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PC Forum: Healthcare and IT clash

The Healthcare panel at PC Forum dealt with the challenges using IT as a cure for what ails the system. Carol Diamond of the Markle Foundation lamented that IT hasn't made it to healthcare.

March 21, 2005 by Dan Farber


The rise of platform ecosystems

You can tell things have changed at SAP when the company has a senior vice president of platform ecosystem development. The company, which built its business on creating enterprise-class, mostly monolithic software was seriously bitten by the loosely coupled, Web services, development kit bug with the 2002 introduction of NetWeaver.

March 21, 2005 by Dan Farber

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An antidote for phishing you can't have

During this morning's PC Forum session, the articulate Symantec CEO John Thompson was talking about how the industry is address the scourge of phishing attacks, which are out of control.

March 21, 2005 by Dan Farber


Startup Persuadio visualizes opportunity in the Internet's long tail

As an event, Esther Dyson's PC Forum is one of hottest annual tickets in the technology and venture capital worlds. The gathering plays host to some of the most successful technologists in the world, some of the most outspoken visionaries, as well as startups that are surviving on second mortgages and credit cards in hopes of scoring some funding.

March 21, 2005 by David Berlind


Lenovo's Steve Ward: ThinkPads are forever

During the Q&A of the opening session at PC Forum today, Steve Ward, who is heading up the combined Lenovo/IBM PC company was asked by former IBMer John Patrick about the fate of the vaunted ThinkPad notebook, which many of the attendees were typing on as the panelists spoke. Ward pronounced that "ThinkPads will be forever.

March 21, 2005 by Dan Farber


Education reform dominates PC Forum discussion

Following two keynotes, one by Howard Gardner and the other by Andrew Stern, and then Esther Dyson's Q&A with Yahoo's Jerry Yang, education was clearly a hot button amongst the attendees on opening afternoon here at PC Forum.

March 20, 2005 by David Berlind


Esther and Jerry Yang talk business and Yahoo buys Flickr

Esther interviewed Chief Yahoo Jerry Yang, getting his thoughts on the tenth anniversary of the company he co-founded. Sounds like he has a good perspective: "The last ten years feels like period of validation, and hopefully for next ten years we will do what we wanted to do ten years ago.

March 20, 2005 by Dan Farber