In an interview with PCWorld.com on January 30, 2002, Google CEO Eric Schmidt was asked if he wanted to be the next Yahoo.
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David Berlind's "The double-edge of the FCC's DSL ruling" brings up some very interesting points. Whether you agree or disagree with David depends a great deal on how you feel about government regulation in general.
Just when I thought I had 3G (third generation) wide area wireless networks (WWANs) figured out (the kind that Cingular, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and Sprint run), I found out that I didn't have a clue.
Jerk-O-Meter is software coming out of MIT that measures stress levels as you talk on the phone and rates you on a scale of zero to 100. The higher the number, the more you are sounding like a jerk.
In case you missed it, Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) announced this week at LinuxWorld that it would be creating a patent commons as it looks to further bolster the open source community's resilience to the patent related issues that could hold it back. Red Hat piled on by offering financial assistance to open source developers who were seeking patents as long as those patents would be made available to the open source community.
On August 4, Guy Kawasaki, Managing Director and Chairman, Garage Technology Ventures, moderated a Churchill Club panel, "Building a Successful Startup: The CEO View."The panelists included:William Chen, Founder and CEO, AccelergyDirk Gates, Founder and CEO, Xirrus, Inc.
"At the end of the day, we're in it for business reasons. I exist for business reasons.
IBM has started up a series of technology podcasts and the first one out the door (download the MP3) on the future of driving came to me by way of Big Blue's Tom Glover. The podcast features Jim Ruthven who is introduced as being responsible for delivering telematics solutions to IBM's automotive clients and IBM's Dr.
Buried in my recently posted saga of why synch can stink was a comment about how, when using Intellisync to wirelessly (over Verizon Wireless' EVDO network) synchronize email, contacts, appointments, etc. between my PC (an IBM Thinkpad T42) and an Audiovox XV6600 PocketPC phone, I was unable to control the frequency of data synchronization.
Silicion.com's interview with JP Rangaswami, CIO at investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DrKW), provides a glimpse into one of the smartest people in IT.