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Brazil: the beginning of the end of anonymity?

Brazilian Senator Eduardo Azeredo has introduced a bill that would make it a crime to surf the Web behind a mask. If the bill is passed, you'll land in jail for four years if you "send e-mail, join chat, write a blog or download content anonymously.

January 8, 2007 by Ed Gottsman


Overstatement of the day: An Apple phone and nuclear war

In his NYT story about what Steve Jobs might announce (an Apple phone) tomorrow during his Macworld keynote, John Markoff quotes Paul Mercer, president of Inventor, which does user interface design for mobile devices: "Apple is about to touch off a nuclear war. The Nokias and the Motorolas will have to respond.

January 8, 2007 by Dan Farber


Bill Gates' digital home of the distant future

In Bill Gates' bedroom of the future, you carry around your mobile computing device, controlling your connected experience like a video game played on a multi-wall-sized screen. Microsoft has been touting the multi-screen user experience, providing more surface area to handle all the multitasking and brain expansion that software affords.

January 8, 2007 by Dan Farber


Should EMC and VMware separate?

EMC's acquisition of virtualization software maker VMware completed in January 2004 may have been one of the better deals in the technology sector in the last three years. But perhaps it's time for EMC to bid adieu.

January 8, 2007 by

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CES: Gates and team show off Microsoft's consumer chops

I've been watching the Bill Gates keynote from CES. He declared that next year will be his last CES keynote, as he devotes his time to his foundation, unless the CES powers that be want a speech about eliminating infectious diseases from the planet.

January 7, 2007 by Dan Farber


The missing ingredient at CES and Macworld

Dana Gardner brings up a critical issue that tends to get overlooked in the frothiness surrounding the cool products unveiled at the CES and Macworld events. We will certainly have megabytes of coverage of the products and trends this week on ZDNet.

January 7, 2007 by Dan Farber


A cautionary utility computing tale

Charlie Wood is like a pioneer trekking across the frontier in a covered wagon, but the dangers aren't an untamed land, broken wheels or hostiles. Charlie, who runs the startup Spanning Partners, which helps companies RSS-enable applications, is on the frontier of using the software-as-a-service, utility computing model to run his business and is coming face-to-face with the unreliability of the on demand services he depends upon.

January 5, 2007 by Dan Farber