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Roger McNamee: Reinventing journalism

As the Web 2.0 Summit a few weeks ago, legendary investor and rock band leader Roger McNamee talked about his firm Elevation Partners' recent minority investment in Forbes for a few hundred million.

November 21, 2006 by Dan Farber


Hold that Red Hat obit

Just days ago we were all asking what Red Hat did to deserve an open assault from Oracle and possibly Novell and Microsoft.  Perhaps all that consternation was a tad premature.

November 20, 2006 by


Oracle's opaque on demand business

Just after announced that it passed the 500,000 subscriber mark, had 27,100 companies using its software and was tracking close to $500 million in revenue for its fiscal year, Oracle issued a press release stating that it has more than 1.

November 20, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Sun retires another open source license

Sun has apparently notified the Open Source Initiative that the Sun Public License (SPL) is no longer of use to the open source community. On his blog, Sun's Chief Open Source Officer Simon Phipps wrote:....

November 20, 2006 by David Berlind


Interested in learning how to develop mashups? Welcome to Mashup U. Online

My personal belief is that mashup style software development, as ecosytems go, will easily overtake most other software development ecosystems in number of developers and applications. To help acclerate that process, ZDNet, in conjunction with Mashup University (the event) now brings Mashup U directly to you, on your desktop at no cost to you.

November 20, 2006 by David Berlind