PatriciaGate, iTV, Zunes, open specifications and more...

PatriciaGate, iTV, Zunes, open specifications and more...

Summary: This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss the latest from PatriciaGate, HP's foolhardy effort search to identify leaking board members. The latest news is that a House Commerce and Energy Committee congressional subcommittee asked  Patricia Dunn and general counsel Ann Baskins to appear at a hearing on Sept.

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This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss the latest from PatriciaGate, HP's foolhardy effort search to identify leaking board members. The latest news is that a House Commerce and Energy Committee congressional subcommittee asked  Patricia Dunn and general counsel Ann Baskins to appear at a hearing on Sept. 28 to discuss the company's surveillance methods. Both David and I agree that Dunn should be booted from the board, and that having CEO Mark Hurd also be the board chairman creates some potential governance problems.

We also talk about Apple's new iPods and entry into movie downloads; Microsoft's Zunehackers cracking Apple and Microsoft DRM within 24 hours; new products announced at CTIA, and Microsoft's Open Specification Promise, which states that Microsoft will not sue anyone who based on various Web services protocols. In addition, David continues his rants about the Motorola Q. We also have a podcast of the week--scriggity.

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  • Patricia Gate

    Its just like the debate on the Geneva convention. You sit there and watch beheadings on TV and then get upset about violating prisoners rights. Its war and peoples lives are at stake....get a grip.

    Same deal with Patricia. I hate these liberal minded people who take no responsibly for solving important issues but sit on the sideline and judge. Board members should have applauded her efforts for trying to protect the company from unethical practices. Her motivation in violating the board member's rights was obvious and unless you have evidence her actions were directed beyond finding the leak....then her action was entirely justified.
    Jontoobad