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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 13:10 PM

If Toyota Made Software

Software designers could learn a thing or two from this tiny new Toyota (video below). Simplicity, efficiency, safety, but not a lot of bells and whistles. But simple things are not always easy to engin....

Thursday, October 02, 2008 09:10 AM

Big-league Blog Search

Google relaunches its blog-search site. A good, broad-based site of this nature would be valuable to businesses looking to tap into the zeitgeist, eavesdrop on the vox populi, or, y'know, just find out wha....

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 18:10 PM

IT Jobs: No "Widespread Worry"?

The Wall Street fallout might not be so bad for IT pros. But they say the overall IT job market isn't so great to begin with. Late last week, Don Sears pointed out one positive from the Wall Street fallou....

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:09 AM

All Politicking is Local: How the Obama Campaign is Using Technology to Change Elections on the Ground

"It's the difference between open and closed source." That's how Cyrus Krohn, director of the eCampain division of the Republican National Committee, describes the approaches of the Obama and McCain campai....

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:09 AM

Connecting the Compaign: How the Democrats Built Their Network

Volunteers who interact with the Obama campaign through a Web browser may never know it, but the system that drives their efforts is the product of an intense development and integration project that was f....

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:09 AM

Going Mobile: Texting and Twittering in the New Ground Game

Text messaging via mobile phones could be an important element of the Election Day ground game - assuming the technology works at crunch time. Texting and cell-phone calls are increasingly important as a g....

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:09 AM

Local Area Networks: How the Obama Campaign Works on the Ground

Campaigns prize word-of-mouth marketing for the same reason companies do: people respond to their neighbors, with whom they presumably share tastes and values. "Voters talking to voters, neighbor to neighb....

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:09 AM

The Ground Game: Open Source vs Closed

If the presidential election is decided by a narrow margin, folks like Michael Adamson could make all the difference -- with a little high-tech help. A stock trader who lives on a farm outside of the small....

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 11:09 AM

H1-B vs. U.S. IT Pros: Who Gets Hired?

The debate over IT job availability rages on. One reader says he'll hire American IT pros—that is, if they're equally qualified and as cost effective. In some of the recent dustup over the availabil....

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 10:09 AM

New Open Source Tools Pay Big Returns

Big experiments with open source are delivering impressive ROI. But adoption rates are still low. What'll it take for them to go up? A few years back, a bunch of vendors and groups started springing up wi....

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 18:09 PM

Telecommuting: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Telecommuting's advantages sound like the perfect weapon for CIOs fighting to retain top IT staffers. But those plusses clearly aren't enough to spark a telecommuting revolution. IT executives cite improv....

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 10:09 AM

International Net Traffic Grows -- But Capacity Grows Faster

Internet traffic between the United States and Latin America more than doubled in the 12 months ending in mid-2008. The 112% growth rate topped the 53% increase in overall international traffic during the ....

Monday, August 11, 2008 18:08 PM

Another Front in the War on Georgia

"The Georgian embassy in the U.K. has accused forces within Russia of launching a coordinated cyberattack against Georgian Web sites, to coincide with military operations in the breakaway region of South O....

Monday, August 04, 2008 13:08 PM

Cuil: Disruption, Disrupted

Google rival Cuil needs to rebound from its heavily-bashed launch last week. There are signs of hope, but it won't be easy. It had all the makings of a great story. A team of former Googlers uniting to ch....

Friday, August 01, 2008 10:08 AM

Senate Campaigns Lag Online

Candidates for the United States Senate are too conservative. I don't mean their politics, but their web strategies. I wrote in a recent newspaper column that I was surprised that Kay Hagan, the Democratic....

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