Microsoft has found its new Scoble, although there is only one Scoble. Jon Udell, who spent many years anchoring Infoworld and an early member of the Gillmor Gang, is going to be an evangelist for Microsoft, but not at the expense of his well- earned credibility.
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This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss the recent shakeup at Yahoo, the latest in the HPgate scandal, the substance of SAP's analyst summit, standardization of Microsoft's Open XML format, and whether Apple's rumored iPhone can succeed. David starts off the show talking about his ZDNet new blog, Testbed, and points to a recent post about a post on Code Green Networks as an example of where he is heading with product coverage.
Are Microsoft service packs about to go extinct? It's possible according to Mary Jo Foley, who reports that the servicing model for Exchange Server 2007 will be delivered in 6 to 8-week increments.
Mark Cuban, gave a presentation at the UBS media and communications conference Thursday, and walked through the future of high-definition television and what it means for TV and Internet video. Cuban owns HDNet and is admittedly partial to high-def video.
Headlines of the day... Microsoft codename of the day: Crossbow.
As part of our CIO Sessions series, I interviewed Gideon Sasson, CIO at the financial services giant Charles Schwab. He has been with Schwab for 11 years, mostly in technology management, but he also did a three-year stint as president of Schwab’s Active Trader retail business.
The big news at IIW2006B was the number of demos of user-centric identity systems--especially interoperability between different systems and components.
Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos says that the world only needs five computers. In an interview conducted by news.
Tis the season for predictions from information security vendors and it's scary out there--of course it has to be or there's no reason to buy from these folks. Among the more notable information security predictions for the year ahead:--SPI Dynamics, a Web application testing software and services company, predicts rapid application development is a disaster waiting to happen.
Maybe all you need to connect millions of mobile devices to the Internet is some snazzy middleware from IBM.Darryl Taft at eWeek reports:IBM Research is working on delivering a middleware system that will enable users to tap into the data on mobile devices to create a virtually unlimited pool of data and provide essentially infinite access to the Internet, the company said.