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Latest Posts

The moving finger

The University of Buffalo's VR lab has developed a cap for your index finger that is exquisitely sensitive to movement--to the point that it can actually be used as a 3D digitizer. It has an accelerometer, a force sensor, and a motion tracker, and its developers believe it'll hit the market in three years, which is admirably conservative--usually researchers predict (and it's always hubris) that they're only one year away from their first Ferrari.

September 4, 2006 by Ed Gottsman


The muse of social software

If you don't know JP Rangaswami, you should.  His Confused in Calcutta blog is must reading the 'new enterprise,'  how they should operate internally and relate to customers.

September 4, 2006 by Dan Farber


Web 2.0 = a piece of jargon

During a podcast interview (transcript here) last week with Scott Laningham of IBM developerWorks, the father of the Web Tim Berners-Lee offered his view on the term "Web 2.0": LANINGHAM: You know, with Web 2.

August 31, 2006 by Dan Farber


Snapple (Sun/Apple) pretzel logic

As the summer winds down, the hot breezes in Silicon Valley whisper all kinds of intriguing scenarios into the ears of pundits like John Dvorak. He revives the old Apple/Sun merger on the heels of Google CEO Eric Schmidt joining Apple's board of directors.

August 30, 2006 by Dan Farber


Blogswarm on Google Apps for Your Domain

Last night's relatively big scoop, given to a few media outlets, was Google throwing together a bunch of its communications applications and making them available as a suite of services for companies and organizations. Subsequently, Google will add Spreadsheets, Writely and other applications to fill out the suite and offer both ad supported and subscription-based models.

August 28, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Google Office 'version 1.0' debuts

Google doesn't yet have an Office 2.0--a full suite of hosted productivity applications aimed at the Microsoft Office crowd, especially the small- and medium-sized firms--but starting tomorrow companies or organizations can deploy Google email, calendar, chat and Web page (Page Creator) hosting for free (ad supported).

August 27, 2006 by Dan Farber