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...

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...
As you move into a management role, the things that you do on a day to day basis will evolve. As a "geek", you are probably the type that wants to stay hands-on with the technology, yet want to...
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...
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...
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...
Stephan Dion announced today his new "tough on crime" platform. In it, he introduces the "Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act" to assist law enforcement in fighting crime. "This bill will allow the police and CSIS adapt to new communications technology....
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,...
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...

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...
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...

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