"Web-based computing is inevitable," writes David Berlind in a recent post Step aside Google Spreadsheets. Bricklin's WikiCalc has reinforcements "99.
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Google's core business is search, not spreadsheets or photo albums. The just released U.
"I don't think we or anybody will have a MySpace anytime soon. It's a unique phenomenon to a large degree.
Worth reading: John Markoff and Saul Hansell of the New York Times published one of those big picture stories, "Hiding in Plain Sight, Google Seeks More Power," about how the Internet's epicenter is shaping up. Most of us have been focusing on the software battles--portals, Web applications, instant messengers, social networks.
HP is taking a page from Steve Jobs. The company was able to keep the wraps on a major product announcement that Ann Livermore, executive vice president of technology solutions, called "adaptive infrastructure in a 17-inch box.
In response to a patent infringement suit file against the video and game rental giant by snail-mail rental Cinderella Netflix, Blockbuster is now claiming that Netflix's patents are baseless. According to Reuters: Blockbuster on Tuesday said the lawsuit is based on patents that Netflix obtained deceptively in a bid to monopolize online rentals.....
If hackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a kernel mode driver for any operating system, they'd essentially end up with control of the entire system. But, according to a story by News.
Rumors have been swirling the HP or EMC would acquire Mercury Interactive, but for now the company is continuing on its own buying binge. "It's further evidence that we want to be the acquiring company as opposed to the acquired company," Christopher Lochhead, Mercury chief marketing officer, told me today after the acquistions were announced.
Tomorrow, I'll be recording my interview (for podcast) of AMD's director of commercial software marketing Margaret Lewis. Lewis is AMD's chief strategist on the software side but probably has enough awareness of what's going on elswhere in the company that just about anything can be asked of her.
By way of an entry on Bob Sutor's blog, I found CNET editor Rafe Needleman talking about the various entries in the marketplace that could eventually serve as Web-based replacements for PowerPoint. Microsoft is already getting some pressure on the word processing and spreadsheet fronts (particularly now that Socialtext has taken on Dan Bricklin and his WikiCalc innovation under its open source wing).