Software Developers Are Hooked On Iterations

TechCrunchIT has a thought piece by Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, wherein he makes clear his vision for Web 3.0. Web 3.0 is about replacing existing software platforms with a new generation of platforms as a service. To put Web 3.0 into perspective, we need to look at all of the major waves […]

IT Meltdown Wreaks Havoc in San Francisco

The Guardian is reporting that Levi Strauss announced a 98% drop in second quarter profitability and a 19% decline in US sales. The culprit, other than tight-fisted consumers, appears to be the company’s IT operation. A software disaster stopped all product deliveries in the US for seven days earlier this year. David Bergen, Levi’s chief […]

In the Long Time Coming Department

According to Internetnews.com, Google and Yahoo spiders will begin to crawl sites built with Adobe’s Flash. “Improving how we crawl dynamic content will ultimately enhance the search experience for our users,” said Bill Coughran, senior vice president of engineering at Google. Google will be going live with the new SWF indexing technology this week, while […]

The First Step Is Admitting You Have A Problem

Agency Spy points to the “fascist regime” north of the border that would dare to limit Crackberry addictions among its workforce. According to Newswire.ca, Frank Palmer, chairman and CEO of DDB Canada, has issued a new company-wide policy that discourages staff from using their PDAs and other mobile devices, like BlackBerries and cellular phones, during […]

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 […]

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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 […]