One of this morning's headlines really stopped me in my tracks. Over on CNN.
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Yahoo's new ad platform, dubbed Panama, appears to be making progress, according to a report by UBS analyst Benjamin Schachter. In a research note, Schachter said "Yahoo is ramping up efforts to migrate advertisers to the new user interface (campaign management application).
Some companies just spread themselves to thin and Yahoo increasingly looks like one of them. It's targeting too many markets and that needs to change, reports The Wall Street Journal.
This week on the Dan & David Show, David goes deep on the assertion by Steve Ballmer that Linux infringes on patents from Microsoft's IP treasure chest. The Novell-Microsoft deal is just a first step in Microsoft's quest to assert its alleged and as yet unspecified IP rights related to Linux.
As of the time that I started writing this blog post,it's the top story on Techmeme right now. If you're reading this post to get some other insight into Jason Calacanis the man or AOL the company now that Calacanis (founder of Weblogs, Inc.
Jason Calacanis sold his company Weblogs, Inc. to AOL last year for about $25 million, was given wide berth to groove at the behemoth by AOL CEO Jonathan Miller, stirred up the company, and this week decided to leave the company on the heels of Jonathan Miller getting axed, replaced by Randy Falco, the president of the NBC Universal Television Group.
A friend, who happens to know IT security inside and out, searched on "BTL Dignan" and noticed the third Google result led to a spyware site, Webwarper.net.
The best part of this job is the interplay with the ZDNet community. A selection of the best reader quotes of the week in no particular order.
If users of Linux have any concerns about being the target of a Microsoft-sponsored patent infringement suit, then Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer apparently wants them to know that those concerns are justified.According to ComputerWorld, during a Q&A session that followed the keynote speech he delivered to attendees at a Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) conference in Seattle, he clearly stated his opinion that Linux uses Microsoft's intellectual property.
One of the overlooked takeaways from the Hewlett-Packard earnings call last night was the company's outlook on Vista demand. Given that the company is the largest PC maker out there analysts were hoping to get more color about what Microsoft's latest OS will mean for demand.