Daily Archives: May 12, 2011

Escalation of Tactics at Misrata

Gaddafi sent small fast boats to attack Misrata in the dark. They were repelled by NATO vessels. Gaddafi’s artillery on the land fired at the NATO vessels. This artillery duel marks an escalation by Gaddafi and no doubt will require … Continue reading

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Astroturfing is Alive and Well

Facebook has been caught astroturfing Google. It sounds like a plot right out of the “Technological Evangelism” playbook of M$. Why is it that large powerful businesses feel the need to mess with competition? I hope this results in prosecution. … Continue reading

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Recent numbers from IDC for shipments of smart phones reveals that after HTC and Samsung, the top growth leaders, “others” is right in there with 147% growth in Q1 from last year. This shows the diversity of the smart phone … Continue reading

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BANG! You’re Running Linux

“Global sales of Android-based smartphones are expected to grow from 60 million units in 2010 to 180 million units in 2011 and over 400 million units in 2014, according to Sony Ericsson vice president and CTO Jan Uddenfeldt.” That’s almost … Continue reading

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Going Flat Out

A runner can run at top speed for a short time before readily accessible resources are depleted. The same is true of the IT industry. The small (not-so-)cheap computers are selling so fast that suppliers of components are going flat … Continue reading

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Chrome OS Comes Out

“Google co-founder Sergey Brin said Windows and other traditional PC operating systems are “torturing users” at Google’s Chrome OS launch event Wednesday, where the company claimed 75% of business users can be converted from Windows to Chrome OS right away. … Continue reading

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