Google Search Nets Chief Performance Yahoo
As of Jan. 7, Steve Souders says he is trading in his Yahoo hat for a Google one. It's a boon for Google, but is it a bust for Yahoo? And, did anyone not see this coming?
A Year of IntelligentEnterprise.com
It has been a year since Intelligent Enterprise magazine went on-line
only. The last print issue, dated January 2007, came out last December. I thought I would miss the paper edition but now I see that, from a writer's point of view, the overhead of a print run, particularly for an IT publication, is a greater liability than may be justified by the extra value delivered.
IPTV To Spread In 2008
Interest in the Beijing Olympics and user-generated content are predicted to boost IPTV adoption worldwide.
iPhone 1.1.3 Firmware Features Peeked
An early working version of firmware update 1.1.3 for the iPhone has been spotted in the wild and given the full video preview treatment over at Gizmodo. A short list of the confirmed new features includes multiple-recipient SMS and Google's new faux GPS maps application.
What's better for a business Mac notebook: MacBook or MacBook Pro?
Itï¿¼s not easy to decide which notebook Mac to buy. The three main models ï¿¼ the 13.3-inch MacBook, the 15-inch MacBook Pro, and the 17-inch MacBook Pro ï¿¼ offer a variety of tradeoffs, not just in the essential aspect of screen size, but in their different options.
NFL, Cable Giants Face Off In New Broadcast Universe
On Saturday night, the New York Giants will face off against the powerful New England Patriots, who are chasing all sorts of historic NFL records -- most significantly, the second perfect season in league history (New England already is the first team to go 15-0 and can finish undefeated on Saturday). This game might also be billed as "The NFL vs. The Cable Guys."
Is Apple Planning To Launch An Ultra Mobile PC Next Year?
We've been hearing rumors for months that Apple is working on some kind of tablet PC, most likely an ultramobile PC (UMPC) of some kind. One of my colleagues, Mitch Wagner, thinks that Apple has no plans for a tablet. Other industry insiders, like futurist Mark Anderson, think
Better Living Through Open Source: The Directory
A common question I hear when people want to make the jump to open source software as a standard -- either to step away from Microsoft or from proprietary software as a whole -- is this: "OK, what do I use now?" Sites like Open Source Living were built to answer that question.
Microsoft Opens Up On Security Research
Microsoft's Security Vulnerability Research and Defense blog provides in-depth technical information and ways security professionals can protect an organization from vulnerabilities.
Just How Neutral is the Net? Not Very.
How large ISPs are squeezing the little guy harder than ever by hijacking searches and reporting questionable traffic metrics, which in turn drives up online advertising rates
Avoiding The Mobile Device Marketing Mire
I'm working from home this week while my twin boys' day care is closed for the holidays. This morning, as one child screamed about his missing toy and the other demanded a cookie for breakfast, my cell phone rang. Foolishly and without thinking (or looking at the incoming number), I answered it.
CDT Lists 'Unauthorized' Music Sites
The 34 sites imply the availability of mainstream music to which they have not obtained the rights, the Center for Democracy and Technology said.
Wipro Reportedly Trying To Acquire Capgemini
There are reports coming from India that IT outsourcing vendor Wipro is preparing a $7 billion bid for Capgemini. The companies aren't commenting directly on these reports, but a Wipro exec did say something that underscores this fact: Indian companies are under the gun to move beyond their Indian workforces.
SaaS Predictions for 2008
It seems that everyone is putting up predictions for 2008, so why should I be an exception? Here is what I think will occur in the world of software as a service this New Year...
VectorLinux: Save A PC From The Dumpster
From time to time I've mentioned Linux distributions specifically designed for low-end systems -- some of which I've used to save machines from the dumpster. This week I've got a new release of one such Linux distro: VectorLinux version 5.9.