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Podcast Archive: April - June 2008

Weekly Recap: Yahoo Makes Its Case - Again, Gamers Make New Life Forms, Android Won't Make It on Time (12:58 minutes)
Posted: June 27, 2008
In this episode: Android hits a snag; Nokia sets Symbian free; Chrysler puts WiFi hotspots on wheels; JCPenney disavows racy ad video; Yahoo pleads its case; Charter drops ad-tracking plan; ABC teams with Veoh; PayPal gets a security boost; RFID chips interfere with medical gear; OpenSuse releases new version; Microsoft extends Windows XP's life; Silicon Valley leads in tech employment; lander finds ice on Mars; Spore Creature Creator lets you play God; supercomputer crunches cocoa genome.

Weekly Recap: The Downside of Ambition: Mozilla's Crash, Teen Hacker's Arrest (13:37 minutes)
Posted: June 20, 2008
In this episode: Mozilla's ambition gets the better of it; teen hacker faces 38-year sentence; court puts obstacle in way of effort to publicize White House e-mails; Obama fights smears online; Americans increasingly turn to Net for political news; LinkedIn achieves billion-dollar valuation; Sirius, XM merger gets FCC OK; FCC addresses cell-phone cancellation fees; Yahoo widens its e-mail domain; Wine debuts after 15 years in development; HP, Toshiba get in on thin; sensor chip is serious power saver; U.S. doctors resist digital records; study shows Americans leads in R&D; Sony gives PSP a Google search bar.

HP's IT Lifecycle Vision (16:32 minutes)
Posted: June 19, 2008
E-Commerce Times contributor Dana Gardner interviews HP's Adaptive Infrastructure program leader, Duncan Campbell, on energy efficiency in the data center.

Weekly Recap: Microsoft and Yahoo Walk, Cyber-Terror Risk Sticks Around, China Plays Dumb (12:33 minutes)
Posted: June 13, 2008
In this episode: Apple surprises few with 3G iPhone announcement; AT&T stands to lose in iPhone deal; Palm suggests an alternative; Yahoo and Microsoft walk away; security flaw hangs around awhile; China plays dumb on hacking allegations; new mobile app spots a crowd forming; Web site offers peek into employee morale; HP tries the shotgun approach; Intel fights price fixing charges; T-Mobile sues Starbucks; WiMax coalition coalesces; Google's Sergey Brin books a space flight; Disney gets virtual on Google Earth; Gmail Labs has some good ideas - and some not-so-good ones.

Apache CXF: All Grown Up (32:41 minutes)
Posted: June 13, 2008
To learn more about CXF and the direction for SOA, middleware and open source development, LinuxInsider contributor Dana Gardner of Interarbor Solutions spoke with Dan Kulp, a principal engineer at IONA who has been involved with CXF; Raven Zachary, the open source research director at The 451 Group, and Benson Margulies, the CTO of Basis Technology.

Weekly Recap: Yahoo's Poison Pen Pal; Free Internet but No Porn (11:07 minutes)
Posted: June 6, 2008
In this episode: Wikia launches crowdsourced search engine; Time Warner tests download ceiling; iPhone set to launch in Japan; Microsoft warns of Safari flaw; Yahoo and Icahn trade barbs; AMD debuts Puma mobile chip; Verizon Wireless aspires to greatness; FCC tries changing the rules again; MediaDefender wounds an innocent bystander; study shows people don't wander far; Canada investigates Facebook privacy; Consumer advocates warn Google over privacy link; Wii Fit is scarce in the U.S.

Weekly Recap: The Secret Belgian News, Android Talent Show, Giving Away Money (10:39 minutes)
Posted: May 30, 2008
In this episode: Microsoft touches on Windows 7 details; Borders goes solo for e-commerce; Microsoft forecasts booming Windows Mobile sales; Adobe releases Creative Suite 4 betas; Redmond offers cash kickbacks for purchases; Amazon set to start streaming movies; Google cofounder assails Microhoo idea; Yahoo keeps its options open; Zuckerberg rejects idea of selling Facebook; Belgian news group seeks payout from Google; impatient security firm releases Mac flaw; Hop-On sells $10 no-frills mobile phone; Google shows off Android's tricks; Sony joins two-way cable consortium; 'GTA IV' voice actor rails against pay structure.

Weekly Recap: Extreme Makeover Napster, AOL and OLPC Edition (11:41 minutes)
Posted: May 23, 2008
In this episode: Netflix has the box, not so many flix; AOL builds a social structure; Verizon wins Homeland Security contract; Napster rides again as MP3 service; judge admits error in RIAA win; Google consolidates health records; Wii Fit aims to make you sweat; nanotubes pose cancer risk; One Laptop Per Child opens to Windows, unveils next-gen design; Firefox unleashes release candidate; airline customers mad as hell.

The Future of Advertising: There Is No Advertising (47:30 minutes)
Posted: May 22, 2008
In this episode: E-Commerce Times contributor Dana Gardner, along with panelists Tony Baer, Phil Wainewright and Joe McKendrick, discuss the evolution of online advertising and the changing business and content models that are affecting it.

Weekly Recap: Cox Throttles, AT&T Flip-Flops, MacBook Finds Itself (14:04 minutes)
Posted: May 16, 2008
In this episode: Icahn makes Yahoo board push; CBS buys a Web presence; HP looks to the enterprise; Cox also chokes net traffic; Congress looks to codify net neutrality; Texas goes after Amazon for taxes; Dell suffers an identity crisis; Verizon snubs Android, joins LiMo; AT&T flip-flops on hotspot access; BlackBerry gives smartphones a bold look; stolen MacBook helps recover itself; search engine speaks your language; Microsoft launches virtual telescope; researchers solve science problem with a game; survey shows more people dropping landlines.

Weekly Recap: GTA Sells, Yahoo Doesn't (9:08 minutes)
Posted: May 9, 2008
In this episode: GTA provides a distraction; Microsoft walks away; Sprint renews WiMax effort; T-Mobile rolls out 3G in NYC; Sun suffers from financial malaise; Sun introduces JavaFX; Internet Archive fights the law and wins; Comcast explores new pipe-pinching method; NBC starts Zune DRM rumor; AT&T gets into mobile TV; Colbert wins a Webby.

Weekly Recap: eBay, Craigslist Soap Opera Unfolds (13:52 minutes)
Posted: May 2, 2008
In this episode: HP makes memorable breakthrough; attack targets SQL databases; fraudsters click a little less; Yahoo gives itself a social makeover; eBay, Craigslist air dirty laundry; Hans Reiser convicted of murder; judge deals RIAA a legal setback; profits slip at Time Warner; Verizon rings up a strong quarter; Toshiba suffers from HD-DVD loss; rumor of iPhone price break circulates; RIM delays product release; WB network returns as Web property; gamers go postal for GTA IV; Psystar proves its existence.

Weekly Recap: Finger-Pointing in the Senate, XP's Stay of Execution, Tech Profit Bonanza (12:09 minutes)
Posted: April 25, 2008
In this episode: Google still clicking; AT&T rides wireless wave; Mac, iPhone boost Apple earnings; Yahoo beats profit estimates; Ballmer considers an XP reprieve; Microsoft tests subscription model; Ubuntu launches Hardy Heron; Western Digital makes monster hard drive; Apple buys processor maker; video games buck economic downturn; Sony develops PS3 video service; FCC chairman says Comcast lied; Skype sells international plans; New Jersey court rules IP addresses are private; security expert spots flaw in redirect pages.

Weekly Recap: Funny Way to Launch a Product (13:27 minutes)
Posted: April 18, 2008
In this episode: Psystar causes commotion, confusion; Intel offers favorable outlook; IBM, eBay increase revenues; GAO finds military gear for sale online; eBay quits live auctions; Windows gains a few pounds; Web users go for video; mobile heavies team up on 4G royalties; Apple angles to sell iPhones in China; Gawker Media sells off three blogs; new application offers blog blastability; senators push to eliminate e-filing fees for taxes; MySpace TV signs international distribution deal; student journalist Twitters his way out of jail.

Plenty of Reasons to Try Platform as a Service (40:04 minutes)
Posted: April 16, 2008
Software developers are increasingly turning to hosted environments as a way to quickly build applications for use in business. CRM Buyer contributor Dana Gardner speaks with Alex Barnett, vice president of community for Bungee Labs, one of the pioneers of the Platform as a Service model.

Weekly Recap: Yahoo Scrambles, Scrabble Scraps, Chertoff Coaxes (9:38 minutes)
Posted: April 11, 2008
In this episode: Yahoo has a few tricks up its sleeve; Homeland Security chief seeks help preventing cyberattacks; applicants far outnumber available H-1B visas; cybercrime costs hit record levels; Google, UN highlight refugee issue; smaller, cheaper laptops enter the market; e-commerce outperforms the rest of the economy; Verizon, Time Warner duke it out in court; Motorola names former AT&T chief as chairman; SCO backer backs out; iTunes oupaces Wal-Mart in music sales; Scrabble scraps with Scrabulous; EU gives fliers the gift of gab.

Giving Technical Documents Legs With XML (34:19 minutes)
Posted: April 10, 2008
ECT News contributor Dana Gardner speaks with Jake Sorofman, senior vice president of marketing and business development for JustSystems North America, in a sponsored podcast about incorporating technical documents into service-oriented architectures.

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Government customer service is far superior.
Government customer service is slightly better.
Government and private sector customer service are about the same.
Private sector customer service is slightly better.
Private sector customer service is far superior.