Yahoos are starting to fight back. And why shouldn't Yahoos fight back.
Between the Lines
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.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.
The Internet breeding a new species of human, those who are very adept at scanning, absorbing and cataloging information from the Web at broadband speed. Sitting in front of or holding a screen, with a particular information gathering goal or merely surfing, individuals cruise along at their own scanning speed, processing the data flow in real time and sifting out what is useful in a few seconds or even nanoseconds.
Take the Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster, who has been described as a socialist anarchist and a communist, drop him into an investment conference with a bunch of capitalists and what do you get? Confused capitalists wondering how a company can exist without the urge to maximize profits.
Hewlett-Packard and IBM are duking it out to become the favored hardware vendor among technology executives, according to a Merrill Lynch survey of 100 CIOs. Among Merrill's findings:Question: Which vendor will be increasing share of your Unix server spending in 2007?
Headlines of the day:CNET mourns the loss of James Kim. Phil Wainewright discusses DNS for the Web 2.
At a Churchill Club event last month, Palm CEO Ed Colligan was interviewed by New York Times correspondent John Markoff. In the podcast, Colligan discusses Palm's products strategy and trends in the mobile space.
Vista's hardware requirements got you down? Merrill Lynch is betting that you'll call Citrix.
A few good reasons why enterprises aren't jumping on the Vista bandwagon until late 2007 to 2008: --Training costs: Upgrade Vista, Office and Exchange at once as Microsoft would like. Sure why not?
Many of you have been following the search for our CNET colleague James Kim. After the good news that his wife and two children were found in good condition, James' body was found today in a remote part of Oregon wilderness, where he had been missing for 11 days.
The Mars Global Surveyor is one engineering project that keeps going and going. The spacecraft launched in 1997 and lost communications with NASA about a month ago, but keeps sending back gems.