All cameras aimed at Steve Jobs...More photos here and here.
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Steve Jobs walked on the sparse Macworld Expo stage just after 9:00 AM PST and started with the financial results for the quarter, a record $5.7 billion, including 14 million iPods and about 3 million songs per day sold.
The folks over at The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard's School of Law have invited me to come be a guest speaker for their "Berkman Luncheon Series" which takes place most Tuesdays. I was first exposed to the Berkman Center about a year ago when I attended its Blogging Journalism, and Credibility Conference and have been a huge fan of the Center ever since.
In response to my post yesterday about InfoWorld noticing Eclipse's momentum (vs. NetBeans), ZDNet reader Mark Wielaard sent me the following via email: I saw your article on why Eclipse is the defacto IDE for Java and your little bet with Tim Bray.
Microsoft announced this morning that Target's 1400 retail locations are going to run their systems on Microsoft's .NET Framework.
If you've been following our series on Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) [sic], then you know that DRM is wall-building material when it comes to turning the Internet into a bunch of segregated nets or "walled-gardens." Apple has its walled garden consisting of the iTunes Music Store (as a source of content) and compatible end-user devices (iTunes software, iPods, etc.
You may not realize it yet, but you are likely a felon, or at least you're committing felonious acts. All you have to do is say something (anything) that annoys someone and not use your real name.
Guy Kawasaki gave one of his patented demos, evangelizing for FilmLoop, a photo sharing company he has invested in that is run by his old friend (since 9th grade) and former Apple colleague Kyle Mashima and Prescott Lee. FilmLoop is the “killer app for the Macintosh,” Kawasaki said, joining MacPaint, Photoshop and PageMaker.
From the sound of his most recent blog, Chad Dickerson ended up in a wrestling match with a new Dell system and lost. That's bad news because Chad, who used to be the CIO at InfoWorld (now, he's at Yahoo), is one of the most technical people I know.
Now that CES is over, Steve Jobs has the stage all to himself this week as the Macworld Expo gets underway (check out The Guardian's story on how Jobs preps for his major keynotes). As usual, the rumors are flying in anticipation of Jobs' keynote tomorrow morning.