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Podcast: Microsoft patents, Dell's Project Hybrid, DRM-free music and more...

This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss Microsoft's accusation that the open-source software industry has infringed 235 Microsoft patents and Dell's Project Hybrid, which appears to be a plan deliver virtualized, plug-and-play servers for datacenters. We also Amazon's new DRM-free music service, Google's Universal search and the colonization of the Web.

May 17, 2007 by Dan Farber


Beyond Single Sign On

I'm just coming off three days at the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW), a workshop I, Kaliya Hamlin, and Doc Searls organize every six months. IIW focuses on what's called "user-centric identity," a set of technologies for building an identity layer for the Internet.

May 17, 2007 by Phil Windley


Dell's Project Hybrid: Pre-packaging the datacenter

Dell executives met with the press today in San Francisco to have a discussion about the company’s strategic direction, but it turned into more of a lecture about how Dell is going to leapfrog HP and IBM in delivering datacenter solutions.Dell’s CTO Kevin Kettler and Jay Parker, director of PowerEdge servers, announced Project Hybrid, which they said will set a new industry standard for reducing cost and complexity in datacenters.

May 17, 2007 by Dan Farber


HP lays out component pricing landscape

Much of Hewlett-Packard's earnings were a done deal due to the company's preannouncement, but there were a host of little nuggets from the conference call that are notable. For starters, HP CEO Mark Hurd gave his outlook on component pricing, which can be a window to PC pricing, and addressed Dell's potential entry to the retail market.

May 16, 2007 by