Tim O’Reilly: 5 Technologies That Make The Web Smarter

          

Tim O’Reilly, co-founder of the Web 2.0 Conference, gave a short address on the 5th anniversary of that event at tonight’s Web 2.0 Expoin San Francisco and offered some thoughts on what’s going to come next. He discussed five applications that he believes point the way. Continue reading

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TomTom suit suggests Microsoft’s still Microsoft

 

                               

The more that Microsoft’s patent lawsuit against (and subsequent settlement with) TomTom simmers in my consciousness, the more I want to boil.

I gave Microsoft the benefit of the doubt early on: I know a few of the Microsoft personnel involved in the case, and I think that they’re wonderful people of integrity and intelligence. Continue reading

Linux geek calls for death of FAT

 

       

LINUX FOUNDATION executive director Jim Zemlin claims it is time that developers killed off Microsoft’s FAT filesystem from their projects and adopt the unencumbered open source alternative. Continue reading

Bryant, Gasol lead Lakers past Bucks

 

         

Kobe Bryant hadn’t been playing his best basketball of the season coming into the Wednesday’s game in Milwaukee, the final of seven straight games away from Los Angeles. In fact, in his last nine games, Bryant had shot over 50 percent just twice. Continue reading

Protesters take to the streets of London

Ahead of the G-20 meeting of world leaders, the largely peaceful protests against unchecked capitalism, war, destruction of the environment and other ills are a sign of the populist anger in Europe. Continue reading

China Boosts Yuan Swaps, Store Payments as Dollar Concern Grows

 

 

April 2 (Bloomberg) — China’s leaders, increasingly concerned about the nation’s $740 billion of U.S. Treasuries, are making it easier for trading partners and consumers to do business in yuan. Continue reading

Bank of China Drops Rothschild Deal as Second Deadline Passes

                 

April 2 (Bloomberg) — Bank of China Ltd., the world’s third-largest by market value, said it scrapped a planned 236 million-euro ($313.3 million) investment in La Compagnie Financiere Edmond De Rothschild after a second deadline for getting government approval expired.

“The agreement has expired and has automatically become invalid,” Bank of China spokesman Wang Zhaowen said in a telephone interview from Beijing today. “We may in the future seek cooperation in other areas” with the French firm.

Bank of China was forced to extend an original Dec. 31 deadline for the deal, announced in September, by three months after failing to get state approval. The Chinese bank had agreed to purchase a 20 percent stake in the Paris-based asset manager.

By Zhang Dingmin