Lab Rat: Here Comes An RFID-Scanner Phone
Japan's KDDI Corp. is secretly working to build RFID readers into mobile phones -- and have already developed two prototypes, according to unnamed rodents inside KDDI Labs.
The Real Mac Daddy: Jef Raskin, 1943-2005
Jef Raskin, the creator of the first Macintosh computer, died Feb. 26, not long after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I'm a bit disappointed and surprised that it took me--a hard-core news junkie--more than a week to discover that Raskin had checked out
Customer?s Gripe Blamed On Symantec's Success
Ever had a problem with a product, couldn't get help from the vendor, and wished you could let the company's CEO know of your frustration? Chuck Smith got his chance as he came face-to-face with Symantec CEO John Thompson.
Business Technology: Getting Perspective On The Global Market
The United States accounts for about 40% of worldwide investments in IT, and most major IT companies are located here, so if anyone believes the United States should be the focal point of the global IT economy, perhaps they can be forgiven. But, Bob Evans and Brian Gillooly say, we risk being victims of our own provincialism.
National Security Agency Opens Up
Right about now, the National Security Agency is feeling pretty good about its decision to use open source as the medium through which the agency is evangelizing improved security technology. NSA's SELinux technology is gaining traction and the agency, like many other areas of the government, is realizing that it needs to team with industry to meet tomorrow's technology challenges.
NYT May Kill 'Circuits' - Here's Why
The New York Post published a rumor today that quasi-rival, The New York Times, is planning to kill its popular Thursday 'Circuits' section and -- horror! -- replace it with a fashion and shopping section. The question is: If true, what's a blogger to make of it?
Symantec & Veritas
Four of us from InformationWeek met with Symantec CEO John Thompson and Veritas CEO Gary Bloom this morning. What surprised me was how bullish both were about Linux.
Getting FUD Up? Get The Facts
For every geek who thinks open-source is the cat's pajamas, there are probably five corporate bureaucrats who eat Microsoft FUD for breakfast. Those are tough odds, especially when these people are often armed with the same fraudulent facts and sock-puppet research Microsoft promulgates in its "Get the Facts" campaign.