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iTunes phone video

At a press event in San Francisco, Steve Jobs shows off the new Apple/Motorola iTunes phone [video and news report], dubbed Rokr (like soccer), which can hold up to 100 songs. U.

September 7, 2005 by Dan Farber


Gates outlines new 'Dynamics'

As the trial over the services of former Microsoft executive Kai Fu Lee proceeds in Seattle, Bill Gates was at the Microsoft Conference Center on campus talking about what he termed a coming revolution for mid-size companies. It's really an evolution, as I wrote about yesterday in my post about the newly christened Dynamics product line.

September 7, 2005 by Dan Farber


New blog mostly for Windows Vista coverage added to ZDNet lineup

Now that the countdown to the launch of the next version of Microsoft's Windows operating system -- officially called Windows Vista for now -- has officially begun (particularly given the release of the first beta CD), we here at ZDNet have decided to dedicate a blog to it.  Since we wanted a place to cover anything that's fit to print about Windows Vista as well as some of Microsoft's other forthcoming technologies (such as Windows Mobile 5.

September 7, 2005 by David Berlind


Microsoft brings roles to the mid-market

Like any company with a strong survival instinct, Microsoft is constantly looking for growth. The latest target is the amorphous mid-market, and Microsoft is launching a major initiative tomorrow (Wednesday), trotting out Gates, Ballmer and other executives to deliver the details.

September 6, 2005 by Dan Farber


LinkedIn vs. Plaxo: Is LinkedIn winning?

Are you using LinkedIn, Plaxo, Orkut, or one of the umpteen contact management or Six-Degrees of Kevin Bacon-like business card exchanges? If there's someone you need an introduction to through someone else you know, chances are pretty good that you know the right people to make that introduction happen.

September 6, 2005 by David Berlind


Is unsubscribing from spam enough?

How do we get on those spam lists anyway? And if our names are being bought and sold, shouldn't we get a cut? Finally, should legislation have gone further by allowing spam recipients to do more than just unsubsribe to bulk e-mail they don't want?

September 5, 2005 by David Berlind


Hurd, Gerstner, HP and NCR

Redmonk James Governor suggests that new HP CEO Mark Hurd is using former IBM CEO Lou Gerstner's playbook--no glitz, glamor, trendiness, dissembling or philosophizing, just execute. James also floats a rumor: HP would acquire NCR (Hurd's former company) to bring Teradata and its enterprise analytical capabilities into the fold, as well as bustling point-of-sale and ATM equipment businesses.

September 5, 2005 by Dan Farber