Profile of David DeJean
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Articles by David DeJean
posted in December 2006
What do you get when you fly in 14 celebrity bloggers to interview Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates (and give them a free Zune as a party favor)? Pretty much a group kiss-up, apparently.
This "meat-and-potatoes" collaboration service offers enough services and administrative features to be taken seriously.
While I'm against tilting the playing field in favor of AT&T, which appears to be what Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin was trying to do in this week's FCC ruling on local franchise applications, I'm not against real competition in local broadband. But as you might expect given the players, it gets unreal pretty quickly. One example: "Astroturf" local support.
The Federal Communications Commission under Republican Chairman Kevin Martin has been a government regulatory agency driven by principle -- the principle most often being, "whatever Big Business wants, Big Business gets." Unfortunately for Chairman Martin, he was prevented yesterday from giving AT&T what it wants most -- approval of its extremely dubious merger with BellSouth.
Sony's mylo is a big helping of gotta-have-it rolled up in a very small package: WiFi phone, email-IM-text-messaging-Web-browsing with a full keyboard, and even an MP3 player. Sony is marketing the mylo to the youth market, which leaves the impression that the mylo is just a toy. It's not. It's got some serious mobility features for grown-ups, too.
The merger of BellSouth and AT&T requires the approval of the Federal Communications Commission. Up until Election Day this looked like a mere formality. But an unexpected attack of honesty on the part of a commissioner and the Democratic Congressional victories could actually torpedo the deal. Look for the FCC to do everything it can to force a decision that advances AT&T Chairman and CEO Edward E. Whitacre Jr.'s campaign to take ownership of the Internet before Congress changes hands.
The headline is back: More Than Half Of All Business PCs Can't Run Vista, Survey Says. The last time we saw it was in April. The version then read, Many PCs Won't Be Able To Run Vista When It Comes Out, Gartner Advises . It's a story that's taken on a life of its own. Trouble is, I think it's more sc
One of the best things about the launch of Windows Vista -- finally -- is that it clears the decks. Now we can look past it to the really interesting operating systems coming in the future, like Apple's version of OS X that will natively run Windows XP applications. I swear I'm not making this up. But other people may be.