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Friday, May 30, 2008 14:05 PM

Twitter and its Discontents

Twitter's woes continue, and it's getting ugly: "A business that blames its best users is one that's in trouble. Serious trouble." Critics who say Scoble is being overly-sensitive about a dry technology po....

Thursday, May 29, 2008 14:05 PM

State of the Net

Akamai releases a State of the Internet report (PDF here, summary here). The US is a global leader in terms of attacks on the net, and a laggard among developed nations in terms of high-speed access. May....

Thursday, May 29, 2008 14:05 PM

Obama's Spending Policy

How the most web-savvy campaign to date spends its online ad money: mostly on Google. "Like countless commercial advertisers, the Obama camp has gravitated towards performance-based ad buys, and not only....

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 11:05 AM

Hotrod hardware

HP introduces a souped-up new blade: "The new HP offering highlights the intensifying battle among major server vendors for high-volume deals with customers building cloud computing and HPC infrastructure.....

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 15:05 PM

McCain and JDate: Targeted Ads Online

The web allows advertisers to target audiences with more precision than ever before, so it's interesting to work back from the appearance of an ad to deduce the intentions of the folks who placed it. Take....

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 12:05 PM

China, or Not

McKinsey says China could emerge as a major player in the offshoring of services, including engineering and R&D...unless it doesn't. "China faces formidable challenges but can also draw on unique strength....

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 09:05 AM

Data Center Arms Race

Just because hardware is moving offsite doesn't mean the hardware wars are over. In fact, they're being fought at epic scale: In the coming months, a little known technology giant called Switch Communica....

Friday, May 23, 2008 11:05 AM

The computing atmosphere

Economist on the geography of cloud computing. "One day soon, these 'virtual machines' may migrate to wherever computing power is cheapest, or energy is greenest. Then computing will have become a true uti....

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 17:05 PM

Caution: Black Swans Crossing

Your company probably is not well-prepared for an IT disaster. Your company probably doesn't understand IT disasters as business continuity crises. Your CEO and board probably don't give these subjects eno....

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 18:05 PM

Survey says: Software users want usability

From a study of enterprise software usability conducted by IFS: * A full 60 percent of respondents said their enterprise software was somewhat difficult, very difficult or almost impossible to use. Only 9 ....

Monday, May 19, 2008 15:05 PM

Microsoft looks toward the cloud

"In five years, 50 percent of our Exchange mailboxes will be Exchange Online," said [Microsoft exec Chris] Capossela, who expects a portion of Exchange Online customers to come from customers switching fro....

Monday, May 19, 2008 10:05 AM

Broadband as a public works project

Municipal broadband: rural electrification for the the internet age? "Some 60 towns and small cities, including Bristol, Va., Barnsville, Minn., and Sallisaw, Okla., have built state-of-the-art fiber netw....

Friday, May 16, 2008 13:05 PM

Border insecurity: Your laptop, please

Last month a US court ruled that border agents can search your laptop, or any other electronic device, when you're entering the country. They can take your computer and download its entire contents, or kee....

Thursday, May 15, 2008 18:05 PM

Serving Up Loyalty Programs

"It's going to be a huge war. It'll be strictly IT versus IT." No, that's not a quote from the futurist masterminds at the Pentagon or from the latest sci-fi space-battle flick; it's the way Ruby Tuesday....

Thursday, May 15, 2008 16:05 PM

Carr rebuts Shirky on the cognitive surplus

Nick Carr gives Clay Shirky's cognitive surplus thesis (video version here) a critical reading; Shirky (and many others) respond in Carr's comments. Carr and Shirky are both right, of course. Previously....

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