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Google Looking To Acquire One Company Per Month Posted by Bob Evans Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that with the worst of the recession behind us, his company will resume making acquisitions and hopes to complete one deal per month. While Schmidt didn't rule out large acquisitions, he did note, in an equivocation worthy of the Oracle at Delphi (as opposed to the equally acquisitive one at Redwood Shores), that such larger deals are "unpredictable."
IT Lessons From Foiled Qaeda Terror Plot Posted By Michael Hickins
Qaeda-linked terror suspect Najibullah Zazi left a digital trail a mile wide for federal investigators to follow, but stopping seems to have required too much luck and footwork.
iPhones Can Now Send MMS Messages Posted By Eric Zeman
It's official: The iPhone can (finally, at long last, thankfully) perform a task that many other phones have been able to do since 2002. It can now send and receive multi-media messages. Here's a quick look at how it works.
GPL Vs. Free Software Foundation Posted By Serdar Yegulalp
After my post about the GPL's day in court in France, a programmer friend noted he no longer used the GPL for anything, now that its instigator, the Free Software Foundation, has (in his view) gone off a cliff. Do other people see the GPL as tainted because of the FSF's rather stentorian views?
Is Palm In Trouble If Verizon Passes On Pre? Posted By Eric Zeman
Late yesterday, a rumor suggested that Verizon Wireless had decided not to sell the Palm Pre smartphone. Neither Palm nor Verizon has commented on the story officially. If it's true, though, what future awaits Palm?
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