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Latest Posts

The crossroads of SaaS

Nick Carr takes up where I left off with's vision of moving beyond CRM and into the packages software territory dominated by Oracle, SAP, Microsoft and other packaged applications.

March 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


Subsidizing the status quo Internet

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?

March 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


On pushing it around

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.

March 6, 2006 by Ed Gottsman

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Aaron vs. Goliath ( vs. Google's gdrive)

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.

March 5, 2006 by David Berlind


Internet Explorer 7 anti-phishing tech: Work-in-Progress

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.

March 5, 2006 by David Berlind


Sniveling about Steve Jobs

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.

March 5, 2006 by Dan Farber


Microsoft details frugal licensing policy for Virtual PC on Vista

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.

March 3, 2006 by David Berlind


Higgins and Vendor Sports

A few days ago IBM, Novell, and Harvard's Berkman Center announced the Higgins Project.  Higgins is a "user-centric identity" system that will be open source and managed by the Eclipse Foundation.

March 3, 2006 by Phil Windley

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