Yeah, I know it's a little early to declare the DRM 'witch' to be dead but EMI and Apple may very well put the first nail in her coffin!
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Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
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The Churchill Club held its "9th Annual Top Ten Tech Trends Debate" at the San Jose Fairmont last week. Four of the the top venture investors gave their predictions gave their predictions on the top tech trends emerging over the next few years.
Comscore has filed to go public and the risk factors--AJAX, many rivals, and being classified as spyware--in its prospectus make for an interesting read. Comscore, which will use the ticker "SCOR," had 2006 revenue of $66.
Giving the keynote address at the Multicore Expo in Santa Clara Tuesday (March 27), Anant Agarwal, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) spoke about how multicore computers will reshape computing. Agarwal characterized the growth of multicore computing: "Multicore has really crashed the computing party," Agarwal said.
Mozilla Labs says it's working on building social networking technology into its browsers. Think MySpace meets Firefox.
Google announced its long-awaited TV ad trial with Echostar and Astound in what has become a long line of offline advertising forays. What's Google up to?
Notable headlines: Despite its aging design, the x86 still rules.Ed Bott's Vista Hands On: Part 1: Access shared folders from a Linux machine.
Christopher Lochhead, the former chief marketing officer at Scient and then at Mercury until the company was sold to HP last year, follows up on his post about having bad customer service experiences with some top tier brands. In this guest post he offers some practical advice for companies that would rather delight than alienate customers.
Chief information officers are cutting back their technology spending outlook for the next 12 months and most of them don't see Google as an enterprise application provider, according to a survey by Deutsche Bank and CIO magazine. First, the spending outlook.
MIT's Media Lab is working on a project designed to improve the speed with which you learn certain kinds of tasks. An expert's movements are recorded to millimeter precision using an optical motion capture system, then compared to a novice's attempts at the same movements.