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Latest Posts

The keyboard matters

Very recently, the LCD panel on my IBM (vintage) Thinkpad T42 (around one year old), decided it had enough and stopped working on me. It was a gradual death.

March 15, 2006 by David Berlind


PC Forum photo gallery

During my two days plus at PC Forum I took snapshots available in a gallery here and also loaded more on Flickr (tag: [pcforum06]. The picture below is from a panel on "New Forms of Life," the "brave new world" of online social media.

March 15, 2006 by Dan Farber


From World of Warcraft to the boardroom

Some people are saying that the massive multiplayer game World of Warcraft, with more than 6 million players, is the new golf of the business world. Hitting a small white ball around a chemically groomed park isn't for everyone, and is more expensive than the $15 per month fee for WOW, but at least you get some fresh air and exercise.

March 15, 2006 by Dan Farber


YouTube going from personal to professional

During an afternoon PC Forum discussion about "me media," Chad Hurley, CEO of YouTube, talked about what's going the popular video sharing site, which he said is now serving 30 million videos a day and uploading 30,000 files a day. Hurley said that the site has about 5 million unique users per day.

March 14, 2006 by Dan Farber


Fox Interactive pulls in NewRoo

Ross Levinsohn of Fox Interactive teased the blogosphere with promise of an acquistion during an IBDNetwork Under the Radar event on March 2. TechCrunch reports that Fox Interactive is acquiring NewRoo, a startup (not on the list of companies presenting at the event, but present in the room) that developed a real-time, customizable news aggregator.

March 14, 2006 by Dan Farber


PC Forum: Searching the dark matter and users

Esther started off the PC Forum panel with search stars, by saying the search is getting boring and has peaked to get some reaction. They all properly disagreed and the discussion focused on the amount of information that isn't indexed or searchable.

March 14, 2006 by Dan Farber


Bill Joy: Pandemics, biofuels and the $10 PC

The final day of PC Forum stared with a conversation between Esther and Bill Joy, Sun co-founder and now Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers venture capitalist. The discussion touched on how technology, the Internet and politics are impacting society and the planet.

March 14, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Illumio's community marketplace for expertise

At PC Forum, Tacit Software introduced Illumio, a new consumer-oriented, knowledge-management software that company CEO David Gilmour said reaches out to find what people know, what they have and who they know using a brokering program that control privacy.

March 13, 2006 by Dan Farber