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Latest Posts

Burnette's EclipseCon 2006 tour

ZDNet blogger and Eclipse maven Ed Burnette is making the rounds at EclipseCon 2006, which is happening this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Check out his daily coverage.

March 20, 2006 by Dan Farber


Mix '06: Gates ready to embrace and extend

Bill Gates keynoted at Mix '06, outlining Microsoft's evolving Web development strategy and explaining his embrace and extend business philosophy, especially as it applies to Google.Gates' most covered statement of the morning was, "Everything we do now, we have to be user-centric, not device-centric.

March 20, 2006 by Dan Farber


Internet Identity Workshop

Kaliya Hamlin, Doc Searls, and I will be hosting the second Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) in Mountain View, CA on May 1-3, 2006. IIW deals with what people are calling user-centric identity and Identity 2.

March 20, 2006 by Phil Windley


Sun Grid rising at

In his latest blog post, Jonathan Schwartz laments that the slow transformation toward multitenant grids behind corporate firewalls at the same time as he promotes Sun's forthcoming Grid service (starting with 5,000 CPU sockets, a mix of Ultrasparc and Opteron), which will live under the URL (which came with the StorageTek acquisition.

March 20, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Woophy's view of Earth

Woophy is a site that organizes photographs by the location at which they were taken. Users can click on a town or city and view the associated pictures.

March 20, 2006 by Ed Gottsman

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Ray Ozzie meets the Gillmor Gang

Worth listening to: During a conversation with the Gillmor Gang a earlier this month, Ray Ozzie drilled deeper into Live Clipboard and Microsoft's plans for connecting Microsoft's 'legacy' applications and the Internet. It's a good conversation, especially in the context of Microsoft's Mix '06 conference this week.

March 20, 2006 by Dan Farber


NetSuite goes vertical

NetSuite is going vertical, with a software industry-specific edition. I caught up with NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson at PC Forum who described the software vertical as a "single system from lead to renewal.

March 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Attention on the brain

Attention was the subject of the SDForum Search SIG tonight at AOL's Mountain View office. In fact, it's been the subject of attention and lively debate for the last few weeks, especially at the recent ETech to PC Forum conferences.

March 17, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Quote of the Day: Mark Cuban

If there can be a Photo of the Day in this blog, then why not a Quote of the Day?  On page 90 of this week's issue of Time Magazine is a quote of Mark Cuban saying:In the past, you had to memorize knowledge because there was a cost to finding it.

March 17, 2006 by David Berlind