Apple has had an unprecedented string of hits over the last few years. In fact, like the record companies that Steve Jobs is arguing with, Apple has relied on major hits, not the long tail, to fill its coffers.
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Collaborations come and go. Open Document Format is but the latest round in the battle for competitive advantage.
Teenagers. There's a lot of things they could be doing on the Net that most parents wouldn't be to crazy about.
This week we lost a valued colleague, Bob Artner, who passed away suddenly on Tuesday. Bob was the driving force of sister site TechRepublic.
More and more great email is showing up in my inbox regarding my recent blog post on how my $20,000 worth of hi-end entertainment gear can't play my 99 cent songs (at least not the way it should be able to, there are workarounds). Digital rights management technology is the culprit.
New developments in processor architecture could spell the end of the 8-socket SMP server.
Mirosoft has distributed an invitation to a press conference involving Bill Gates, Palm, Inc. president Ed Colligan, and Verizon Wireless president and CEO Denny Strigl.
Coming soon: I just recorded a podcast with Motorola CEO Ed Zander, and got a good look at the new mobile devices (not cell phones) and what keeps him awake at night. The podcast, recorded at the Churchill Club's 20 anniversary event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, will be up on Monday.
In a post (see Yes, Google does alert you to new blog finds) that rips my coverage to shreds and then goes on to question whether my objectivity has been compromised by some personal vendetta against Google, SearchEngineWatch.com blogger Danny Sullivan says that I got it all wrong when I asked Shouldn't Google Alerts include blogs.
If Microsoft wants to encourage the creation of an ecology of development around services that use its tools and deployment scenarios, where's the beef?