The State of Texas intends to install Webcams along parts of its 1,000+ mile border with Mexico. The hope is that random members of the public (that's us) will watch the feeds and call toll-free if they see anything suspicious.
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We have posted a few videos from Gnomedex in Between the Lines, short interviews with Christy Andrade on the camera, making a few edits and then posting them on the VideoEgg service. We'll be posting more videos over the next two days.
Marc Canter of Broadband Mechanics is rolling out his company's People Aggregator at Gnomedex tomorrow. People Aggregator is described on its Web site as follows: At the center of all great Live Web software will be one’s digital identity.
One of the highlights at tomorrow's Gnomedex conference in Seattle is the lunchtime keynote by Senator John Edwards. In this video, Gnomedex host Chris Pirillo, alongside co-host Ponzi Indharasophang, explains why he thinks the Senator is showing up at the blogger-laden event.
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.
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.