Archive for August, 2009

  • Quoted

    “Client faces strong competition from well-established companies with differing approaches to the PC market. Competing commercial software products, including variants of Unix, are supplied by competitors such as Apple, Canonical, […]

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  • Off Topic

    Forvo, a multilingual pronunciation guide with audio by native speakers, and Spacehack, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration. Also, an analysis (with a flow charts!) from Matt […]

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  • More Links For National Broadband Policy Column

    My latest column looks at the urgent need for a national broadband policy. There’s a lot been written about this subject and I wanted to share some of the links […]

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  • New report: iPhone 3G S a hit

    New report: iPhone 3G S a hit

    (updated below) VentureBeat‘s Paul Boutin reports today on a new smartphone sales report, but methinks he missed the real news. The new data comes from IDC. Boutin makes much of […]

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  • Kana paying dearly for borrowed money

    Kana paying dearly for borrowed money

    Kana Software today filed news of an amendment to its loan agreement with Bridge Bank to “require” the Menlo Park maker of customer service tools to borrow $1 million from […]

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  • Altera axing 87 jobs

    Altera axing 87 jobs

    The management at Altera, the San Jose maker of programmable chips, “committed” today to cutting 87 jobs from its 2,700 person workforce, or about 3 percent of its staff. The […]

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  • Acting cybersecurity czar gets tired of acting busy, quits

    The administration’s acting cybersecurity czar has staged her own denial of service attack. Melissa Hathaway announced her resignation Monday, frustrated that bureaucratic and political dithering was dragging out the selection […]

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  • OK, you get custody of Art and Al, but they spend alternate weekends with us

    If Apple and Google were hoping that a Schmidt-ectomy would satisfy the FTC’s concerns over their board-level connections, they were wrong. While the agency pronounced itself pleased Google CEO Eric […]

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  • Quoted

    “If you run a TV network, broadcast or cable, you should be spending a lot of money to support Net Neutrality. … Why? Because in a net neutrality environment, no […]

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  • Off Topic

    On the surface, FunSAT looks like your ordinary logic puzzle, but it’s actually an experiment in tapping the human capacities for intuition, pattern recognition and play to solve problems involved […]

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