I'm at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, called ETech, all this week. I'll be posting updates on interesting happenings throughout the week.
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News.com's Charlie Cooper chats with Autodesk CEO Carol Bartz about the status of women executives in corporate America.
Nick Carr takes up where I left off with Salesforce.com's vision of moving beyond CRM and into the packages software territory dominated by Oracle, SAP, Microsoft and other packaged applications.
Jeffrey Young writes about the Internet Non-Discrimination Act of 2006--also known as the Net Neutrality Act:Are we in a new episode of The Prisoner? Is Patrick McGoohan about to walk through my browser?
A team in Gothenberg, Sweden, has created Push, a WiFi-based music-sharing architecture that automatically connects any two (or more) Push-enabled MP3 players that come within 20 meters of one other. The devices then use simple music profiles to decide which tracks to trade.
Over the weekend, Garrett Rogers, our resident blogger on everything Google blogged a post about Google's forthcoming G-Drive project. Said Rogers: The GDrive service will provide anyone (who trusts Google with their data) a universally accessible network share that spans across computers, operating systems and even devices.
I've finally gotten around to playing with Internet Explorer 7; the version of IE that will be included in the next version of Windows (Windows Vista) and that will ship separately as a download for users of Windows XP SP2 at the same time that Vista ships. IE7 is currently in beta.
Jeffrey Young offers his perspective on Steve Jobs' latest product rollout:Cut the turtle-necked geek-icon some slack, dudes!I’m astonished by the reaction to Steve’s presentation earlier this week of the new Intel based Mac Mini.
Salesforce.com is making sure that its platform offerings match how customers are going to apply its multitasking technology and AppExchange custom applications.
Since I've been recommending the use of client/side virtual machine (VM) technologies such as VMware Workstation or Virtual PC for running all of your applications on your Windows PCs, I decided to check with Microsoft to find out the exact details on Microsoft's policy regarding the practice. I don't want any one getting into legal trouble as a result of my recommendation.