Fall is here in the PacNW. The nice thing is that the busses are running on time, and Windows Vista looks very solid. Here are a few articles from the reading file and ones I re-read during the commute this past week. These are all available for download, which makes it easy to view later on mobile devices and PCs.
Cingular: Giving Away the (Music) Store– The cell-phone carrier’s new mobile music strategy allows users to download songs to handsets at no charge—but players are a different story. by Steve Rosenbush November 3, 2006
Linux Linkup for Microsoft, Novell (BusinessWeek)– “In a surprising development, Microsoft (MSFT) on Nov. 2 entered into a broad partnership with longtime rival Novell (NOVL) and agreed to provide some support to Linux, the open-source operating system that competes with its own Windows operating system.
Jeff Bezos’ Risky Bet – Amazon’s CEO wants to run your business with the technology behind his Web site. But Wall street wants him to mind the store. Nov 13, 2006
Analysis: Web 2.0 Technologies (Network Computing)– Is one of the most hyped technologies in our industry too untamed for the enterprise? Web 2.0 technologies offer great promise, but they’re still immature and guaranteed to dramatically change your infrastructure in terms of monitoring, management, security
AT&T unveils video home-monitoring service (ZDNet) – AT&T, said on Thursday it would start to offer a monitoring service that would let U.S. customers use cell phones or computers to receive alerts or view a real-time video feed from their home. Published on ZDNet News: October 26, 2006
Microsoft Relaxes Vista License Terms – Responding to a wave of criticism following news that the licensing terms in Windows Vista allowed the operating system to be moved to another computer only once, Microsoft has changed its position and relaxed the restriction for retail copies of Vista.
FCC Endorses Broadband over Powerline (TechWeb) – The Federal Communications Commission on Friday gave a big boost to Broadband over Powerline (BPL), classifying the technology as an “information service.” By W. David Gardner, TechWeb Technology News, November 03, 2006
Autonomic Computing Special Report (Network Computing) – Vision Vs. Reality: Five years ago, IBM’s Paul Horn articulated a new way of thinking about Information Technology. In this second article of our business innovation series, we examine how far the technology of autonomic computing has come.
Fortune on Breakway brands– 10 Breakaway brands: These companies – from eBay to Geico – cut down on hype and connected with customers, says Fortune’s Ellen McGirt. By Ellen McGirt, Fortune senior writer, September 8 2006