One Little Password For One Gigantic Interweb

According to Wired, Yahoo’s adoption of OpenID is a huge victory for the OpenID foundation. Until now, despite support from larger sites like AOL and Plaxo, OpenID has remained largely a tool of the geek-elite, but Yahoo’s announcement is set to change that since it provides even those Yahoo users who’ve never heard of OpenID […]

CTOs Worth Their Weight In _________

Fred Wilson, a.k.a. “A VC” on the need for a great Chief Technology Officer: Great managers are hard to find in any line of work. But managing developers is even harder. The better the developer the harder they are to manage. I assume its a bit like managing high maintenance entertainers. The best developers are […]

G-Wizards Dance While The Emperor Feasts

In today’s Sunday Business section, one will find a long article about Google’s “cloud computing” strategy. Google is betting that consumers and businesses will move from being chained to one’s desktop to a more flexible internet-based system of working. cartoon by Tom Bower With the proliferation of mobile internet tools, and the fact that one […]

Santa Chat Goes South In A Hurry

According to Network World, technology is only as perfect as those who build it. Case in point: Microsoft recently added a Santa bot to Windows Live Messenger, so users could insert Santa into their IM buddy list. But sadly, Santa began to waver off topic telling children: “It’s fun to talk about oral sex, but […]

Toothpaste for Dinner

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Daylight Savings Hangs Up On AT&T and Apple Customers

It appears that Truemors may have a scoop. Customers attempting to activate their new Apple iPhones have been receiving “Activations are disabled at this time” errors due to a failed daylight savings patch at AT&T. Apple has deleted forum threads on the activation issues and there have been no reports of the issue in media […]

Will Write Code For A Million Dollars

According to Chicago Sun Times, two-year-old Particiapte Media, maker of Buzz Tracker (which is still in Beta), has been acquired by Yahoo for an undisclosed sum. The price for is rumored to be five million dollars. Buzz Tracker aggregates news, blog postings and other forms of Internet-based content from more than 90,000 sources. Buzz Tracker’s […]

Careful With That Gadget, Eugene

Neil Dingman, a mortgage consultant in Minneapolis and an iPhone owner, was unexpectedly charged $852.31 by AT&T recently. According to Dallas Morning News, Dingman took his iPhone on a European vacation. For the 14 days he was there, he used it only a handful of times and had expected to see just a small increase […]

Science Non-Fiction

Steve Rubel does an excellent job of condensing a somewhat obtuse piece about the future of computing that’s running in Forbes. David Gelernter, a professor of computer science at Yale University, paints a scenario that once seemed out of reach but now feels more plausible given the rising use of rich Internet applications. Gelernter envisions […]

The Dog Ate My Magazine

The New York Times shares a story about Business 2.0′s recent data fumble. On Monday night, April 23, the magazine’s editorial system crashed, wiping out all the work that had been done for its June issue. The backup server failed to back up. The recovery was made much easier, paradoxically, by a bane of modern […]