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Monday, September 15, 2008 14:09 PM

The Web Foundation

Sir Tim Berners-Lee announces the World Wide Web Foundation. My colleagues and I have identified three avenues -- technology innovation, Web Science, and the application of the Web for the benefit of under....

Monday, September 15, 2008 12:09 PM

Apple Treats Developers Like Weeds in iPhone's Walled Garden

Software developer Fraser Speirs writes: "I will never write another iPhone application for the App Store as currently constituted." Apple's current practice of rejecting certain applications at the final ....

Monday, September 15, 2008 10:09 AM

IT and the Wall Street Meltdown

Wall Street spends heavily on IT, and Wall Street firms have been seen as innovative users of technology, so what does the financial services meltdown say about the efficacy of computer systems in areas li....

Friday, September 12, 2008 10:09 AM

Service Wars

The services battleground heats up: IBM announces big deals ahead of HP's Monday announcement of its EDS-integrated strategy.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 13:09 PM

The Future of Search

Google's Marissa Mayer blogs about the future of search. In the next 10 years, we will see radical advances in modes of search: mobile devices offering us easier search, Internet capabilities deployed in ....

Thursday, September 11, 2008 10:09 AM

Will Yammer Do What Twitter Can't?

People love Twitter, and the micro-blogging service has proved its value many times over -- yet Twitter's performance has been frustratingly unreliable. Thus it didn't take Nostradamus to write this in May....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 16:09 PM

A Brand That Aged at Internet Speed

NYT's Saul Hansell asks, "Who uses AOL and Why?" The service is planning some changes, but does anyone care? Hansell's readers respond by the score. Any exec charged with building and maintaining a web ....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 12:09 PM

Grassroots Campaigning

A killer app for campaigning? Campaigns have dabbled before in putting walk lists and contact response forms online before, but in scale and ambition N2N is singular. It remains to be seen, though, if my ....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 11:09 AM

Digital Taylorism

Vendors of the [workforce management] systems claim they can boost productivity by 15% or more, and can help cut labor costs by 5% or more. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. just completed a yearlong rollout of a compu....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:09 AM

Video Search Arrives

An apparent breakthrough in video search: "Until I saw the demo, I thought this type of technology was still years away." Why you care, beyond new ways to waste time on YouTube: your company probably has ....

Tuesday, September 09, 2008 15:09 PM


Scott Rosenberg is unimpressed at a new company's plan to spot media bias by means of a computer program: Plenty of Web startups begin with a good idea and fail because it's just plain hard to build softw....

Tuesday, September 09, 2008 15:09 PM

Personal Computing

An interesting look at VMware, where the firing of CEO Diane Greene remains a big story more than a year after it happened. CIOs may focus on this aspect: "Competitors like Microsoft, Citrix Systems and O....

Tuesday, September 09, 2008 10:09 AM

Should Companies Retain Data?

Google announces a new data-retention policy: "[W]e'll anonymize IP addresses on our server logs after 9 months. We're significantly shortening our previous 18-month retention policy to address regulatory ....

Tuesday, September 09, 2008 09:09 AM

Green IT Arrives (Finally)

WSJ reports on the trend toward cost-saving green technology, especially in data centers. How mainstream has Green IT become? Notice the explanation for neophytes in the following quote of that exotic te....

Monday, September 08, 2008 14:09 PM

IBM's Storage Strategy

IBM announces a new storage strategy, part of it's larger enterprise data center program. Big Blue is positioning itself as a comprehensive provider of industrial-scale computing resources and services. G....

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