SilverLake/i3 merger: SilverLake Resources and IBM

August 17th, 2004

SilverLake/i3 merger: "SilverLake Resources is an authorized IBM Business Partner and Microsoft Certified Business Solutions Partner. The merger will further extend the new company%92s broad portfolio of enterprise-class integration and application solutions.

Clearing up the confusion over outsourcing | CNET News

August 14th, 2004

Clearing up the confusion over outsourcing | Newsmakers | CNET News.com: "And that's kind of similar to the way the Japanese economy kind of adopted the Deming principles?

Exactly. The Japanese adoption of Deming ultimately became a catalyst for an improvement of manufacturing processes worldwide.

Economist.com | Spectrum policy

August 13th, 2004

Economist.com Spectrum policy: "The sweet and low down : ...[This] is promising because broadcasters inhabit the best kind of spectrum, the equivalent of beachfront property. The lower an electromagnetic wave's frequency the better it is at penetrating rain, trees and walls, which is why television and FM radio tend to work in the basement, but why Wi-Fi signals have trouble with walls.

John Battelle’s Searchblog | The Web Time Axis

August 13th, 2004

John Battelle's Searchblog | The Web Time Axis: "If the web had a time axis, you could search constrained by webdate. You could ask questions like 'show me all results for my query from this time period...' or 'Tell me what was the most popular results for XYZ during the 3rd of May in 20XX.' How about 'show me every reference to my great grandfather, born in 2050,' asked by a great grandson in 2150? Impossible? Yeah, seems that way, but.

HughHewitt.com: The Boston Globe’s Anne Kornblut on John Kerry

August 13th, 2004

HughHewitt.com: "The Boston Globe's Anne Kornblut does a pretty good job of summarizing the pounding John Kerry took from the President and Vice President yesterday , but not even she can capture the impact such a focus takes on Kerry, especially after the week that he has had.

BBC begins open-source streaming challenge: Dirac

August 13th, 2004

BBC begins open-source streaming challenge: "The BBC is quietly preparing a challenge to Microsoft and other companies jostling to reap revenues from video streams. It is developing code-decode (codec) software called Dirac in an open-source project aimed at providing a royalty-free way to distribute video .

The sums at stake are potentially huge because the software industry insists on payment per viewer, per hour of encoded content.

Microsoft Research | A Slice of Time and Space

August 13th, 2004

A Slice of Time and Space: "Cohen and his colleagues have invented a way to turn digital video into an animated cartoon. They've also developed techniques to combine animation with a still picture, which is what allowed Cohen's daughter to 'play' in her painting.