Stories for Jun. 26, 2008

Based on publicly available data, it looks like an Internet milestone will be passed by the end of next month: World of Warcraft will lose its undisputed status as the most popular massively multiplayer online world. It’s struggling to defend that title as Habbo Hotel, the […] Read more »

Science fiction writers speculate that robots will eventually take over our networks, but conspiracy theorists say our current grid is under attack from foreign hackers—conspiracy theorists and high-level intelligence officials that is, according to the cover of the National Journal. The article alleges that Chinese paramilitary […] Read more »

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Stories for Jun. 25, 2008

Everyone who has worked in — or even with — an IT department knows that the demand for projects always exceeds IT’s ability to deliver them all. IT is able to address only those most highly prioritized, core business projects that receive the budget, staff and […] Read more »

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Structure 08 is over and folks are already asking us about Structure 09. I’m happy to report that our first official GigaOM conference not only sold out but got a big thumbs-up from attendees. I want to thank a lot of people for making this event […] Read more »

We’re live in San Francisco today at Structure 08, GigaOM’s cloud computing conference. GigaOM old-timers Katie Fehrenbacher and Liz Gannes have prime seats to give you photo, video and blog updates throughout the day. If you want to pretend like you’re here with us, check out […] Read more »

Have venture capitalists been ignoring infrastructure investments? A panel moderated by Paul Kedrosky says no way, it’s just not sexy to talk about. The panel features: Rajeev Batra, Pricipal, Mayfield Tom Dyal, Managing Director, Redpoint Ventures Maha Ibrahim, General Partner, Canaan Partners Allan Leinwand, Partner, Panorama […] Read more »

New Jersey Solar Rebates Slammed by Demand: The New Jersey solar rebate program, second only to California’s, has over 700 applications on back log as the state can’t keep up with demand for solar assistance – New York Times. zSOL Raises €52M to Invest in Solar […] Read more »

Jonathan Koomey, a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and Stanford University, examines the world of bits meets atoms — or the power of computing. Here’s some notes: Data centers are not only the computing equipment, but power supplies and backup generators. How big an […] Read more »

The mid-market is the last great business application opportunity, says Zach Nelson, president and CEO of the recently IPOed NetSuite. (That’s his market, but he promises his presentation will not be too self-serving. We shall see!) The cloud makes it economical to reach the Fortune 5,000,000. […] Read more »

Lawrence Roberts, the founder of Anagran and a chief architect of the foundations of the Internet, has a mission: help control P2P file-sharing traffic, which makes up a massive 80 percent of Internet traffic, he says. “There are a lot of inequities in the current Internet […] Read more »

RateItAll, a company whose platform provides online consumer ratings of products, has raised an unspecified first round. Investors include v… Read more »

A lot of readers here use Macs, but many use PCs, and if you’ve got an older system it can be very inexpensive and easy to tune it up for much better performance, instead of buying a whole new computer. In this post, I’ll go over […] Read more »

It’s a big week for the intersection of rap-related feuds and online video! Yesterday we brought you Shaq’s attack on Kobe, and today we have a comprehensive analysis of the Soulja Boy/Ice T back-and-forth that’s been popping. In the final analysis, who’s winning this battle of […] Read more »

Jim Crowe, president and CEO of Level 3, is sick with the flu, so Buddy Miller, vice chairman, is stepping in. Going through a little history: Company hoping to make a profit soon. In ’90s you could raise money but turmoil when the bubble burst. Level […] Read more »

The wonderfully nerdy fruits of the writers guild strike are starting to ripen. Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon started writing a three-part musical Internet series during the strike with his brothers and the result, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, is coming to soon to a […] Read more »

Like most Web Workers I have moved quite a bit of my work data online into the cloud, but my laptop and USB memory keys still contain quite a lot that is critical to me and my business. With the proliferation of online file storage and […] Read more »

Sun’s CTO Greg Papadopoulos paints a picture of The Invisible Hand of Web Architecture — sounds spooky. Here are some notes: You all “get” software-as-a-service so I don’t have to sell it to you. Here’s one conclusion — there is a danger of doing the proprietary […] Read more »

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