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Google spreadsheet in the works

The Wall Street Journal by way The Guardian is reporting that Google plans to add a speadsheet to its set of applications, that also  include Writely, Google Base, Google Mail. When I asked Dave Girouard, head of Google Enterprise, about a spreadsheet application a few weeks ago, he said, “It’s important…I can’t comment beyond that.

June 5, 2006 by Dan Farber


This week is the official 'Sue VoIP providers week'

In unrelated lawsuits, investors are suing Vonage over an abysmmal intitial public offering (ever notice you can't say VoIP without the letters IPO) and Net2Phone is suing Skype's parent eBay for patent infringement.  According to CNET News.

June 5, 2006 by David Berlind


The answer to Radio Shack's rhetorical question on buying cell phones

Today, while listening to the radio, an advertisement came on that asked, when shopping for a new cell phone, whether you should shop by phone or carrier first (I didn't even realize the the word "carrier" had entered the common American lexicon).  Just when I was getting ready to blurt out my answer (Carrier!!!!

June 5, 2006 by David Berlind

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On getting physical

New Scientist is reporting that the busy personnel at MIT's Media Lab are at it again. They've developed a piece of software that listens to a small USB postal scale and translates various weights into functions.

June 5, 2006 by Ed Gottsman


World premier video: Format wars yields standards hypocrisy

After pointing out in this blog the mockery that the the International Organisation of Standardisation (the ISO) is making of standards setting by allowing multiple standards for the same thing, the folks who run the TV studios here at CNET Networks said let's make a video about it.  So, we did.

June 5, 2006 by David Berlind