As I pointed out in one of yesterday's posts, I've been testing Motorola's new Q smartphone (it's provisioned by Verizon Wireless) and am fact checking my first round of commentary with whoever I have to fact check with -- Motorola for the hardware, Microsoft for the Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone OS, and Verizon Wireless as the network provider and handset seller.
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One of my students, Sam Curren, has put together a geospatial mash-up called ActiveTrails. I like it a lot--it's got everything you'd expect in a mash-up of this sort.
At the Churchill Club forum held on June 21, several open source company executives discussed the "Open Source Effect." The "effect" is the growing popularity of open source software in a broad range of categories and environments, as well as the cultural shift to less proprietary solutions.
Many of the 2,400 employees at Intel's Haifa R&D center, near the Lebanese border, have gone underground, but not without Web connecitivity. Michael Kanellos reports on how Intel and Technion Israel Institute of Technology are coping with the rocket attacks.
Reminder of the top three buying criteria for your next cell phone: Coverage, coverage, and coverage.
In the restaurant business, there's saying regarding the three most important keys to success: "location, location, and location." As evidenced by today's post from Doc Searls, the corollary to this when buying cell phones (as I have often said) is coverage, coverage, coverage.
In researching today's earlier blog post (about Apple and the fine line between journalists and bloggers it may have erased), I came across a post that's a little more than a year old by John Battelle (about Apple suing bloggers).
Last week, while Mashup Camp was taking place, a reader from Israel responded to my blog regarding Microsoft's support (actually, the lack thereof) of the OpenDocument Format.
Monday morning. Taking the 7:15 AM ferry from Larkspur to San Francisco.
After being at Mashup University and Mashup Camp last week, I'm just now catching up on all my news from last week and noticed that I missed the blockbuster story that Apple has abandoned its efforts to use subpoenas in hopes of unmasking whoever it was that leaked trade secrets to two supposedly "uncredentialed journalists" (one of which is fellow ZDNet blogger Jason O'Grady). Wrote News.
In another era, with the demise of anyone as long-lived -- in 'computer years' -- as Windows 98, they might have said 'The king is dead, long live the king!' To be sure, the Windows 98 'king' has been ailing for a long time, and should have been put out of its misery long ago!