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Whiteboardcasts: Microsoft's dilemma and Google's galaxy

At ZDNet we came up with a new kind of videocast we call whiteboardcasts. They are three- to five-minute vignettes--some tutorial in nature and others probing the recent news.

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At ZDNet we came up with a new kind of videocast we call whiteboardcasts. They are three- to five-minute vignettes--some tutorial in nature and others probing the recent news. So far we have over 90 videos banked, including two I did on Tuesday on Microsoft and Google. The first is titled "Microsoft's Dilemma?," and I work through Microsoft's seven business units, looking at the growth areas and  how Microsoft is challenged by its own legacy and its fast moving Web-centric competitors. It's a bit rough and I didn't call out open source enough (I did mention Linux and OpenOffice.org), but hey...they were done in one take. In the second whiteboardcast, "The Google Galaxy," I try to deconstruct the obsession with Google, looking at the areas that Google is diving into and how it adds up to something more than the sum of its parts--a massive beta mashup printing money.

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Check them out and let us know what you think and any topics you would like to see covered on the whiteboard...