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Microsoft and public access

As long as Microsoft is unwilling to guarantee that documents created with its tools are readable from any platform, they should expect to be cut out of the public sector.

September 27, 2005 by Marc Wagner

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Next generation tech leaders

As part of the Churchill Club's 20th anniversary event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, Sun co-founder and now venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Bill Joy moderated a panel entitled "Next Generation Leaders." The panelists (see image below) included Evan Williams, Founder of ODEO; Mark Jacobstein, President, Digital Chocolate; Scott Heiferman, CEO, Meetup.

September 26, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Evan Williams: From Blogger to Odeo

I caught up with Evan Williams at the Churchill Club's 20th anniversary event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Evan was one of the founders of Blogger, which was sold to Google, and is now involved in the podcasting startup, Odeo.

September 26, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Motorola's Ed Zander on leadership

As part of the Churchill Club's 20th anniversary event, entitled "Leadership Defined," at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, Motorola CEO Ed Zander was interviewed [podcast here] by Elizabeth Corcoran, senior editor at Forbes Magazine. Zander talked about how he came into the struggling 75-year-old company about two years ago, after 15 years as a Sun executive, and replaced 34 percent of the top 135 executives.

September 26, 2005 by Dan Farber

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And now for some timely Palm analysis from the mainstream press

I just saw that the Washington Post picked up on an Associated Press story with the headline PalmSource loses out with Treo.  The headline is drawing the obvious conclusion based on the rumor that came true: Palm has closed a deal with Microsoft to build a Windows Mobile-based Treo.

September 26, 2005 by David Berlind

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More on the iPod nano screen

Readers have been weighing in on the iPod nano screen scratching issues. I may have been a bit over the top in calling the nano a potential clunker, but a screen that scratches easily under 'normal use' conditions, as has been reported, isn't going to help sales.

September 26, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Did Microsoft send the wrong guy to Massachusetts' ODF hearing?

Microsoft called Massachusetts' bluff and lost.  One of Microsoft's biggest mistakes in what will prove to be a critical turning point for the Redmond-based company is that it sent the wrong men to Massachusetts' last hearing before that state set a new IT policy into stone: one that essentially bumps MS-Office from its approved software list.

September 26, 2005 by David Berlind

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Motorola's Ed Zander unplugged

After nearly two years at the helm at 75-year-old Motorola, Ed Zander is feeling pretty good. The company has grown its share of the handset/mobile device market, garnered attention for its slick Razr phone and Rokr iTunes phone, and its enterprise business is thriving.

September 26, 2005 by Dan Farber

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