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IBM's Sutor takes gloves off on MS ODF comment

IBM's vice president of standards and open source Bob Sutor appears quite peeved by an article in eWeek:In an eWeek article just published ("Microsoft to OpenDocument Alliance: Where's the Choice?"), Microsoft is accusing the supporters of the OpenDocument Format, a true open standard from the OASIS standards organization, of somehow limiting choice.

March 7, 2006 by David Berlind


Cut and paste Web

I am still thinking about Ray Ozzie's introduction of Live Clipboard at ETech. Having a clipboard wired into the Web is simple, and so obvious.

March 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Inteligami device debuts today

Now that Microsoft finally released details behind its secretive Origami mini-tablet project,'s Ina Fried reports that Intel is poised to take the wraps off of its contribution to the project (Inteligami is just my mashup of the two words) today at the Intel Developer Forum.

March 7, 2006 by David Berlind


The future of interfaces--Multi-touch

Jeffrey Han showed off a gestural user interface at ETech in which the user hands manipulate object on a desk. It's based on Han's multi-touch interaction research, which applys a form of biometric input.

March 7, 2006 by Dan Farber


Ray Ozzie proposes universal Web clipboard

At O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, Microsoft CTO Ray Ozzie demoed a way to bring the clipboard concept from the PC to the world of the Web. The Web clipboard is implemented as a clipboard on the clipboard, taking the text format of the clipboard and putting in more structured data, XML schemas.

March 7, 2006 by Dan Farber


Six Apart adds business class service

You can tell that blogging is becoming a real part of businesses when the blogging tool makers start getting seriously about enterprise requirements and service level agreements. Anil Dash gave me the details on Six Apart’s tweaks on new enterprise versions of TypePad (the company's hosted service) and Movable Type due in the next few weeks.

March 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


New APIs from Yahoo and browser-based authentication

Yahoo is turning up the heat up on its developer platform, which is turning out to be a key battle ground as all the major portals (AOL, Google, MSN, Yahoo, eBay, Amazon, etc.) try to open up their technology as a way to earn more time and attention (= revenue) from tens or hundreds of millions of users and developers.

March 6, 2006 by Dan Farber