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AlwaysOn: In search of better search

Three of the search engine kings (Microsoft was missing) held court during an AlwaysOn Stanford Summit this afternoon, discussing the state of search technology. Bambi Francisco of Marketwatch led the conversation with (from right below) Usama Fayyad, Chief Data Officer at Yahoo; Jim Lanzone.

July 27, 2006 by Dan Farber


Coming soon: iWoz

The ebullient Steve Wozniak closed out the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit, talking about the early days of Apple and his post-Apple activities. You can read all about it soon.

July 27, 2006 by Dan Farber

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AlwaysOn: Securing the Internet

George Gilder revisited his trope about all optical networks, with software hardening at the center and trusted platform hardware softening at the edges, during his panel on securing the Intenet at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit. "Moving security all the way to the edge seems to me to be a better solution than giant routers in the center of the network," Gilder said.

July 27, 2006 by Dan Farber

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AlwaysOn: Life after the telephone

Speaking at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit, George Gilder summed up what he termed "life after the telephone": The essense of what's happening is that software is hardening in the center of the network and hardware is softening on the edge of the network. Hard-wired television and telephony is giving way to the teleputer.

July 27, 2006 by Dan Farber


$3K for Fujitsu's new notebook? Gimme a break!

Earlier this month, the folks at the Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society interviewed me via e-mail to find out what it was about mashups that has inspired me to write about them so much and ultimately, to take on Mashup Camp as a side project (Doug Gold and I are the organizers of Mashup Camp and Mashup University).

July 26, 2006 by David Berlind


AlwaysOn: Virtualization re-inventing the data center

 Virtualization, along with SOA, multi-core processors and other technologies, is changing the economics of data centers. "It's the biggest thing going on it IT," said Diane Greene, president and founder of virtualization pioneer VMware during a panel at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit.

July 26, 2006 by Dan Farber