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Benioff floats the 'Business Web'

Marc Benioff outlined that latest info on the Winter '06 platform of salesforce.com and talked it up as the "Business Web"--on demand, software-as-a-service mixed with Web 2.

January 17, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Behind the lines with the Gillmor Gang

In the latest Gillmor Gang podcast, the Gang (Steve Gillmor, Doc Searls, Jon Udell, Mike Vizard, Dana Gardner (absent for this show), myself and guest Stephen Shankland of news.com discuss the aftermath of CES, Macworld and the Oracle/Sun happy talk.

January 17, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Skype 2.0 alert

Worth reading: George Ou ran into a security problem with the new version of Skype:I've been a huge fan of Skype in recent years because of their user friendliness and seamless encryption, but I was shocked to find that Skype 2.0 triggered a DEP (Data Execution Prevention) warning on my new computer running Windows XP SP2.

January 17, 2006 by Dan Farber

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The rise of the math class

Worth reading: BusinessWeek has a story on how mathematicians are in demand as businesses look to use numbers to reveal the hidden treasures of data.The world is moving into a new age of numbers.

January 13, 2006 by Dan Farber

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iToones read his wife's mind

From Shelley at the Burningbird blog, comes an entry about the spyware-esque MiniStore in Apple's iTunes (that we blogged about here, yesterday): Oh my Aunt Matilda’s bunions. Consider with me, if you please, a scenario: You open iTunes.

January 13, 2006 by David Berlind

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The agony of defeat

From Brad Feld's blog (of Mobius Ventures): The best Google Search of the Day Trust me.  It's worth it.

January 13, 2006 by David Berlind

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Watermarking (as DRM alternative) gaining steam?

ZDNet reader Charly Prevost spotted Digital Music News' coverage of some increased support for watermarking as an alternative to the traditional DRM approach.  A few weeks back, I described how watermarking works and why I like it.

January 13, 2006 by David Berlind

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Suggestions for renaming DRM start rolling in

From ZDNet reader Russ Lighton via email, a new explanation for the acronym DRM: The Digital Repossession Manifesto (DRM): "By purchasing this product you understand and agree you are actually purchasing a rental of the digital content and do not actually own the content.  The rental length is totally at our discretion and you will not interfere with any and all methods we will use to terminate the  rental period once we decide what it is.

January 13, 2006 by David Berlind

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