Larry Dignan

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Image broadcasting: FilmLoop

Guy Kawasaki gave one of his patented demos, evangelizing for FilmLoop, a photo sharing company he has invested in that is run by his old friend (since 9th grade) and former Apple colleague Kyle Mashima and Prescott Lee.  FilmLoop is the “killer app for the Macintosh,” Kawasaki said, joining MacPaint, Photoshop and PageMaker.

January 9, 2006 by Dan Farber


Worth noting: Chad's tale of woe with a new Dell

From the sound of his most recent blog, Chad Dickerson ended up in a wrestling match with a new Dell system and lost.  That's bad news because Chad, who used to be the CIO at InfoWorld (now, he's at Yahoo), is one of the most technical people I know.

January 9, 2006 by David Berlind


Jobs preparing to lift his veil of secrecy

Now that CES is over, Steve Jobs has the stage all to himself this week as the Macworld Expo gets underway (check out The Guardian's story on how Jobs preps for his major keynotes). As usual, the rumors are flying in anticipation of Jobs' keynote tomorrow morning.

January 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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InfoWorld: Eclipse is the defacto IDE for Java

If you didn't catch it in a previous blog, Sun's Tim Bray and I have a little bet going.  Even though I only asked if NetBeans should be throwing in the towel versus Eclipse, Tim bet me a dinner if, in a year from now, I thought that NetBeans should toss in the towel (which probably means a merger of the two).

January 9, 2006 by David Berlind


Paul Thurrott on Google Pack: It's a mess

Paul Thurrott of Windows SuperSite has an in-depth review of Google Pack. Following is his conclusion:While virtually every computer company on earth is scared to death of Google, and virtually every PC user seems to be in love with them, Google Pack serves nicely as a reality check.

January 8, 2006 by Dan Farber


Post -CES interviews and analysis of Google Video and Pack

Video: We have a 10-minute video of Google co-founder Larry Page's CES keynote, where he introduced Google's new video store. Tristan Louis  has an overview, with useful comparison tables, of the current video offerings from all the portals--AOL, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.

January 8, 2006 by Dan Farber


Google Pack provisions for the masses

What is Google Pack besides free Windows software, with some promotional offers, that you could get from many places on the Web? A software distribution mechanism hooked into Google's infrastructure.

January 6, 2006 by Dan Farber