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Friday, July 18, 2008 10:07 AM

The Tail That Wags the Dog

Om Malik says, "even Silicon Valley can't ignore what's been going on in the overall economy." It's an important post. The consumer-spending analysis is not pretty, and it resonates far beyond the tech in....

Thursday, July 17, 2008 11:07 AM

Innovation a Must for Big Businesses

There's an argument to be made for established companies to avoid the risk of innovation. But it's not the right one. Scott Anthony poses an interesting question: should successful businesses bother with ....

Thursday, July 17, 2008 11:07 AM

Your Online Community Stinks

While you're coming to terms with the fact that your blog stinks, you might want to consider that your social networking effort is lame, too. Thirty-five percent of the online communities studied have less....

Thursday, July 17, 2008 10:07 AM

Mighty Mouse

Gartner predicts death of the mouse. Count me among the skeptics. The mouse is too useful and too habitual to go away so quickly. I love the detail in the video below that the world's fourth-largest com....

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 15:07 PM

Not By Web Alone

I'm going to keep going back to Zephyr Teachout's online-is-about-offline meme until I run out of pixels. Today's excuse is the grand opening of new Obama field offices in North Carolina (I guess the Gree....

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 13:07 PM

Apple's Walled Garden

Dave Winer on the iPhone: "[P]eople who believe in open systems who bet heavy on such a closed system are going to learn again why they love open systems." Dave references Nik Cubrilovic, who writes: "Gee....

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 10:07 AM

When "Not PC" Doesn't Mean You Prefer Mac

HP gets into the mobile data center business. I'm not a particularly PC guy -- I'm one of the half-dozen or so people who admits to liking the New Yorker's Obama cover, and I still call mobile homes "mobi....

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 14:07 PM

No Sun in This Cloud

Salesforce.com, long the poster child for Sun Microsystem's software-as-a-service business, is ditching Sun's hardware and Solaris software for machines from Dell running the Linux operating system. The R....

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 10:07 AM

A Victory for Privacy, a Reminder for CIOs

YouTube says, "We are pleased to report that Viacom, MTV and other litigants have backed off their original demand for all users' viewing histories and we will not be providing that information." Viacom s....

Monday, July 14, 2008 16:07 PM

In Which I Fail to Avoid Writing About the iPhone

I was trying to make it through the day without mentioning the iPhone, but a few items jumped out at me through the swirling ticker-tape -- things that are relevant to corporate IT. As Clint Boulton says,....

Monday, July 14, 2008 14:07 PM

Social Nets in the Enterprise

If this snippet of conversation about social nets for the enterprise leaves you wanting more...you can get more from this article.

Monday, July 14, 2008 11:07 AM

Evolutionary Dead-ends: Le Minitel

So it's Bastille Day, and that got me thinking about the Minitel -- the French teletext system that seemed so cool back in the pre-web era. When my wife and I moved to Paris in 1989, the Minitel was in fu....

Monday, July 14, 2008 10:07 AM

IT Gets 2.0 Clue

Forrester says IT departments were slow to the Web 2.0 party, but they're catching up: "Budgetary controls, the need for integration and technical skills, and the growing importance of Web 2.0 tools are al....

Friday, July 11, 2008 13:07 PM

A Win for Net Neutrality

FCC chair Kevin Martin comes out against Comcast, for net neutrality. Ars Technica: "Score one huge, precedent-setting win for net neutrality backers." Related: "Telecoms are poor-mouthing existing capac....

Friday, July 11, 2008 10:07 AM

National Tech Policy

As mentioned in this column, the US lacks a serious technology policy and continues to face a digital divide in terms of broadband access. Looks like we could learn something from the Aussies: Australia'....

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