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D: Al Gore on and global warming

Former Vice President and almost President Al Gore discussed his new venture Current TV and global warming with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg at D this evening. Asked about why he chose cable TV over a more pure Internet content play for his content venture, Gore said that television is dominant (Americans watch on average 4.

May 31, 2006 by Dan Farber


How to open source Java? That is THE question

In a move that may make his life easier, Redmonk's Stephen O'Grady has published an interview that he did of himself regarding the issue of open sourcing Java.  If he covered all the questions that people have already asked him, and anticipated others, he can forever point to the interview-cum-FAQ instead of carving out another answer with his keyboard every time a question about open sourcing Java comes his way.

May 31, 2006 by David Berlind


D: Comcast's portal ambitions

"People are absolutely committed to getting what they want when they want it," said Steve Burke, president of Comcast, during an interview at D with Kara Swisher. However, unlike Bill Gates who predicted the end of the current broadcast model in about five years, Burke thinks that it will thrive for much longer and has big ambitious to widen the footprint of comcast.

May 31, 2006 by Dan Farber


Gates forgoes reality distortion for reality acquisition

During his Q&A at D with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, Bill Gates came up with a new term--or at least one I hadn't heard before. He pulled out a Motorola Q (still not shipping officially), which runs the Windows mobile operating system, calling it a multipurpose device (like a PC) and an example of what will be a "reality aquisition device.

May 30, 2006 by Dan Farber


Bill Gates kicks of the "D" conference

Updated 11:50 PM PST: Bill Gates held court at the D (all things Digital) conference at the Four Seasons in Carlsbad, Calif., touching on the usual topics (Vista, Office, Google, Xbox) during a Q&A with hosts Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.

May 30, 2006 by Dan Farber


Desperately seeking: an API for TinyURL

Dave Winer notes that everybody loves the way TinyURL takes long URLs and converts them into much shorter ones. It's an awesome service that I frequently use because of how often longer URLs get truncated by the automatic line-wrapping found in many emails and discussion forums; truncated to the point that they're unusable.

May 30, 2006 by David Berlind