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ActiveGrid pushes lightweight LAMP development

Peter Yared, CEO of ActiveGrid, has said that Java is a dinosaur. In our podcast interview, Yared, who spent five years at Sun working with Java, explains why he believes that the alternative--lightweight development based on open source LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl/Python/PHP)--is preferable to Java for many kinds of applications.

January 29, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Gillmor Gang plays vendor sports

Mike Arrington of Tech Crunch joins the regular Gillmor Gang (including myself) minus Jon Udell this week for a game of vendor sports, assessing which company is doing what to whom. Host Steve Gillmor starts out with a monologue on Dave Slusher's comments about the EarthLink ad on this podcast.

January 29, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Gates won't cross China government

Bill and Melinda Gates, along with Bono, were honored at the "Persons of the Year" by Time Magazine for their good works. "For being shrewd about doing good, for rewiring politics and re-engineering justice, for making mercy smarter and hope strategic and then daring the rest of us to follow, Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono are Time's Persons of the Year," Time wrote.

January 27, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Allchin touts the Vista virtues

Jim Allchin has started his farewell and Vista promotional tour, and we have videos. Allchin, Microsoft co-president of the platform, products and services division, is planning to retire at the end of this year (when Vista ships) after 16 years in the Redmond trenches.

January 27, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Mashup ecosystem poised to explode

As one of the co-organizers of Mashup Camp, I'm getting a lot of inquiries via email and from the press about what mashups are and why they're getting so much buzz.  Invariably, my response begins by evoking their memory of another technology ecosystem that exploded through the stratosphere just after exiting from its embryonic phase -- one that the mashup ecosystem (or what I call the "uncomputer") is virtually identical to: The PC.

January 27, 2006 by David Berlind

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DOJ vs. Google: One month countdown to showdown begins

Now that Google has refused to comply with a Department of Justice subpoena, News.com's Declan McCullagh reports that a US District Court Judge has officially set a court showdown date for one month from today: Google's attempt to fend off the government's request for millions of search terms will move to a federal court in San Jose, Calif.

January 26, 2006 by David Berlind

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