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Microsoft probably mulling music store futures

Speaking of Microsoft's media juggernaut, I've been wondering what Microsoft plans to do with its music store. Just like with Apple, to get its media ecosystem off the ground, Microsoft had to make sure a store was in place where you could buy copy-protected recordings that would work in Microsoft's various media players (PC, PocketPC, smartphones, etc.

July 6, 2005 by David Berlind


More momentum for Microsoft's media juggernaut

I've had an e-mail dangling in my inbox since last week that I've been meaning to come back to.  It's a reminder of how the ecosystem around Microsoft media technologies is in full bloom and how, if some of the other media platform providers don't do something about their ecosystems, we could be facing a monoculture that's far bigger than the one we have with PCs.

July 6, 2005 by David Berlind


Enabling government Web services

Jim Willis, the chief geek in the Rhode Island Secretary of State's office, has a vision for government data:It is simply unacceptable at this point...

July 6, 2005 by Phil Windley


AirSet CEO bets online calendar on central management, mobility

With its recently released beta, AirSet joins Trumba (Jeremy Jaech's latest venture) as the next wave of online-calendaring services tackling the unsolved problem of managing multiple schedules in a single place. Hoping to avoid repeating the mistakes of the dot-com generation of now defunct or bought up sites (i.

July 5, 2005 by Chris Jablonski


Wipro's Vivek Paul: Forget outsourcing, think global collaboration

Prior to the Churchill Club event, "Outsourcing: Sorting Out The Hype, Reality, Risks And Benefits," I interviewed Vivek Paul, vice chairman of Wipro Limited and President of Wipro Technologies. The 15-minute interview 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 (See ZDNet’s podcasts: How to tune in).

July 4, 2005 by Dan Farber

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The settling of old scores

While covering JavaOne I was talking to Sun chief technology evangelist Simon Phipps about all the recent rapprochement among the industry titans. He aptly described the trends as a settling of old scores.

July 1, 2005 by Dan Farber


One, lesser known strike against Eclipse

Yesterday, as a part of our ongoing coverage of JavaOne, I opined that this year's annual Java lovefest could turn out to be the last stand for NetBeans.  As I described in that blog, NetBeans is an integrated development environment  (one that embodies the write once run anywhere religion of Java) that's currently losing in an important popularity war against its rival IDE Eclipse.

July 1, 2005 by David Berlind