Jason Perlow

Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

Latest Posts

Google: Go tell Apple to shove it.

I was surprised to hear of recent confirmed reports that Apple confronted Google management and insisted that they refrain from implementing a similar "Multi-Touch" UI feature in their Android device OS -- or else. Not wanting to harm their relationship with the company, Google relented, and released Android without the feature.

February 11, 2009 by


Freak out your friends by teleporting on top of their heads

Everyone has been talking about the new Google Latitude feature of Google Maps, which automatically geotags your location based upon the GPS coordinates of your smartphone device. Google obviously intended this feature so that friends could hook up with others nearby, but I've found a much more interesting use -- playing "Jumper" and teleporting right in front of people, or even on top of their heads.

February 4, 2009 by

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Why Microsoft's Killer Instinct Must Return

Last week, the hearts of many Mac fans skipped a beat when the Mactopia web page on Microsoft's web site disappeared for several hours. As it turned out, it was just a simple glitch, and in a knee-jerk response to blogger Ted Bishop's inquiry about the health of the Mac Business Unit in general, Microsoft had this to say:While the group eliminated some positions, the essence of MacBU will not change.

January 31, 2009 by


Fun at Kennedy Space Center

In early January, my wife Rachel and I visited Kennedy Space Center, on Merritt Island and Cape Canaveral, Florida. Having never been to a NASA facility before, I was absolutely blown away by the technology and exhibits.

January 25, 2009 by