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Mr. Gates' new workplace

Bill Gates' latest publically available e-mail/position paper/market vision statement/Office product feature prequel/outline for a new book tackles the "new world of work":Advances in pattern recognition, smart content, visualization and simulation, as well as innovations in hardware, displays and wireless networks, all give us an opportunity to re-imagine how software can help people get their jobs done.

May 19, 2005 by Dan Farber

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The Next Wave of Technology: Iterative or Incendiary?

On May 17th, the Churchill Club held a panel discussion, "The Next Wave of Technology: Iterative or Incendiary?" Paul Saffo, director and Roy Amara Fellow at the Institute for the Future (click here for my audio interview with Paul prior to the event), was the moderator.

May 19, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Microsoft CTO Craig Mundie looks into the future

Craig Mundie, Microsoft CTO for advanced strateties and policy as well as one of the right hands of Bill Gates, was in Palo Alto to participate in the Churchill Club panel discussion, "The Next Wave of Technology: Iterative or Incendiary?." I caught up with him before event for an audio interview (which is available as an MP3 that can be downloaded or, if you’re already subscribed to ZDNet’s IT Matters series of audio podcasts, it will show up on your system or MP3 player automatically.

May 19, 2005 by Dan Farber

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All about Infocard

By the end of this month Microsoft's will be releasing a "technical preview" of InfoCard, a new framework for managing identities based on WS-* protocols. Microsoft is also rolling out other related technologies for federation.

May 19, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt unplugged

Google CEO Eric Schmidt was quizzed at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo today, but didn’t break a sweat. There were no revelations or trash talking (Google seeks to do and say no evil) in the Q&A with Gartner analysts Andy Kyte and Neil MacDonald.

May 18, 2005 by Dan Farber

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The grand convergence in 2010

Gartner predicts that by 2010 three major trends -- ubiquitous access, ambient intelligence and semantic connectivity -- will converge to create disruptions and opportunities as significant as the Web. It's not far fetched, but it will happen in ongoing spurts rather than as a big bang culminating at the end of the decade.

May 18, 2005 by Dan Farber

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MySQL, JBoss most likely on 'the block'

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, San Francisco, CA -  Beyond their similar roles as open source poster children,   MySQL and JBoss have two other things in common.  First, neither company wants to be acquired (both would prefer to go public).

May 17, 2005 by David Berlind

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