducts information technology at MLB.

April 19, 2007 by