On Friday and Saturday I'll be in Seattle at Gnomedex, which is hosted by Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome fame. Speakers (discussion leaders) at the event include many of the usual suspects from the blogosphere--Dave Winer, Marc Canter, Mike Arrington, Steve Rubel, Steve Gillmor, Susan Mernit, Halley Suitt, Robert Scoble and Jeremy Zawodny.
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As expected, EMC acquired RSA Security today. The $2.
Microsoft's heavyweight championship software, like the prodigious Office suite, doesn't lend itself to predictable ship dates. Today, Microsoft spilled out that Office 2007--originally slated for release in October, and then January to coincide with Vista's ship date--would now ship in "early 2007.
When I talked to EMC's Mark Lewis a few weeks ago, he said that his company's next hole to fill through acquisition was in the security space. According a New York Times report, EMC is in the running to acquire RSA Security for $1.
Here in NYC on the second day of C3 Expo, I blocked out the evening for a visit over to Pepcom's Digital Experience event at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Technically speaking, Digital Experience is not a C3 event.
This week on The Dan & David Show, David calls in from Katz's Deli in New York City while he attended the C3 Expo (not much news). We discuss the fate of the much anticipated WinFS file system, Microsoft's unified communications suite (coming sometime next year), CompUSA and NetSuite, the ongoing Intel/AMD competition for the fastest and coolest chips and RSS as the new Intranet protocol.
Yesterday I used the new touch-screen voting systems for the first time. My initial reaction was that they were easy to use and very clear about what was happening at each stage.
Here at C3 Expo in New York City, I bumped into Jeffrey Leventhal, CEO of OnForce.com.
Did you hear the one about the software retail store that started selling software as a service? No really.
It's always hard to figure out how to dive into a trade show. Do you go the appointment route and schedule nothing but back to back appointments who send you invitations ahead of time?