This week on the Dan & David Show, I give my rundown on the Web 2.0 Summit, including presentations by Jeff Bezos, Ray Ozzie, Marissa Mayer and others.
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Yesterday, in reponse to Microsoft’s Patent Pledge for Non-Compensated Developers (which was an integral part of last week's pact between the software giant and Novell), Software Freedom Law Center CTO Bradley Kuhn issued a tersely worded warning to the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community that the pledge is of "little value.
Ever since Microsoft entered into their agreement with Novell, everyone has been speculating that Microsoft will sue RedHat. My question is ... Why would they bother?
The Simile Project's Timeline tool is a nifty way to present event data on the Web.
Vint Cerf, one of the creators of the Internet and Google's vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist, and Robert Pepper, the FCC’s chief of policy development after 19 years and now Cisco's senior managing director of global advanced technology policy, faced off on the topic of net neutrality at the Web 2.0 Summit.
Here's a crazy story about how some paparazzi apparently provoked actress Denise Richards to toss two laptop computers off of a hotel balcony (always my first instinct when I'm being hounded by photographers). According to CNN:Global TV reported Richards was filming a scene for the movie "Blonde and Blonder" when she allegedly confronted a photographer trying to take her picture.
Yahoo co-founder David Filo, who rarely gets in front of a conference crowd, chatted with John Battelle at the Web 2.0 Summit, aided by Bradley Horowitz, Yahoo vice president of product strategy.
Marissa Mayer of Google gave a testimonial to speed. Her key insight for the crowd at the Web 2.
This morning, Microsoft and Universal Music Group jointly announced that the two would be making songs from UMG's artists that are specially formatted to work with Microsoft's forthcoming Zune portable audio player available for online purchase (presumably through Microsoft's online Zune music store).
Zimbra showed an offline AJAX client, which has the same look and feel as the online client. Mail, calendar, contacts, and documents are cached and then synched with the server when the user gets back online.