Google's announcement of a suite of comms applications designed for business/organizations has been touted by Reuters and others, as being a bid for MSFT's core business. Reuters:The online search leader said it has created a software platform to run basic business activities -- based on programs it already offers separately.
Tom Foremski: IMHO
Former Financial Times reporter Tom Foremski writes about Silicon Valley business trends and the intersection of technology and media.
Tom Foremski reports on the business and culture of Silicon Valley at the intersection of technology and media.
Early last week someone at Microsoft leaked training videos that were made by the UK creators of the comedy sitcom "The Office." They didn't last long on YouTube before they were taken down.
Mark Glasser over at PBS's MediaShift blog has been writing about Mark Cuban's media project: Sharesleuth.com , to provide “independent Web-based reporting aimed at exposing securities fraud and corporate chicanery.
The current patent system is dominated by the needs of pharma, not tech.
IBM announced at LinuxWorld in San Francisco that it is extending its support for open source business models in eight key initiatives. I spoke with Dan Frye, who heads up IBM's Linux Technology Center in Portland, Oregon.
The most compelling content on the Internet this summer is AOL's release of search terms linked to individual users. This is a glimpse into the human condition that goes way beyond anything we have seen, beyond Dostoevsky, Dickens, Balzac, Melville, or anybody else.
Consumer Reports found more than $8bn in online fraud, another $7.8bn spent by consumers to repair or replace computers damaged by spyware and viruses--over a two year period.
My recent conversation with IBM's top strategist, Irving Wladawsky-Berger, about the disruptive effects of PC technologies reminded me of a key insight I had about the Internet, that almost made me faint(!)Two years ago, on a sunny afternoon walking along Geary Street in San Francisco, I was thinking: where was the disruption from the Internet?
It is the 25 year anniversary of the PC and I have long wondered if the industry standard technologies that resulted from the PC revolution were accidental because the computer industry always favored proprietary technologies.It was good to discuss this subject when I recently met with IBM's top strategist, Irving Wladawsky-Berger.
Intel's Core 2 Duo represents its most important product family launch since the Pentium 13 years ago as it seeks to recover sales and markets lost to AMD.