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Latest Posts

Software service networks

SAP chief blogger Jeff Nolan comments on Martin Lamonica's story on "Software Stack Wars"--the notion that enterprise software vendors are obsessed with building their own pre-certified stacks, from operating system and middleware to applications and databases, or some variation. I wrote about Oracle moving in that direction, based on CEO Larry Ellison's remarks about adding Linux to have a more complete Oracle controlled stack.

April 20, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Dueling business units

Elinor Mills blogs about an effort in honor of Earth Day to reduce the number of phone directories published each year. By signing a petition at PaperlessPetition.

April 20, 2006 by Phil Windley

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The new meaning of programming

If you can imagine a vast army of uncontrollable media programmers storming the gates, you'll start to understand why Hollywood is so fearful of the Internet.

April 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Nathan Myhrvold: Invention capitalist

Former head of Microsoft Research and now head of patent foundry Intellectual Ventures Nathan Myhrvold doesn't mind being called a patent troll (video here and here). He wants to be the first "invention capitalist.

April 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Ray Ozzie: Microsoft's Grand Unifier

As many have been saying for months, beating to death on the Gillmor Gang, Ray Ozzie is leading the new Webified Microsoft strategy. David Kirkpatrick of Fortune tells the inside story, and outlines the brewing battle between Microsoft and the Web giants:Microsoft has to move before Google or even Yahoo!

April 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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How to host a power lunch...really

BNET has posted some short videos on business topics. My favorite is "How to host a power lunch," which goes into great detail about proper etiquette for business lunching.

April 18, 2006 by Dan Farber

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