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Follow the money

Nick Carr asks who is making the big money in the Web 2.0 era of user-generated (or user-submitted if you are Google) content.

May 1, 2006 by Dan Farber


JavaDB: An idea whose time has finally come?

Last year, at ApacheCon, according to Sun Chief Open Source Officer Simon Phipps, Sun senior staff engineer Francois Orsini apparently gave a demonstration of JavaDB -- Sun's version of Apache Derby.  Apache Derby is basically a full blown relational database management system (RDBMS) that's based on pure Java.

May 1, 2006 by David Berlind


From Samsung Q1 to Motorola Q

Samsung formally unveiled its ultra mobile PC, the Q1 this morning.  Similar to other "Origami" Windows XP Tablet Edition systems, it has a 7-inch, 800x480 LCD with touch-screen capability, weights 1.

May 1, 2006 by Dan Farber


Japan leads in blog posts per capita

I'm not sure what the import of this statistic is, but Technorati's data shows that Japanese language writers by far produce the most blog content, and that percentage has been increasing. Does anyone have an explanation for this phenomenon?

May 1, 2006 by Dan Farber


SaleGenius--no genius but useful service

With a name that's impossible to live up to, Genius Inc. launched what company CEO David Thompson called the industry's "first on-demand customer intelligence solution that turns sales professionals into sales geniuses.

April 30, 2006 by Dan Farber

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The CIO Agenda 2006

On April 26, the Churchill Club held a panel discussion, "The CIO Agenda: Building the New IT" (podcast here). The panelists include four CIOs--Lars Rabbe of Yahoo (listen to my separate podcast interview with Raabe), Geir Ramleth of Bechtel Group, John Johnson of Intel and Randall Spratt of McKesson Corp.

April 30, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Yahoo CIO rides the tiger

Lars Rabbe has been riding a tiger. As CIO for Yahoo the last three years, Rabbe had to deal with the rapid growth and scaling of the Web portal's IT and infrastructure services.

April 30, 2006 by Dan Farber


Sorry honey. Gartner cancelled Mother's Day this year.

In addition to apologizing to my wife and my Mom (both dedicated mothers that I would have liked to spend the sacred day with), I'd like to personally thank Gartner for ruining this year's Mother's Day by starting Gartner Symposium and ITxpo on Sunday, May 14.  Even May 15 (the day after Mother's Day) is a bad idea since many of us have to travel on the 14th just to get there in time for the opening keynotes.

April 28, 2006 by David Berlind