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RFID sensor technology--not ready for prime time

RFID has been a much hyped technology over the last several years. You would have thought that by now radio frequency identification chips would be attached to multitudes of products and embedded in our bodies.

February 22, 2007 by Dan Farber


Podcast: Google Apps Premier, Vista security, mystery customer and more...

This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss the well documented introduction of Google Apps Premier Edition, the $50 per user per year set of apps that includes phone support, additional storage, and a new set of administration and business integration capabilities. We also dive into Vista and IE7’s security features, and David discusses whether they will make the Web be harder to use.

February 22, 2007 by Dan Farber

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CIO Sessions: Harnessing wireless wagering at the Kentucky Derby

In a CIO Sessions video, Jay Rollins, the CIO of Churchill Downs, talks about turning around the venerable race track with 21st century technology, such using wireless networks and mobile devices for wagering. He equates the technology requirements of horse racing for wagering elements and data collection and analysis to stock trading.

February 22, 2007 by Dan Farber

2 Comments Yahoo's green CFL mashup

From the good idea department, Yahoo, with some assistance from Wal-Mart, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and others parties, launched (green.

February 22, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Read the fine print of Google Office

  Update at end of post: Google may undercut Microsoft Office with its business apps subscriptions for a mere $50 per account a year, but there are a few fine print items to consider.   Screen Gallery: See the screen gallery that walks through the Google Apps Premier set up as well as some of the trouble spots.

February 21, 2007 by


Tagging Hits the Mainstream

Microsoft's Photo Gallery is the first mainstream application to make heavy use of tags. Will tags prove to be a better way to organize your photos?

February 21, 2007 by Phil Windley