A quick look at some notable developments this morning. Microsoft, Google, Yahoo get along.
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ComputerWorld's Matt McKenzie has published a story that's probably the most comprehensive look (and report card) covering Microsoft's various digital rights management (DRM) initiatives. I don't know that I've ever seen Matt's work before.
During the second TechNet Summit panel, Going Green--Technology Solutions for the Future, John Doerr said that a perfect storm exists for green technology and initiatives. Green matters to environmentalists, evangelicals, the Bush administration, he said.
During an interview conducted by Charlie Rose at the TechNet Summit, Bill Gates discussed his philanthropic efforts, his future and Microsoft’s business. Rose asked Gates about competing with Google.
Web 2.0 poster child Salesforce.com seems to be humming along nicely.
Ever since the very first Thinkpad (I believe it was the 700c), I've relied on the sleek black portables with the slightly rubberized black finish to get my job done. Over the years, I have strayed a few times.
The first panel at this morning's TechNet's Annual Innovation Summit, hosted by Charlie Rose, focused on what's next in the new era of innovation. Panelists included Jerry Yang, founder and Chief Yahoo, Yahoo; Reed Hastings, founder and CEO of Netflix; Brian Halla, chairman and CEO of National Semiconductor; and Charlie Giancarlo, senior vice president and chief development officer, and Cisco.
US Airways just can't get enough of integrating technology systems. The airline, which was formed via the merger of US Airways and America West, is now offering to buy Delta for $8 billion in cash and stock to create a "new Delta.
TechNet, a bipartisan, political action group of high tech senior executives that promotes the growth of technology and innovation, hosted a dinner last night in Palo Alto to discuss some of its agenda items, which have included stances on education, patent reform, stock options and broadband and Internet policy. The newest agenda, a Green Technologies Initiative, was the subject of discussion last night.
Google has set aside $200 million, or 12.5 percent of the shares issued to pay for YouTube, to cover "certain indemnification obligations" that may hit the video sharing site.