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Wal-Mart's fear of the Googleplex

The New York Times has a story by Steve Lohr about how upstart Google is disrupting many traditional business sectors. As an example, Wal-Mart views Google as a threat.

November 5, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Gordon Moore live from New York

Gordon Moore spoke at Marconi Award Event in New York City where he received the prestigious Marconi Lifetime Achievement Award. In the video clip Moore explains the origins of this forty-year-old observation, and now 'Law,' about the rate of computing innovation.

November 4, 2005 by Dan Farber

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We are all paparazzi now

Kate Moss was caught by a camera phone apparently using an illicit drug, because of which she lost several large endorsement contracts. She subsequently checked into rehab where, presumably, camera phones are not allowed.

November 3, 2005 by Ed Gottsman

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Mercury Interactive: After the fall

I caught up with Mercury Interactive's Christopher Lochhead for an update on the situation that resulted in three top executives exiting the company due to apparent financial misdoings. As you would expect, Lochhead, the company's chief marketing officer, is upbeat about the fate of the company.

November 3, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Microsoft researchers outline a 'dependable' OS

Microsoft Research recently published a paper that outlines an operating system that is built from the ground up to be dependable--more reliable, secure and capable. The operating system, called Singularity, focuses on advances in programming languages and tools to replace the current complex, less than reliable architectures and operating systems built in the 128K memory and pre-Internet eras.

November 3, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Google moves forward with book indexing

In the face of threatened lawsuits, Google has decided to move forward with its book indexing plans.  In August Google suspended the project, which initially will scan copyrighted books in the collections of Stanford University and the University of Michigan, to give publishers and authors time to request that their works not be included.

November 3, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Mash ups are not just for consumer apps

We are beginning to see good examples what's possible with open APIs, AJAX, Flash, Flex and other technologies that are making Web pages 'Live.' Of course, I am referring to Microsoft term for next generation Web experiences, mash ups, Web 2.

November 3, 2005 by Dan Farber

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