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Friday, July 11, 2008 15:07 PM

Boys Club

"The number of women chief executives at Silicon Valley's biggest technology companies dropped to zero this week, with the abrupt departure of VMware's Diane Greene from the company she co-founded 10 years....

Friday, July 11, 2008 00:07 AM

Technotopian No More

My report from the 2008 Personal Democracy Forum: "The mood, while hopeful, reflected some realities too often overlooked in the first blush of love between policy wonks and geeks."

Thursday, July 10, 2008 22:07 PM


What Would Google Do? That's what Jeff Jarvis wonders as he looks at a variety of businesses and industries, and it's the title of a book he's writing. Some of his thoughts along the way can be found at ....

Thursday, July 10, 2008 21:07 PM

Tails Have It

Another commentary on the Long Tail (Or Not) question. I hesitate to argue with anyone who so insouciantly tosses around concepts like McPhee's theory of exposure, but I did feel that the critique overthi....

Thursday, July 10, 2008 17:07 PM


Back in the old days of the Soviet Union, people who fell out of favor with the Party bosses were airbrushed out of official photographs. Tools and technologies change, but the urge to edit pictures is tim....

Tuesday, July 08, 2008 21:07 PM

Questioning Carr

Commenter jonmca pushes back on Nick Carr's OMG-the-nets-is-rewiring-our-brains thesis: A suggestion to Nick: Go on an extended vacation in a remote location without a computer, cell phone, TV, etc., and b....

Tuesday, July 08, 2008 20:07 PM

Munger's Money Grenade

Whatever its fortunes come November, North Carolina's Libertarian Party has already won a big victory just by getting on the ballot. Playing a major role in that success was gubernatorial candidate Mike Mu....

Tuesday, July 08, 2008 17:07 PM

All ATwitter

Are things getting better for Twitter? Venture Beat says the company's usage numbers look good, but it's hard to see a CIO relying on the micro-messaging service for mission-critical jobs anytime soon. Da....

Monday, July 07, 2008 22:07 PM

Can We Work Efficiently in the Google Era?

Google and other Internet innovations are changing the way we work—and the way we think. But there is hope for IT pros. "Funny, Internet activity can be akin to being in a casino: everywhere there's ....

Monday, July 07, 2008 18:07 PM

Social Nets for Older Users

From the NYT article on Obama's online campaign: "Now Mr. Hughes and other campaign aides are applying the same social networking tools to try to win the general election. This time, however, they must rea....

Monday, July 07, 2008 18:07 PM

It's Time to Meet Your Next CIO

A recent survey found that few companies have CIO succession plans in place. The obvious question: why not? Last month, CDW released a poll that found that less than four in 10 businesses actually plan ahe....

Monday, July 07, 2008 18:07 PM

Online Campaigns in the Physical World

The Obama campaign is translating online energy into offline results. Way back in 2003, Zephyr Teachout, director of Internet organizing for the Howard Dean campaign, told me, "I'm obsessed with offline." ....

Wednesday, July 02, 2008 22:07 PM

Making the web work for campaigns

Two challenges of online politics from the early days have been translating the energy generated online into useful offline activity, and integrating web-sparked volunteers into the machinery of the campai....

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 23:07 PM

Social Nets Hitting Point of Diminishing Returns

In the new Internet boom, Metcalfe's Law—that bigger networks are better—is being questioned once again. We've been writing about the potential of social networks for the enterprise. Our report....

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 21:07 PM

Searchable Flash

The technosphere is very excited that Flash applications and content are now quite searchable. But what does it mean for the enterprise? Darryl Taft quotes Bill Hunt, president of a SEO consultancy calle....

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