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Google Pack provisions for the masses

What is Google Pack besides free Windows software, with some promotional offers, that you could get from many places on the Web? A software distribution mechanism hooked into Google's infrastructure.

January 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


Oracle and Sun alliance in the works

Next Tuesday, on the same day as the Steve Jobs Macworld Expo keynote, Larry Ellison and Scott McNealy are holding a town meeting for employees at Oracle's headquarters, which is in close proximity to Sun's.

January 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


Video: Yahoo CEO Terry Semel and Tom Cruise at CES

Video: In keeping with the tradition of trotting out stars at CES with movies or music to promote, former Hollywood mogul and now Yahoo CEO Terry Semel called upon his old friend Tom Cruise, as well as Ellen DeGeneres, to spice up his keynote, which suffered a few glitches. Cruise was promoting his new movie, "Mission Impossible III," which is debuts in May.

January 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


CES, Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD, DRM wars, Yahoo Go and more (The Dan and David Show)

In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show we cover some of the happenings at CES, including the latest moves by Microsoft, Intel, Apple Yahoo, Google, Sony and others to corner their piece of of the digital convergence market. David also gives his lowdown on the Blue-ray versus HD-DVD battle, and we discuss the controversial DRM issues that accompany changes in content distribution models.

January 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


Yahoo's Go, your ID and the territorial imperative

At CES this morning Yahoo announces its Go services, which brings Yahoo e-mail, instant messaging, photo and other services to mobile phones, PC-connected TVs and PCs without using a browser (such via Yahoo Widgets for now). Future features will include programming a DVR over a mobile phone or offering music services through a TV.

January 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


It's 10pm. Do you know who your CIO reports to?

Or better said, "it's the eleventh hour (balance sheet is heading the wrong way) and your IT is out of synch with your business objectives."  Ex-State of Utah CIO Phil Windley knows why: When budgets were tight, moving the CIO to a CFO reporting relationship must have seemed like a good idea because it made sure that reducing cost was the number one priority.

January 5, 2006 by David Berlind