"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." -- Pablo Picasso
A Peek Inside Bill Gates' Head
As Bill Gates packs up his "#1 software architect" mug and prepares to leave his daily duties at Microsoft, we take a look at the character traits that put him on top of the software industry.
YouTube's Dominance Of Web Video Grows
YouTube accounted for more than 75% of U.S. traffic to video sites, an increase of 26% from a year ago, said Hitwise.
Yahoo Announces Major Reorganization, Leadership Changes
The move is Yahoo's latest attempt over the last 18 months to make changes to shore up its resources.
Get Ready For .smith, .sports Or .love On The Web
Internet regulators Thursday voted to relax rules on domain names like .com or .edu, which could pave the way for companies or individuals to create an array of new addresses for the Web.
Yahoo Says Google Deal Doesn't Rule Out Microsoft Sale
Emphasizing that the agreement does not rule out a Microsoft takeover will likely add to speculation that talks between the two companies are quietly ongoing.
Verizon 'Dares' LG Touchscreen Phone Release
The LG Dare packs 3G capabilities, full HTML-browsing, and a 3.2-megapixel camera into a stylish frame.
Virtualization Key Enhancement To Cisco Data Center 3.0
The company updates its Cisco Wide Area Application Services, Cisco VFrame Data Center, and Cisco Application Control Engine software for data center operators.
Apple Expected To Build As Many As 17M iPhones This Year
An investment bank forecasted increased production volumes for Apple's iPhone, iPod, notebook, and desktop lines.
U.S. House Pushes For National E-Health Records
The bill, called the "PRO(TECH)T Act," would increase privacy protections and set national standards to exchange health information nationally.
Windows Vista Won't Be Inside Intel
Intel will not be deploying the Windows Vista operating system internally for its 80,000 workers.
Dell Unveils Colorful Line Of Midlevel Notebooks
The Studio line notebooks are powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and come standard with a built-in Webcam, 802.11b/g wireless, and Windows Vista.
Power Your Cell Phone With Wind, Or By Waving Arms
People attending the Glastonbury Festival in England will find new ways to recharge their cell phones.
RIM Reports Surge In Revenue, Profit
The company's first quarter earnings more than doubled from the year before, and it added 2.3 million subscribers.
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Virtualization At The Desktop?
Examine how more than 250 companies plan to adopt server virtualization technology in this recent InformationWeek Research report, Server Virtualization.
The BI Explosion
Examine the business intelligence strategies of 500 companies, including deployment drivers and challenges, spending plans, and vendor selection, in this recent InformationWeek Research report.
Sprint Says The Instinct Is Flying Off The Shelves, Breaking All Its Sales Records
Sprint's newest phone, the Instinct, is proving to be a popular handset. According to Sprint, it is the fastest selling EVDO handset in the company's history. In fact, Sprint's supply chain is being challenged to keep the phone in stock.
Should The U.S. Nationalize The Internet?
The Internet faces many problems from companies looking to maximize profits at the expense of the public good. Greedy businesses threaten innovation by trying to put an end to net neutrality, media companies want to control every Internet-connected device in an effort to lock down distribution channels, and spammers and other fraudsters have pretty much taken over e-mail. Now, TechCrunch is reporting that Vint Cerf, the so-called "father of the Internet," says maybe we should think of the Internet as being like the highway system -- a public good that should be nationalized.
Mobile Linux Organizations Merge In Effort To Survive
This week's announcement from Nokia and Symbian appears to have had an immediate effect on the mobile Linux community. Today, the Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum announced that it will join forces with the LiMo Foundation and create one entity pushing for a standard mobile Linux platform. In the face of the forthcoming open source Symbian platform and Google's Android platform, mobile Linux needs a shot in the arm to compete.
Help With Selecting A Digital Asset Management Solution
The process of selecting a Digital Asset Management solution can be daunting. The licensing costs alone can be staggering, even before adding in the additional expenditures for integration, consulting, and user training. Beyond just cost, though, lie other potential pitfalls: too few (or too many) features, poor integration with existing system, or a lack of vendor support.
LG's Dare A True iPhone Rival
Other phones have tried hard to beat (or at least match) the iPhone at the touch screen game. None have come as close as the new Dare, from LG. I had a chance to get some hands-on time with it last week. Apple, watch out.
Openmoko's FreeRunner Hits The Streets -- Just Not Here
One of my favorite open projects -- open software and hardware, both -- has finally been delivered to end users. The problem: India and Europe are the only ones getting it directly ... for now.
Video: Socialtext Turns Wiki Into Killer Web Platform
I'm big on community-centric sites as the next Web wave. My three regular readers know that from my recent post, Joomla Rocks, Or How To Build A Professional Web Site For No Money Down. While Joomla is indeed fantastic, there's another platform that's probably better out of the box for corporate users. It's called Socialtext, and I've got a video with company chairman Ross Mayfield to show you the high points.
Why Bill Gates Left Microsoft
Under the leadership of Bill Gates, Microsoft accomplished a lot. Now he's retiring from the company to dedicate more time to his charitable foundation. Yet I wonder why he's decided that now is the time to move on. I think the answer can be found in a 2003 rant by Bill about his problems in using the Microsoft Web site, Windows Update, and Windows in general.
Catalyst Conference 2008: Virtualization Security, Myths Vs. Reality
At Burton Group's Catalyst Conference, here in San Diego, security and virtualization analyst Alessandro Perilli explained what he sees as some of the greatest challenges to securing virtualized environments.
Escaping From Locked-In Clouds
The first real controversy at the Structure08 cloud computing conference erupted during a panel called "Working the Cloud: NetGen Infrastructure for New Enterpreneurs." Not surprisingly, it involved Google.
Getting Started With: Drupal
The popular, powerful Drupal may seem a bit intimidating for the uninitiated, but for those looking to start out, here are some recommended resources to start learning the ropes.
Real-World SOA: Definition, Implementation and Use of SOA with CentraSite
Web services are having a dramatic impact on improving enterprise architecture and application development practices. This paper highlights three sample case studies illustrating how Fujitsu's CentraSite delivers SOA solutions.
Forrester Consulting: Unified Communications Delivers Global Benefits
This Forrester Consulting study shows how Unified Communications (UC) makes it simpler to contact others over any device in any location, enhancing business agility, cutting costs, and boosting employee productivity. Forrester finds that UC is already delivering major savings for organizations around the world in retail banking, manufacturing and education. Download the full report for free.
Software as a Service Research Report
No longer a niche software delivery model, software as a service (SaaS) can help small and midsize companies get access to enteprise-class software functionality without having to commit enterprise-level capital resources. Download the full report for free.
The Internet & the Developing World
The evolution of the Internet has been full of surprises - surprises that have sometimes resulted in radical changes in the commercial landscape, such as the arrival of Amazon, eBay, Google, YouTube, and Skype. Could one of the next big surprises turn out to be linked to developing countries? Read the full report for free from InternetEvolution.com
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UC Berkeley seeking Remedy Administrator/Developer in Berkeley, CA
Lowe's seeking DC Systems Administrator I in Cheyenne, WY
Protingent Staffing seeking UI Designer in Costa Mesa, CA
Graduate School of Library and Info Sci seeking Asst Dean for Infrastructure in Champaign, IL
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