Video: At Mix '06, News.com's Martin LaMonica asks Bill Gates about competing with Google.
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Photo of the day: Tom Foremski, ZDNet and SiliconValleyWatcher blogger and former Financial Times reporter, and Nat Goldhaber, co-founder of Claremont Creek Ventures, a new VC firm, and founder of Cybergold, former CEO of Kaleida Labs, founder of Centram Systems West and a vice presidential candidate in 2000.
ZDNet blogger and Eclipse maven Ed Burnette is making the rounds at EclipseCon 2006, which is happening this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Check out his daily coverage.
Bill Gates keynoted at Mix '06, outlining Microsoft's evolving Web development strategy and explaining his embrace and extend business philosophy, especially as it applies to Google.Gates' most covered statement of the morning was, "Everything we do now, we have to be user-centric, not device-centric.
Kaliya Hamlin, Doc Searls, and I will be hosting the second Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) in Mountain View, CA on May 1-3, 2006. IIW deals with what people are calling user-centric identity and Identity 2.
In his latest blog post, Jonathan Schwartz laments that the slow transformation toward multitenant grids behind corporate firewalls at the same time as he promotes Sun's forthcoming Grid service (starting with 5,000 CPU sockets, a mix of Ultrasparc and Opteron), which will live under the network.com URL (which came with the StorageTek acquisition.
Woophy is a site that organizes photographs by the location at which they were taken. Users can click on a town or city and view the associated pictures.
DearAOL.com coalition tangles with Esther Dyson over Goodmail's CertifiedEmail approach to spam eradication
On Friday, Esther Dyson wrote a New York Times op-ed piece, “You've Got Goodmail,” in which she advocated for Goodmail Systems’ freedom to pursue a 'certified' approach to dealing with the problem of spam and fraud on the Internet. She wrote:What Goodmail is proposing is a sort of FedEx for e-mail.
Worth listening to: During a conversation with the Gillmor Gang a earlier this month, Ray Ozzie drilled deeper into Live Clipboard and Microsoft's plans for connecting Microsoft's 'legacy' applications and the Internet. It's a good conversation, especially in the context of Microsoft's Mix '06 conference this week.
NetSuite is going vertical, with a software industry-specific edition. I caught up with NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson at PC Forum who described the software vertical as a "single system from lead to renewal.