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Latest Posts

Google Base creates a structured Web

Google Base, the service that has been on an off the 'Net in alpha mode for the last few weeks has gone beta and is live.  Google Base has been described variously as an online database, competition for Craigs List, or Google's first crack at eBay.

November 15, 2005 by Phil Windley


Marten Mickos: Approach and appearance in relation to open source

Marten Mickos, CEO of open source database company MySQL AB, was motivated by the recent controversy over SAP executive Shai Agassi's remarks about open source to write the following perspective piece. In his view, some companies really support the notion of open source software, which he says will "define the next generation architecture for the modern enterprise," and others say nice things about it, but really don't support it.

November 15, 2005 by Dan Farber


Manpower CIO Rick Davidson: Balancing global and local

As part of our ongoing CIO Sessions series to find out what's on the minds of CIOs, I interviewed Rick Davidson, senior vice president and CIO at Manpower, the $16 billion global staffing service. The podcast interview can be delivered directly to your desktop or MP3 player if you're subscribed to our podcasts (See ZDNet’s podcasts: How to tune in), or you can just download the MP3.

November 15, 2005 by Dan Farber


Wait on Vista? That depends...

There is the old rule of thumb that says "never buy a car the first year it is introduced" and similarly, "don't buy an OS until after the first service pack ships," but waiting until 2008 to upgrade to an OS that ships in 2006 is ridiculous. (And the idea of waiting for the first service pack to ship is probably pretty dumb too.

November 15, 2005 by Marc Wagner


DRM: A personal story

Since this seems to be DRM Day at Between the Lines, allow me to present a short, personal story that highlights, at least for me, the evils of DRM and the DCMA.  Last week, I prepared a story for this blog illustrating how to put shows from a TiVo onto one of the new video iPods.

November 15, 2005 by Phil Windley


The day the broadcast died

Today is the day that TV and radio broadcasters around the world (and digital video recorder makers like TiVo) dreaded would come.  It's the day that someone married the RSS subscription protocol to Bittorrent in a way that turns the Internet into one big giant and free TiVo machine.

November 15, 2005 by David Berlind