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Demo 2006 security roundup, part 2

Demo 2006: Persystent Technology demoed the latest version of it enterprise software, which ensures PC availability by eliminating configuration problems. It maintains a hidden partition—a compressed bit image--with the clean OS, registry and application settings--and at boot time corrects any errors that have been introduced.

February 10, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Larry Ellison's open source Fusion

BusinessWeek reported yesterday that three core open source companies--JBoss (middleware), Zend (PHP) and Sleepcat (database) --are in Oracle's crosshairs. The omnivorous Oracle recently made waves by acquiring InnoDB, an open source storage engine for database competitor MySQL.

February 10, 2006 by Dan Farber

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David's whiteboard 'mashup'

Video: David Berlind, the Mashup Camp captain, sketches out his definition of "mashup" on the whiteboard. His predicition--by 2007 there'll be 10 new mashups per day.

February 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Demo 2006 highlights, Mashup Camp, patent abuse and more

In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show, I give David, still suffering from a bad back but nonetheless full of pain killers, wit and insights, my rundown on what was hot at Demo 2006. Among my favorites, Klugle, Riya, Panoratio, Vivid Sky, several photo sharing apps, Iotum, Nexidia, to name a few.

February 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Can't buy me Lisp (not to mention love)

With the recent talk about Lisp, I got to thinking maybe I ought to look into how Lisp might work for some of the projects I'm involved in at BYU.  I use Scheme a lot, but I thought Lisp might have more library support for some things I care about.

February 9, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Yahoo home page shuffle

In the ongoing quest to optimize, tweak and refresh pages, Yahoo is testing a new home page look (image captured on Yahoo's Flickr site). Having worked on many home page redesigns, the big questions boil down to little items and block moves.

February 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Edgeio stakes out the 'listing' tag

Rob Hof of BusinessWeek has the details on Edgeio,  the formerly supersecret startup led by Keith Teare and Mike "TechCrunch" Arrington. The startup apparently plans to make the tag "listing" its backbone and RSS a core listing content delivery mechanism for moving  into classifieds, which is currently pervaded by the likes of eBay and Craigslist.

February 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Videos from Demo 2006: Blurb, Riya, StreetDeck, Pleo

Cameraman Vincent Tremblay and CNET's Rafe Needleman got video on some of the hottest products at Demo: From blog to book Eileen Gittins, CEO of Blurb, gives CNET's Rafe Needleman a first look at her blog-to-book application. With several templates to choose from, including travel and poetry, this soon to be released application has support for both Mac and PC.

February 8, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Security gurus report on the state of cybersecurity at Demo 2006

Demo 2006: At the close of Demo, John Patrick led a discussion on the state of security with Partha Dasgupta, an associate professor at Arizona State University specializing in cryptography; Hillarie Orman,  chief technology officer & VP of engineering, Shinkuro, Inc., and Charles Palmer of IBM Research.

February 8, 2006 by Dan Farber

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