The Wall Street Journal has a story about Samsung developing low power, 32-gigabyte NAND flash memory chipsets that will sell for $200 to $250 in 2008. That's far more expensive the hard drives, but the idea of not having to wait while disks spin and draining less battery on a PC system is enough of a reason to spend the money.
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Ben Worthen of CIO has an interesting post about who in the context of the Net Neutrality debate. He worked with Lumeta's chief scientist Bill Cheswick to create a map of the North American Internet backbone, including 134,855 routers, colored by telecom company (Verizon, AT&T, Qwest, Level 3, Sprint Nextel, cable companies, smaller players).
Michael Crichton is breaking the law. He says: • The Earth revolves around the Sun.
Riya, the photo search service based on face and text recognition, has finally made it to beta. I got my "private" invite (which means it's sort of in beta) this morning to try out the service, and have started uploading.
Video: At Mix '06, News.com's Martin LaMonica asks Bill Gates about competing with Google.
Photo of the day: Tom Foremski, ZDNet and SiliconValleyWatcher blogger and former Financial Times reporter, and Nat Goldhaber, co-founder of Claremont Creek Ventures, a new VC firm, and founder of Cybergold, former CEO of Kaleida Labs, founder of Centram Systems West and a vice presidential candidate in 2000.
ZDNet blogger and Eclipse maven Ed Burnette is making the rounds at EclipseCon 2006, which is happening this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Check out his daily coverage.
Bill Gates keynoted at Mix '06, outlining Microsoft's evolving Web development strategy and explaining his embrace and extend business philosophy, especially as it applies to Google.Gates' most covered statement of the morning was, "Everything we do now, we have to be user-centric, not device-centric.
Kaliya Hamlin, Doc Searls, and I will be hosting the second Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) in Mountain View, CA on May 1-3, 2006. IIW deals with what people are calling user-centric identity and Identity 2.
In his latest blog post, Jonathan Schwartz laments that the slow transformation toward multitenant grids behind corporate firewalls at the same time as he promotes Sun's forthcoming Grid service (starting with 5,000 CPU sockets, a mix of Ultrasparc and Opteron), which will live under the network.com URL (which came with the StorageTek acquisition.