Ever since the very first Thinkpad (I believe it was the 700c), I've relied on the sleek black portables with the slightly rubberized black finish to get my job done. Over the years, I have strayed a few times.
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The first panel at this morning's TechNet's Annual Innovation Summit, hosted by Charlie Rose, focused on what's next in the new era of innovation. Panelists included Jerry Yang, founder and Chief Yahoo, Yahoo; Reed Hastings, founder and CEO of Netflix; Brian Halla, chairman and CEO of National Semiconductor; and Charlie Giancarlo, senior vice president and chief development officer, and Cisco.
US Airways just can't get enough of integrating technology systems. The airline, which was formed via the merger of US Airways and America West, is now offering to buy Delta for $8 billion in cash and stock to create a "new Delta.
TechNet, a bipartisan, political action group of high tech senior executives that promotes the growth of technology and innovation, hosted a dinner last night in Palo Alto to discuss some of its agenda items, which have included stances on education, patent reform, stock options and broadband and Internet policy. The newest agenda, a Green Technologies Initiative, was the subject of discussion last night.
Google has set aside $200 million, or 12.5 percent of the shares issued to pay for YouTube, to cover "certain indemnification obligations" that may hit the video sharing site.
After two years of dancing across the table, Rearden Commerce and American Express Business Travel partnered up to scale out employee business services beyond the big three, air, hotel and car rental. American Express Business Travel is white labeling Rearden Commerce's employee services platform and making a $22.
It's patch Tuesday and that can only mean two things: Lots of patches and varying reports on how important the patches are. Meanwhile, the tech world seems to have trouble nailing down the number of flaws and patches.
As a part of ZDNet's video experiment and our attempt to take full advantage of the advancements in distributed commercial video production that Panasonic's AG-HVX200 enables, we (ZDNet) are now trying to figure out what the best video production workstation should be. One major requirement is it needs to be mobile.
Footnoted.org has a fine post on the perks of being CEO of RFID/barcode company Symbol Technologies when Motorola comes calling.
You may have noticed posts penned by Larry Dignan on Between the Lines the last few days. He joined us this week as as a BTL anchor blogger and executive editor of ZDNet news and blogs.