Larry Dignan

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Latest Posts

Whether it meant to or not, Google just responded to the Microsoft/Socialtext deal

Yesterday, as my colleague Dan Farber pointed out, when you merge Microsoft's Sharepoint with Socialtext namesake wiki, you get SocialPoint. Wrote Dan at the end of the post in which he interviews Socialtext CEO Ross Mayfield about the deal:In the meantime, Ross and his team of 30 employees will have to run hard to stay ahead of many competitors from the bottom and the top.

October 31, 2006 by David Berlind


Eye in the sky

I've finally seen Google Maps for Mobile, a phone-based service that (among other things) lets you select a city and see the level of congestion (red, yellow, orange or green) of the arteries leading into (out of) it. It's extremely inspiring.

October 30, 2006 by Ed Gottsman


Socialtext meets SharePoint with Socialpoint

A bottom up open source and top down proprietary collaboration platform, enterprise wiki Socialtext and Microsoft's SharePoint Portal Server, have come together in SocialPoint. Built with Socialtext 2.

October 30, 2006 by Dan Farber


ZDNet reader poll so far: Microsoft's Zune can't win

If you've been following my series of posts on Microsoft's iPod-killer Zune and why fashion will be more important than technology to its success, then you may have seen the poll I ran last week (which is still open) where I asked who Microsoft should pick to be the equivalent of iPod's Bono. U2's Bono is probably cooler than cool and he transcends multiple generations of music lovers.

October 30, 2006 by David Berlind