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Friday, March 06, 2009

IT Blogwatch roundup

Here's a catchup of the last two week's of IT Blogwatching. Sorry I missed last week's post: I had a rush job on.


TomTom fights Microsoft to protect GPL?

TomTom logoIn a special IT Blogwatch Extra, Richi Jennings watches the growing disquiet over Microsoft's TomTom patent lawsuit. Not to mention what Darth Vader finds disturbing...

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Obama: we need a CIO before a CTO

ObamaIn Friday's IT Blogwatch, Richi Jennings watches a surprise Obama appointment: a CIO (confounding commentators' CTO conjectures). Not to mention MeggySeq...

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Windows 7 allows IE uninstall

Windows 7 screenshotIn Thursday's IT Blogwatch, Richi Jennings watches Microsoft allow users and OEMs to actually remove IE -- sop to Europe or misdirecting canard? Not to mention 3D street art...

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Skype SILK codec set free-as-in-beer

Skype logoIn Wednesday's IT Blogwatch, Richi Jennings watches Skype open up its fancy new voice encoding technology. Not to mention London Underground: run by people, not androids...

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New Apple desktops: fanbois drool

Apple logoIn a special IT Blogwatch extra, Richi Jennings watches Apple quietly revamp its entire desktop hardware line. Not to mention Square Root Day...

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Demonstrators demo at DEMO 09

Demo logoIn Tuesday's IT Blogwatch, Richi Jennings watches bloggers watch the DEMO 09 conference. Not to mention what not to wear...

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Iran leeches Obama's helo. plans, peer2peer

Marine One (U.S. Marines; public domain)In Monday's IT Blogwatch, Richi Jennings watches the fear, uncertainty, and doubt surrounding the discovery of Marine One blueprints on a peer-to-peer network. Not to mention how extra airline fees may have gone too far...

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Windows 7 RC on its way

Windows 7 screenshotIn Friday's IT Blogwatch, Richi Jennings watches Microsoft announce tweaks to Windows 7 in time for the upcoming Release Candidate build. Not to mention Darth Walkies...

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Microsoft "recalculating route" of Linux patents

TomTom logoIn Thursday's IT Blogwatch, Richi Jennings watches Microsoft sue TomTom over its Linux patent "infringement" -- is this the beginning of the end? Not to mention a Mac Mini inside a Disk ][ Drive...

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Apple Safari 4: better, stronger, faster?

Apple logoIn Wednesday's IT Blogwatch, Richi Jennings watches Apple launch the Safari 4 beta, claiming improved speed and standards-compliance. Not to mention paper computers...

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Microsoft: "Just kidding; keep the money"

MicrosoftIn Tuesday's IT Blogwatch, Richi Jennings watches Microsoft overpay redundant employees, ask for the money back, then change its mind. Not to mention Error'd...

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Steve Jobs is "offline"

Apple logoIn Monday's IT Blogwatch, Richi Jennings watches the curious case of Steve Jobs' instant messaging presence (or recent lack of it). Not to mention exploding, flying, and crashing servers...

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