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 Michael Singer

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Wireless, Life Sciences Winners In VC Deals

4/22/2009
Venture capital funding may have dropped overall in the first quarter of this year, but not all sectors suffered as seen by the multimillion dollar deals granted to the likes of Meru, Beceem, Stokes, Lavante, iScience, and Ausra.

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Lego, Rock Band Building Up Business

4/22/2009
I can shred to "Detroit Rock City" and my cowbell is perfect on "Don't Fear The Reaper," but soon I'll have to learn new licks -- make that bricks -- now that Lego's getting onstage too.

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Testing Out LinkedIn's Web 2.0 Features

11/3/2008
As social networks go, LinkedIn is not as flashy as MySpace or as "vox populi" as Facebook, but it gets the job done, especially for those of us in the real working world with a handful of new add-ons ready to download.

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Whose DBA's Earn Six-Figure Salaries?

9/11/2008
Think your DBA job pays well? Not as good as some database administrators, according to a research study sponsored by Ntirety and produced by Unisphere Research. One hint: it's all about location, location, location.

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Microsoft, Yahoo, Google Behind The Glassdoor

6/12/2008
Apparently, Microsoft employees love their pay but aren't too wild about boss Ballmer. Likewise, Yahoo seems like a great place to work, but Jerry has lost his "mojo." These and more salacious tidbits can be found on new social slam book site Glassdoor.com. Thankfully, there is an enterprise lesson to be learned here.

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Tooting Our Own Mobile Horn

5/21/2008
BlackBerry and iPhone owners, listen up. We heard your requests and we're here to tell you that InformationWeek.com for mobile devices is ready for you now at mobile.informationweek.com.

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Is This A Trade Show Or A Rock Show?

5/2/2008
So Neil Young is apparently going to perform at JavaOne next week, where he's expected to belt out his Keep on Rockin' in the Free World anthem. Hey, hey. My, my. Will the encore be Needle and the Damage Done?

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Web 2.0: Changing Affiliate Marketing

4/25/2008
Sometimes you just need to change the rules to stay on message. So when a panel of affiliate marketing experts and consultants convened Tuesday to discuss their industry and how it can evolve and mesh with Web 2.0 ideas, we had to know more.

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Driving Design With AutoCAD 2009

3/25/2008
My neighbor is building an addition to his house. Lots of details. Lots of draft work. His contractor and architect use the time-honored methods. It looks painful. But it doesn't have to be.

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What Hulu Will Do... And What It Won't

3/12/2008
I've been beta testing Hulu.com, the NBC Universal - News Corp. collaboration that puts TV shows and some movies online. At first blush ... it's very entertaining and there are some enterprise possibilities, but why does it have to be so much like TV?

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World Of Warcraft, The Virtual Playmaker

2/29/2008
Forget the old business models of enterprise software and services, Vivendi's video games branch just posted one of its best margins ever, all thanks to a bunch of druids, goblins, orcs, elves, and fairies.

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Microsoft To Startups: Join Us

1/22/2008
Microsoft added more than 30 companies to its Startup Accelerator Program this week. Which is kind of like the Federal Reserve's three-quarters of a percent cut in a key interest rates Tuesday ... some might think it's too little too late.

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Think Secret No More

12/20/2007
Alas, poor Nick Ciarelli, I knew him Horatio. A fellow of Infinite Loop, a most excellent Apple fan boy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now how abhorred in my imagination it is! Still... good luck with that pile of cash from Apple, buddy.

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Macworld May Disappoint iPhone Phreaks

11/26/2007
The January classic will be bigger than ever and more comprehensive than in years past. But unless Apple makes an announcement, don't expect to get insider scoop on how to hack an iPhone at Macworld 2008.

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Barry Diller, A Dollar, A Ten O'Clock Scholar

11/7/2007
So media mogul Barry Diller is planning to split his IAC empire into five public companies, eh? But the conglomerate that includes Home Shopping Network, Ticketmaster, and search engine Ask.com is already successful as a collective. Why break up the band? What does Barry know that we don't?

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Time To Break Out The 'Prove It' Pins Again, Mr. Szulik?

10/10/2007
Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik is not known for avoiding conflicts that threaten his company. So how much longer will it be before he unleashes his legal team to defend against Microsoft's patent accusations in the same way he railed against SCO Group's copyright claims?

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VoiceCon: Make Your RFP Future Proof

8/21/2007
The world of VoIP, video, and instant messaging is traveling at such a speed that your request to evaluate competing products may be obsolete by the time you finish reading this sentence.

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Imagine John Lennon On iTunes

8/14/2007
It's easy if you try... Now Lennon and Beatles fans can wake up from their Number 9 Dream and sing out in unison: "All we are saying... is do you take checks or cash?"

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VoiceCon S.F. Products Pre-Announced

8/13/2007
If you're going to San Francisco -- as the song goes -- be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. But you may also want to bring your appetite for enterprise-class IP telephony and software that converges all of those communication devices. Yes, it's VoiceCon time again.

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