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September 2, 2008  5:21 PM

Chrome: A shiny Web browser from Google may just be the next global platform for running Web applications



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Chrome logoTechies and geeks returned from one last weekend of sun, sand and summer to find news of a disruptive change sweeping the online business world. Meet

August 19, 2008  12:42 AM

Bizzwords: Business lingo describes the state and style of the information age



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Isn't it amazing how the business lingo of the times reflects the technologies, anxieties and energies of a period? My local NPR station, WBUR, featured a...


August 1, 2008  10:29 AM

Video: Jimmy Wales on Google’s Knol



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, talked to WNYC's Brian Lehrer about Google Knol, a new competitor...


July 25, 2008  3:46 PM

Company names that are Populr



Posted by: SarahCortes
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Hold your horses, blog editor -- that was not a typo in the title! So I was reading about a new magazine the other day - it's called ELDR (http://www.eldr.com/) and its target readers are elderly...


July 8, 2008  11:32 AM

A digital nursery rhyme for online gurus and clever children of the Internet



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Amit Agarwal posted the clever, useful graphic below over at his Digital Inspiration blog. The graphic has been making the rounds online; if anyone knows who originally created and uploaded it, please


June 15, 2008  11:27 AM

What is Twitter? Is this distributed microblogging platform ready for the enterprise?



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Given that I've become an avid user of Twitter, I'm frequently asked what, exactly, Twitter is and what in the world it's useful for. Isn't it just it a presence messaging on steroids? What...


March 3, 2008  4:37 PM

What is due diligence?



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Simply put, it's doing in your homework. Just look at this sample M&A due diligence checklist. In IT and the law, of course, the term "due diligence" has considerably more precise meanings. WhatIs.com's


September 17, 2007  1:49 PM

Andreesen on the three kinds of platforms, the cloud and the future of the Internet



Posted by: GuyPardon
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One of my favorite discoveries of the past year has definitely been Marc Andreessen's blog. From the moment he first started posting long, chewy, thoughtful discussions of his thoughts on technology,


August 27, 2007  12:26 PM

Facebook: A social network evolves into a social utility



Posted by: GuyPardon
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What can I say about Facebook that hasn't been said? Newsweek has placed Mort Zuckerberg, the founder of the social networking giant


August 20, 2007  6:06 PM

WikiScanner: How Googlebombing Virgil led to radical transparency for Wikipedia editing everywhere



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Sometime this past summer, future CalTech grad student (and self-styled"disruptive technologist") Virgil Griffith decided that he wanted to see if he could elevate his personal home page to the top of search results for "


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