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CIO Sessions: Modernizing IT as Chrysler/Mercedes Benz

Video: I interviewed Karenann Terrell, CIO of Chrysler Group and Mercedes Benz North America about the challenges of integrating the two companies into a global business. Her group focuses on application development, creating large scale portals for of the companies constituents, and modernizing legacy applications.

February 6, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Demo 2006 preview, Part 2

Continuing the preview of Demo 2006, 12 hours before the opening demo, here are some of the other new or improved products from among the 68 that will be getting their first public viewing. On the consumer side, Vizrea Snap allows users to automatically move pictures between your PC, camera phone, and the Web.

February 6, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Demo 2006 preview, part 1

I arrived in Phoenix at the site of Demo 2006, which will showcase 68 new and improved products, ranging across consumer and enterprise hardware and software. Some of the companies launching products (mostly beta) won't have much info on their Web sites until the event officially begins on Tuesday.

February 6, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Time to learn LISP

Peter Coffee has an interesting article about "exotic" programming languages (and techniques) that are being used in mainstream applications.  Peter mentions LISP, Prolog, genetic programming, and neural nets as examples.

February 6, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Virtualization plasma

Stephen Shankland looks at recent moves in software virtualization, following up on VMware's launch of a new, free version of its GSX server. News.

February 6, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Blogospheric pressure check

Technorati's David Sifry offers his state of the blogosphere. The summary: The blogosphere is doubling in size every 5 and a half monthsTechnorati now tracks over 27.

February 6, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Google = Blind Evolution

Speaking at the SIAA Information Industry Summit in New York, Esther Dyson succinctly characterizes Google and Yahoo. "Google is blind evolution.

February 6, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Gillmor Gang: Memeorandum and the future of media

Gabe Rivera of Memeorandum joined a partially populated Gillmor Gang (Steve, myself, Doc Searls and Mike Arrington--Jon Udell, Mike Vizard and Dana Gardner unavailable) podcast on Friday. As I said during the show, I'm a fan of Memeorandum.

February 4, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster talks business

Video: David Kirkpatrick of Fortune interviews Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster in New York about the popular local classified and commmunity site, which is disrupting offline classifieds and online competitors. Buckmaster cited external reports that Craigslist has more job-related traffic than Monster and CareerBuilder combined.

February 3, 2006 by Dan Farber

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