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 …
Shawn Cruikshank / Neowin.net: Vista Graphics Drivers to be More Stable Than XP Drivers
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
Public Radio Program Directors — I'm in St. Louis for the annual PRPD meeting. Jeff Jarvis, Jennifer Ferro (KCRW) and I are on a panel in 45 minutes on "Technology, Culture and Public Radio." For me, the interesting question is: Given that the Net is disaggregating radio stations and networks …
New England Town Meeting — On the 16th of this month, the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council hosted a meeting at which Eric Kriss, the state's Secretary for Administration and Finance, and Peter Quinn, the CIO, discussed the state's recent proposal to standardize on the Open Document Format.
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