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Jason Perlow

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

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Google and Sirius XM: Build my "Dream" Handheld

Google and Sirius XM: Build my "Dream" Handheld

The current rumor-mongering seems to indicate that HTC's "Dream" will soon be making landfall in the US. Based on the initially leaked specs of this device, it still sounds like it doesn't do what I really would want it to do in order to replace by Blackberry 8820.

August 24, 2008 by in Mobility

Episode 61 - The Smelly Laptop

Episode 61 - The Smelly Laptop

If you haven't heard the news, Jerry Seinfeld has recently been hired to do an entire campaign of advertisements for Microsoft. When I learned of this, I thought of a classic Seinfeld episode that could be re-enacted, with only a few minor dialogue changes to bring it up to date.

August 22, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

The Waltham Pact: Where are the tangibles?

The Waltham Pact: Where are the tangibles?

 This week, Microsoft renewed their union with Novell, to the tune of an additional 100 million dollars in commitment to buy more SUSE Linux support certificates that it can sell to its customers. Dang, Ballmer, for that kind of cash, you can get your vows renewed in Vegas, with the REAL Elvis.

August 20, 2008 by in Microsoft

CISCO: Why the Olympics didn’t melt NBC

CISCO: Why the Olympics didn’t melt NBC

Yesterday I posted about how Limelight Networks was used as the primary caching content provider for NBCOlympics.com and lifted a huge burden off on the public Internet by leveraging relationships with last mile ISPs.

August 18, 2008 by in Cisco

The Particle Physics Rap

The Particle Physics Rap

This video, courtesy of the Large Hadron Collider folks at CERN, is one of the most nerdy and awesome vids I've seen on YouTube in ages.I don't know about you guys, but I'm hiding under my bed the day they fire up that thing to full power.

August 11, 2008 by in Social Enterprise

CLEAR has a "Senior Moment"

CLEAR has a "Senior Moment"

AP Newswire is reporting this morning that CLEAR has found a laptop  (also see CLEAR Press Release) that had gone missing for over a week from one of its kiosk locations that contained the “personal data” of over 30,000 enrolled members at San Francisco International Airport, and that CLEAR enrollment has been temporarily suspended pending further investigation, which should be completed by the TSA within several days.Click on the "Read the rest of this entry" link below for more.

August 6, 2008 by in Government : US

Windows wars: Are you a dog or cat?

Windows wars: Are you a dog or cat?

 All this Vista versus XP versus Windows Server 2008 stuff got me thinking. Maybe its not just technological issues with Microsoft's latest desktop OS that is creating strife between the user bases.

August 5, 2008 by in Windows

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