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Open source youth movement

Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik has a known bias. During an interview with Mark Anderson at the Future in Review conference, Szulik said that open source is creating calamity and having corrosive effects on the existing incumbent proprietary software vendors with large installed bases of users.

May 25, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Rick Rashid: Bring the romance back to science and engineering

Rick Rashid, head of research at Microsoft, was at the Future in Review conference talking about the precipitous drop in students majoring in science and engineering. He attributes the drop to misperceptions that engineering disciplines are not cool and that technology creates more problems than it solves.

May 25, 2005 by Dan Farber

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The future of the enterprise and grids

Remember all the talk about outsourcing and offshoring, building virtual corporations in the same way Hollywood assembles disparate groups to make a movie? That’s become passé now, or at least more of a background to the larger issue of globalization.

May 24, 2005 by Dan Farber

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The future of WiMax

The Future in Review panel entitled "The Future of WiMax" began with Nicolas Kauser, President, Clearwire saying that the wireless technology is overhyped and overpromised. The WiMax protocol 802.

May 24, 2005 by Dan Farber

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The Phisher that phailed English

I couldn't resist commenting on the latest phishing attempt to show up in my inbox.  As with many phishing attempts, it displays a legitimate looking eBay URL.

May 24, 2005 by David Berlind

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The future of VoIP

The morning session at The Future in Review didn't really shed much light on VoIP futures.  It started with an interview by host Mark Anderson with Vonage CEO Jeffrey Citron and Cisco CTO Charles Giancarlo, CTO.

May 24, 2005 by Dan Farber

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The Hollywoodization of gaming

E3, the annual gaming industry conference, was in Los Angeles last week, and many celebrated the coming evolution of gaming from its core target audience (mostly young and male) to a new audience encompassing more age groups and genders. Driving this will be the power provided by the new gaming consoles, which will enable whole new levels of realism in game play.

May 24, 2005 by John Carroll

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The future in review

Mark Anderson, founder and publisher of the Strategic News Service (SNS), opened his Future In Review (FIRe)  conference Monday night in San Diego with a comparison to D3, a concurrent Wall Street Journal-sponsored conference featuring Steve Jobs, also happening near San Diego. FIRe has an incredible line up of presenters, and I will be blogging from the event this week.

May 23, 2005 by Dan Farber

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