Regular readers of this blog won't be surprised by many of the points made in this Bear Sterns report on The Long Tail: Why Aggregation & Context and Not (Necessarily) Content are King in Entertainment, although the report makes the case about as clearly as I've ever seen. The major take-aways from the analysis are: Advancing technology is increasing competition.
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Attribution may matter (in open source licensing), but making the Open Source Initiative whole matters first
Just before the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, I wrote about how a handful of vendors including customer relationship management solution provider SugarCRM were distributing software under licenses that they claimed to be open source licenses, but that don't appear on the Open Source Initiative's (OSI) official list of approved open source licenses.
It's been a long time since I've bothered to look at VA Software's earnings. But with a ticker like "LNUX" I figured I'd get some color on the Linux market.
John Halamka is a practicing emergency care physician, but in the course of his medical career he caught the technology bug. As the CIO and Associate Dean for Educational Technology at Harvard Medical School, as well as CIO at CareGroup Healthcare Systems with 14,000 employees and 3,000 doctors, Halamka is seeking ways to apply technology to solve many of the vexing health care industry and patient care problems.
Dave Winer has an interesting post on how you'll know when the Web 2.0 bubble has burst.
Palm blamed its second quarter shortfall on the delay of the Treo 750, but analysts reckon management is merely using the device as an excuse for poor execution. On the surface, the Treo 750 delay doesn't seem all that bad--after all it takes time to get devices certified with carriers.
A few interesting tidbits in the tech world. John Battelle highlights the weirdness of Google Checkout, which appears to stiff merchants on data.
What did you do Thanksgiving weekend? Me? I finally gave my new 1mpbs/8mbps (uplink/downlink) Internet service (Comcast Business Class) a stress test in hopes of proving that it will help me get the job done in terms of pumping raw DV video footage from my home office to CNET's headquarters in San Francisco as we take ZDNet's video experiment with Panasonic's P2-based AG-HVX200 to the next level.
Palm is paying the price for the Treo 750 delay. The company said its fiscal second quarter results ending Dec.
While much of the blogosphere is pondering Apple's potential entry into the tablet PC market (iTablet anyone?), Wall Street types are focused on more immediate concerns--notably Apple's sales during the holiday season.