Nice Recovery! The US Commerce Department revised its estimate for 2002 Q4 to show a 1.4% annual growth, twice the original figure of 0.7%. There are certainly signs of recovery everywhere you look. It's not going to be...

Microsoft and Yahoo

So Microsoft has thrown it down. After over a year of speculation, they have dropped a whopping $44.6 Billion to buy Yahoo in their bid to play "catch up" to Google. The Yahoo/Microsoft deal is not yet...
Microsoft released the Zune Player this week. This is simply the latest in the conquests for the MS Technology Life Cycle. Will the success rate halt with the Zune, or should Apple be worried?Most developers...
Every developer climbing the corporate ladder will at some point in their career hit a crossroads. The natural career progression for technology professionals seems to always take them away from technology. However, it doesn't have to, because there is...

What is Web 2.0?

I have been asked that question a thousand times. Usually I describe the latest trends towards user generated content, xml mashups, AJAX technology and new design principles. Web 2.0 is not a simple concept, but a combination...
Technology has made it easier than ever to telecommute or work with remote teams. At b5media, we have people working from around the world, and have tried and used dozens of tools to make that work go smoother. Everyday,...
Yesterday, we at b5media launched the third of our unique look at the blogs within our channels.  Splendicity is a new portal which pulls content from over 70 Beauty & Style blogs within the network, and pulls it all...
Brad Garlinghouse, Yahoo's SVP responsible for some of the largest pieces of the Yahoo family (mail, IM, Yahoo's front page), wrote an email memo - a "state of the union" manifesto document - to his staff. This memo...
Following the tech boom in the 1990�s and the subsequent crash in 2000, many technology professionals ran for the hills looking for other professions. I have been asked many times if the technology industry is ready for a...
It seems that @BarackObama stopped using Twitter as of his inauguration, but really, he only has 2 tweets since the election back in November.  (Yes, I know he has taken over the @TheWhiteHouse account, but even that only has...

Chinese focus

The tech world is finally paying attention to the huge purchasing power that China offers. Both Dell and Microsoft are concetrating their efforts this week into growth in this quickly emerging economy. Big growth is coming to a country...
We've heard how todays economy affects Joe the Plumber and Joe Six-pack, but what about JoeTek? :) This economic downturn has been compared to the Great Depression in the 1930's, but the technology sector as we know it...

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