This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss the launch of Vista, Michael Dell's return to Dell in the CEO job and the Demo 07 conference. David also talks about the parade of new Vista-ready PCs and notebooks.
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A change federal Energy Policy Act of 2005, which moved the start of Daylight Saving Time back from the first Sunday in April to the second Sunday in March and moved up the return of standard time to the first Sunday in November, to conserve on energy use might have echoes of the Y2k problem, Computerworld reports in an article, "Daylight Saving Time: When clocks spring forward this year, will IT fall down?
The underpinnings of YouTube's business model may have taken a hit when Viacom ordered Google's video darling to pull 100,000 of its unauthorized clips. Viacom said in a statement: "It has become clear that YouTube is unwilling to come to a fair market agreement that would make Viacom content available to YouTube users.
Maybe Apple doesn't have dominant market share in the PC market. Maybe Apple is basically a consumer electronics company these days.
Funny how Symantec's botched ERP implementation now sparks questions for any other company--this time CA--rolling out new enterprise applications. On CA's quarterly earnings conference call Thursday, a Wall Street analyst asked the software company how it was managing its ERP upgrade and whether there were any concerns.
Notable headlines:Mac Developer mulling OS X equivalent of ZERT.Disagreement over impact of Vista’s analog hole.
Aggregate Knowledge is making retailer Overstock.com very happy.
Reveal Technology unveiled a peer-to-peer search application targeting distributed workgroups for finding and sharing documents, including unstructured data. Unlike Google or Microsoft enterprise search solutions, Reveal, a 3-megabyte download, is permission-based to a file and user level, so that only authorized users get access to data, said Laurent Meynier, founder and CEO of the company.
Amazon says there are 55 percent more developers using Amazon Web Services as of Dec. 31 compared to a year ago.
Today, via a post at echoditto, I learned about a Google "click-to-connect" feature on Google Local. (Thanks to Britt Blaser for the pointer.