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Friday, May 01, 2009 11:05 AM

Will Hulu Partners Tip Broadband Fight?

Disney is joining the team at Hulu, which means that the teevee-on-the-web service is now partnered with three of the four major networks. That means a lot more programming, new and old, will be available....

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:04 AM

RSA Agenda

by Ericka Chickowski I'm scurrying around Moscone Center at RSA, looking to meet with vendors and end users while still making time to squeeze in some track sessions and to get a pulse on the biggest secu....

Friday, April 17, 2009 11:04 AM

TWC's Tiered-Pricing Setback Just the Start of a Long Campaign

UPDATE: NYT gets in the game with an article about changes in broadband pricing. Time Warner Cable's retreat on its tiered pricing plan was a big win for customers, test cities, and businesses, but it's i....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 11:04 AM

Twitter's Power, Explained

One of the first hints that Twitter would turn out to be useful was the dismissive tone people took about it, which sounded a lot like early reactions to blogging. You remember: blogs are for pajama-wear....

Monday, April 13, 2009 10:04 AM

Tiered Broadband Versus Innovation

"I think that any of the caps are going to be bad for the companies that implement them over the long run." So writes Ron Culler in response to a this post about bandwidth caps imposed by broadband provide....

Friday, April 10, 2009 11:04 AM

Bandwidth Metering Meters the Wrong Thing

Time Warner Cable has modified its tiered pricing plan -- slightly. It's not enough to mollify users outraged by the caps, or to ease fears of the ripple effect on businesses. Vint Cerf, the Google exec....

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 10:04 AM

A Big Blue Unix Monopoly?

Whether or not IBM walks away from its on-again, off-again acquisition of Sun, the Unix market may never be the same. I just spoke to the CIO at a large southeastern company who worries that IBM could en....

Monday, April 06, 2009 10:04 AM

Technology Employment: Worst Quarter Since 2002

Related topics: Q2 Projections for IT Jobs Where the IT Jobs Are Hot IT Certifications Is Your Job in Danger? Jobs Ripe for Outsourcing Where the Money is Going Technology employment has been a rare bright....

Friday, April 03, 2009 11:04 AM

Metered Broadband Comes to Town

Tiered pricing for bandwidth is coming to my hometown of Greensboro, NC, and people are Very Unhappy. Time Warner Cable's 5-gig threshold seems awfully low to me -- see the usage chart at the link above -....

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10:03 AM

Recession Makes Diversity Issues Simmer

We wrote previously about the vulnerability of foreign workers to possible deportation in the event of layoffs. "If holders of a H-1B visa is laid-off and cannot find work almost immediately, they must lea....

Monday, March 23, 2009 10:03 AM

Statistics and Reality

Statistical analysis, long accepted in baseball, is making inroads in other sports, too. This great article in the New York Times magazine goes into some detail about the ways on-court productivity can be ....

Monday, March 09, 2009 10:03 AM

Readers Say: Vendor Politics Can Make a Difference

Readers respond to a question on vendor politics raised by a real-life-story of an alleged neo-Nazi backing a tech company. Glen J. Kemp says: "I do believe that extreme political views should be conside....

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 11:03 AM

Twitter Crosses Pop-Culture Threshold

I've always taken Twitter seriously as a potentially-valuable tool for businesses. But not taking it seriously is a sign of micro-messaging's penetration into the culture at large. It's the subject of thi....

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 10:03 AM

Do Vendor Politics Matter?

Do politics matter when you make a purchase decision? Or does the product speak for itself, with the actions and beliefs of the people behind it irrelevant? The latest case to raise these questions involv....

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 11:02 AM

IBM Upgrades Cloud Services

by Tony Kontzer More than a year after the company announced its "Blue Cloud" strategy, IBM today revealed a lineup of cloud products and services designed to help its customers prepare for, deploy and ma....