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Latest Posts

Tapping into Pandora's music genome

Over the weekend, I've been trying out a new music service that applies a double helical twist to Internet radio. Pandora, which goes live on Monday, lets you create radio stations, tuned to your musical tastes.

August 26, 2005 by Dan Farber


How GTalk plays into Google's identity strategy

Google can't build an integration point without an identity strategy and their identity strategy has to include synchronous messaging and presence--things they get in spades and on the cheap from a IM system built on XMPP.

August 26, 2005 by Phil Windley


More on Google's master plan

Om Malik has a guest post by Robert Young, who really nails how Google could replace Windows as the dominant computing environment. Google will make Microsoft’s entire strategic plan and mission, which revolves around the continued proliferation and dominance of the desktop PC operating system, obsolete by making Google itself the operating system.

August 26, 2005 by Dan Farber


IBM king of server revenue

For those of you who follow the numbers, IDC and Gartner crowned IBM the server market leader, and quantified how Linux and Windows servers are on the rise and and low-end Unix systems are on a downward slope. No big surprises.

August 26, 2005 by Dan Farber


Will Intel crush AMD next year?

Intel honcho and head of the Digital Enterprise Group Pat Gelsinger made some promises or at least bold statements (with mentioning rival AMD by name) at IDF this week. He said that Intel would "unquestionably be the performance per watt leader in 2006." He also said, "We [Intel] will have absolute leadership in the market next year." It will take more than words for Intel to slow down AMD...

August 25, 2005 by Dan Farber


China-based systems caught probing US defense networks

While the US focuses its defenses on Iraq, Iran, and North Korea, someone or some organization with access to systems in China is focusing on the US defenses. More specifically, networks belonging to various US defense agencies and contractors have come under attack from systems that are physically located in China.

August 25, 2005 by David Berlind