Microsoft's nightmare inches closer to reality — As early as May 1995, three months before Netscape Communications' initial public offering sparked the dot-com boom, Microsoft executives were worried that the nascent World Wide Web could one day become a significant threat to the Windows franchise.
Robert X. Cringely / pbs.org:
Google Goes Las Vegas — An AdWords Experiment Shows Why at Google, the House Always Wins — Google is in the news everywhere lately. They are filching executives from Microsoft, and Microsoft is conveniently forgetting how Redmond did the same and worse to Borland.
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Unpeeling Apple's Nano — Researcher iSupply took a look inside the latest iPod to find out how much Apple is making off it and who supplies its parts — Rumors swirled for weeks that Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs had a product up his sleeve that would upstage the long-awaited ROKR music-playing phone.
Wolfgang Gruener / Tom's Hardware Guide:
Vista graphics drivers to be more stable than XP drivers, ATI says — San Francisco (CA) - Graphics drivers developed for Vista, Microsoft's next generation operating system, will be far more stable than their Windows XP-based counterparts, and not crash the operating system anymore …
Daniel Terdiman / Cellular | News.blog:
Free 411 for the mobile masses — Demofall — If you've ever been driving around, trying futilely to find a specific restaurant but refusing to call directory assistance on your cell phone because it's too expensive, the folks at Jingle Networks may have a solution.
Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Subvert from Within: a user-focused employee guide — It's one thing to talk about—and execute—a user-focused approach when you're a small company or an independent contractor. But what if you are, in fact, a fish in a sea as vast as, say, Microsoft? Can you hope to make a difference?
Discussion: 43 Folders
Jenstar / JenSense:
Enhanced AdSense interface launched on Blogger — Blogger has just launched a new AdSense interface for bloggers on the Google Blogger/BlogSpot network, announced today on the official Blogger Buzz. — It features a new tab within the control panel where bloggers can sign up for AdSense …
Charles Arthur / The Register:
iPod Nano owners in screen scratch trauma — Front panel scratches 'insanely easily' — People slavering to get Apple's "impossibly small" iPod Nano into their sticky hands may want to pause a moment: those ahead of them in the queue have discovered that it's also unbelievably easy to scratch the screen …
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Virtual plague spreading like wildfire in World of Warcraft — Players of Blizzard's incredibly popular World of Warcraft are reporting the outbreak of a virtual plague that is spreading across major cities in the virtual land of Azeroth, infecting player characters at an alarming rate.
Discussion: Perceptric Forum
Si_man / appletalk.com.au:
Setting Up And Running Kde And Xfree86 With Fink — This simple guide will go over the basics of setting up and running KDE on MacOSX. — First a simple introduction. — What is KDE? — KDE stands for the K Desktop environment. — KDE is a graphical user interface much like OSX or Windows …
Rafat / PaidContent.org:
Audio Interview: Maria Thomas, VP & GM, NPR Online & Mobile … Audio Interview: Maria Thomas, VP & GM, NPR Online & Mobile : At the Digital Hollywood earlier this week, I met with Maria Thomas, the soft-spoken VP and GM of NPR's new media efforts, which includes online and mobile.
Vonage weighs up possible sale — Move comes amid plans for IPO — NEW YORK - Vonage, the private internet telephony start-up, is being encouraged to consider a sale while it presses ahead with plans for an initial public offering. — UBS and Deutsche Bank, the investment banks chosen …
Headlines You Never Read — If I Could Talk With the Animals — Deconstructing the Conversation (Part 2) — Two's company. — If you and I wish to have a conversation, it's a relatively straightforward affair. I can speak for myself, and you can presumably speak for yourself.
Tris Hussey / Blog Consulting & Professional Blogging …:
Whoa, what a rush. The comment spam aftermath — Wow. So it's about 2 AM Pacific time. I finished clearing out all the comment spam from about 5-6 blogs. I noticed getting a ton of e-mail notices of comments from other Blogware blogs tonight as well.
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