I gave a talk recently at which many people had Wi-Fi-enabled PCs open on their laps. It puts a lot of pressure on a speaker when your audience has Google and your own technical resources are limited to a flaky lapel mike and a glass of water.
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Thanks in part to the a mention in the very popular Scobelizer blog from Microsoft's Robert Scoble, word is spreading 'round the net very quickly that, at the request of the NFL, Fox Television yanked the second scheduled run of GoDaddy.com's commercial based on its content.
In his blog, John Battelle writes that analysts, who expect Google to perform flawlessly over the next year or so, are calling the company's stock "priced to perfection.
In addition to releasing another premium service (voice mail), free Internet telephony provider Skype also emerged from its beta tests of a version for OS X in the last week. According to a story by News.
If you're a member of the press and you write anything that's remotely critical of Linux's chances of success on the desktop (which I have), the Linux community unleashes a fury of fire and brimstone upon you. Invariably, your credentials to make any such judgment are dragged through the mud and a few people who like to take the heat get into the fire in your defense and the angry mob becomes even more enraged.
Renai LeMay of ZDNet Australia reports on the latest comments regarding Microsoft from Java father and Sun developer products CTO James Gosling. After calling Sun's technical agreement with Microsoft less and less meaningful, Gosling called Microsoft's support of C and C++ in the common language runtime (CLR) in .
I joined the Gillmor Gang forthis week's edition with featured guest Dan Bricklin, one of the creators of VisiCalc and other innovative software. During the show, Dan gives his views on where innovation is happening today and what's in store for the future as technology evolves.
The father of Java tells developers that in some ways, the technical agreement with Microsoft is meaning less and less...
IBM's sale of its PC division to China's Lenovo is putting its customer accounts in jeopardy. According to ITworld.
After a few days of immersion in Sun's orbit, you have to take a step back to access whether the well-crafted presentations about grids , Java, Solaris 10 , open source , subscription pricing and processor threads are the road to riches or a black hole in the making. I admit I am a fan of the grid infrastructure and software-as-a-service models, and the notion of commodity-like pricing (not that the underlying technology is a commodity) is on the horizon.