The rest of the world is beginning to get hip to what happens when the provider of a digital rights management technology (DRM) decides to change gears as Microsoft recently did when it essentially forked its DRM into two versions: one that it keeps for itself and its Zune brand and the other, known as PlaysForSure that, for the time being, it continues to license to licensees such as Real, Yahoo, F.Y.
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During a session at the Web 2.0 Summit, author and consultant Don Tapscott shared results from a research project on the Net generation, the first humans to grow up digitally.
Blogger and stock analyst Paul Kedrosky introduced the topic of Enterprise 2.0 at a morning workshop at the Web 2.
Later today Intel will announce a suite of Web 2.0 business applications at the Web 2.
Here's a collection of Web sites that might be useful as you get ready to vote today.
News.com's Martin Lamonica has the details on "the largest code contribution yet to the open source Mozilla Foundation:" On Tuesday, Adobe is expected to announce the donation in conjunction with the Web 2.
Recently, the public relations department of ZDNet's parent (CNET Networks) asked me if I could help Boston's Fox News affiliate (Fox25 News) with a story it was working on about temporary telephone number services. In preparation for the TV interview, which has yet to air, I did a deep dive on the subject matter and since I don't like letting any work go to waste, I figured why not share what I learned here.
The Web 2.0 Conference/Summit gets underway today in San Francisco, and I will be posting from there.
In addition to finding out why attendees were attending Startup Camp and whether or not they were getting anything out of it, ZDNet podcaster James Hilliard also checked in on their satisfaction with the unconference format.
ZDNet podcaster James Hilliard showed up at Startup Camp last week with a recorder and a microphone and made the rounds amongst attendees to find out why they attended and what, if anything, they got out of the unconference. Whereas one attendee was looking to be right in the heart of Silicon Valley's buzz, others (including an angel round investor that James interviewed) had their checkbooks out.