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Latest Posts

Transitioning from PowerPC to Intel Macs

I caught up with chip expert Nathan Brookwood of Insight64 after the Jobs keynote to get take on Apple's shift to Intel and whether users will experience any serious bumps in the road, besides having to spend money on new software. "Apple seems to be doing all of the right things to minimize the pain that customers will experience moving from PowerPC to the Intel Mac platform.

January 10, 2006 by Dan Farber


Jobs delivers the Intel goods--perfect timing

Steve Jobs walked on the sparse Macworld Expo stage just after 9:00 AM PST and started  with the financial results for the quarter, a record $5.7 billion, including 14 million iPods and about 3 million songs per day sold.

January 10, 2006 by Dan Farber


Speaking at Harvard today

The folks over at The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard's School of Law have invited me to come be a guest speaker for their "Berkman Luncheon Series" which takes place most Tuesdays.  I was first exposed to the Berkman Center about a year ago when I attended its Blogging Journalism, and Credibility Conference and have been a huge fan of the Center ever since.

January 9, 2006 by David Berlind


Are we heading for a serious identity crisis?

If you've been following our series on Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) [sic], then you know that DRM is wall-building material when it comes to turning the Internet into a bunch of segregated nets or "walled-gardens."  Apple has its walled garden consisting of the iTunes Music Store (as a source of content) and compatible end-user devices (iTunes software, iPods, etc.

January 9, 2006 by David Berlind


Image broadcasting: FilmLoop

Guy Kawasaki gave one of his patented demos, evangelizing for FilmLoop, a photo sharing company he has invested in that is run by his old friend (since 9th grade) and former Apple colleague Kyle Mashima and Prescott Lee.  FilmLoop is the “killer app for the Macintosh,” Kawasaki said, joining MacPaint, Photoshop and PageMaker.

January 9, 2006 by Dan Farber