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Latest Posts

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


VMware finds value in volume...and free

VMware is taking steps to stay ahead of the pack with a free version of it next generation GSX server product, called its VMware Server. Stephen Shankland scooped it yesterday.

February 3, 2006 by Dan Farber


Hosted CRM, SaaS tectonic plate shifting

In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show, I go solo as David is out with a bad but recovering back.  In this shortened edition I give my take on the busy week in hosted CRM land.

February 3, 2006 by Dan Farber

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More on SAP's 'hybrid' CRM

SAP's announcement of its on demand CRM solution has stimulated competitors and commmentors. Phil Wainewright hits SAP over the head for announcing a "gridless on demand model.

February 2, 2006 by Dan Farber


Sun's analyst day bright spots

Sun is having its analyst conference in San Francisco this week, and there is lots of interesting coverage. Stephen O'Grady captures the presentation by Netscape and now Ning founder Marc Andreessen.

February 2, 2006 by Dan Farber


Thinking twice about doing business in China

As is the case in many governments with respect to their countries, the Chinese government sets the ground rules before foreign companies can do business in China.  The choice between going along with those rules or losing access to one of the fastest growing markets in the world has largely been a behind-closed-doors decision that involved no government intervention.

February 2, 2006 by David Berlind


SAP rolls out 'hybrid' CRM

SAP rolled out today its CRM on-demand application, focusing on large and mid-sized companies, for managing sales, service and marketing. The company calls it 'hyrbid' CRM, with subscription-based licensing.

February 2, 2006 by Dan Farber

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SAP hosted CRM on tap tomorrow

I'll be at the SAP Palo Alto offices for the introduction of its hosted CRM solution. Phil Wainewright speculates on SAP's challenges as a hosted service provider.

February 1, 2006 by Dan Farber