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Tuesday, April 08, 2008 15:04 PM

Google launches into the cloud

Google introduces App Engine, "a developer tool that enables you to run your web applications on Google's infrastructure. The goal is to make it easy to get started with a new web app, and then make it eas....

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 10:04 AM

Why IT Loses the Metrics Game

Not too long ago we published an eye-opening interview with IT benchmarking pioneer Howard Rubin, who talked, basically, about what businesses and IT departments were doing wrong with metrics. (You can s....

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 10:04 AM

Using Facebook as an organizing tool

Zack Hawkins, president of the Young Democrats of North Carolina, said in a recent television interview that Facebook had become indispensable as an organizing tool for his group. I spoke to Hawkins to get....

Monday, April 07, 2008 11:04 AM

The customer chooses

Television ratings for the NCAA tourney were down heading into the Final Four, but internet traffic was up. Some of the teevee falloff is attributed to the absence from the tourney of particular schools wi....

Monday, April 07, 2008 10:04 AM

The nth Real Internet Campaign

The 2008 election cycle is at least the third to called "The First Real Internet Campaign." Whatever. It's clear that the net is making a meaningful impact this time around, and that some of the questions ....

Friday, April 04, 2008 16:04 PM

Here Comes Shirky (and Colbert)

Stephen Colbert interviews Clay Shirky about his new book; I'm supposed to talk with Shirky next week, but I probably won't make him laugh as much. At least on purpose.

Friday, April 04, 2008 12:04 PM

Software is not pizza

The Pizza Pie Maturity Model for Franchising, as applied to software as a service.

Friday, April 04, 2008 11:04 AM

Debating the future of enterprise software

SAP boss Hasso Plattner squared off with Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com in a debate about the future of enterprise software, held yesterday in San Francisco. Audio here. CNet's Dan Farber declared Benioff ....

Thursday, April 03, 2008 15:04 PM

The net calls the tune

No industry has been remade faster by the net than the music business. The latest chapter: MySpace launches a music service with three of the major companies. Questions remain about the specifics of the....

Thursday, April 03, 2008 10:04 AM

Just hit save

Happy Birthday to Dave Winer's ur-blog Scripting News, now in its twelfth year. Lightweight personal publishing is a fulfillment of Tim Berners-Lee's vision for the web, and blogs were the killer app for....

Thursday, April 03, 2008 10:04 AM

IBM: Worlds within worlds

Some people think the virtual world Second Life has no real relevance to the world of business -- at least Second Life as it currently exists, a version described as "far too fat and clumsy to be taken ser....

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 11:04 AM

And the nominees are....

Barack Obama has a nice-looking technology plan at his campaign site, a chunk of which is devoted to the appointment and responsibilities of a "the nation's first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to ensure t....

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 14:04 PM

Boxes within boxes within one great big box

Microsoft will eschew the common raised-floor design and instead fill the first floor of its new Chicago data center with shipping containers full of servers.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 14:04 PM

Watching Wikipedia

Do you know what Wikipedia is saying about your company? You should. As this article about the brands called Hillary and Obama makes clear, the pages of the user-created encyclopedia see plenty of spin-d....

Monday, March 31, 2008 14:03 PM

Here Comes Everybody

Clay Shirky discusses his book, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations. Earlier, Shirky wrote: Businesses need to know that the old simplicities of dealing with their customers....

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