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Podcast Archive: July - September 2007

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (11:35 minutes)
Posted: September 28, 2007
In this episode: Vonage loses in Sprint's patent infringement case; Microsoft offers some Vista users the option to return to XP; "Halo 3" hits shelves though some discs are scratched; Apple warns that updates could lock hacked iPhones; Amazon opens MP3 store; MTV unveils a social networking site; OLPC announces $399 offer for two laptops with one going to a child in a developing country; Software Freedom Law Center launches the first GNU GPL infringement suit; L.A. firm files suit against cable and satellite TV carriers; the New York attorney general grills Facebook on its child safety practices; VoIP service Pudding Media offers free calls -- with a catch; Red Hat reports higher Q2 earnings; EchoStar agrees to buy Sling Media, may split its assets; Memphis International Airport experiences communications outage; NASA says next moon visit will include pressurized rovers and habitation modules.

Mortgage Meltdown: What Does It Mean? (8:03 minutes)
Posted: September 28, 2007
E-Commerce Times columnist Ted di Stefano discusses the state of the U.S. mortgage industry, analyzes some of the factors that led to its current turmoil, and suggests a course of action to prevent future mortgage meltdowns.

Analytics Predict System Problems Before They Happen (36:44 minutes)
Posted: September 27, 2007
E-Commerce Times contributor Dana Gardner speaks with Mazda Marvasti, CTO of Integrien, about probabilistic systems management, a system that analyzes data traffic and predicts problems before they occur.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (14:28 minutes)
Posted: September 21, 2007
In this episode: A European court upholds the EU's antitrust ruling and penalties against Microsoft; Microsoft changes Windows Update program code on users' PCs; Intel debuts new 45-nanometer processor; Symantec reports quality assurance and service agreements are best practices among crooks; IBM releases free suite of productivity software to rival Office suite; Yahoo scoops up Zimbra; Yahoo lets users mash up others' social networking profiles; Yahoo allows users to create their own version of a Democratic presidential debate; President Bush lobbies for permanent warrantless wiretapping law; SEC subpoenas Steve Jobs; NBC lets viewers download DRM- and ad-packed shows for free; SpiralFrog allows users to download and keep music files for free; Apple selects iPhone carriers in the UK, Germany and France; Bank of America increases ATM fee; MySpace bulks up ad platform; Google unveils Google Gadgets and mobile version of AdSense; Google offers $30 million for robotic exploration of the moon; Nintendo lets gamers duel for Jedi glory.

Wooing B2B Buyers: The Search Is Far From Over (43:43 minutes)
Posted: September 20, 2007
ECT contributor Dana Gardner speaks with Enquiro President and CEO Gord Hotchkiss and ZoomInfo COO Bryan Burdick about how business procurement managers use online search to find what they need.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (13:54 minutes)
Posted: September 14, 2007
In this episode: Sun and Microsoft bury the hatchet; Nintendo introduces the Wii Zapper; "Guitar Hero" hits PCs and Macs; Yahoo, Bebo strike ad partnership; Internet ad market soars in the first half of the year; MySpaceTV to premiere Web-only "Quarterlife" series; Adobe offers a sneak peek of its Flash Media Server; SanDisk unveils the Sansa View MP3 player to rival the nano; Apple may bid at the FCC wireless spectrum auction; Apple sells 1 million iPhones; software programs to hack the iPhone without cracking it open hit the market; Sprint announces a mobile shopping portal; Ericsson wins a $1.3 billion contract with India's state-owned wireless network; an appeals court grants Qualcomm a partial stay on its handset import ban; P2P user faces jail time for identity theft and mail fraud; IBM announces it will support and contribute to the OpenOffice.org community; Dell unveils a storage solution for SMBs; implanted RFID microchips may cause cancer; HP develops a skin patch for smart drug delivery; Warner Bros. unveils T-Works multimedia site.

Reducing Carbon Footprints (8:10 minutes)
Posted: September 14, 2007
E-Commerce Times columnist Ted di Stefano discusses how companies both large and small can reduce their carbon footprints and benefit their bottom lines. He examines the efforts of the National Energy Services Company, which specializes in energy reduction programs for companies in various industries, including healthcare and hospitality.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (14:01 minutes)
Posted: September 7, 2007
In this episode: NBC says goodbye to iTunes, hello to Amazon; Sony looks into building a video download service; Vudu releases a movies-on-demand set-top box; Apple unveils new iPods, iPhone price cut and rebate, WiFi Music Store; EarthLink backs out of San Francisco WiFi deal and pays penalty for Houston WiFi delays; NetApp sues Sun over patents; Microsoft announces it will offer a Linux version of Silverlight and loses a major battle with the ISO over OOXML; Microsoft acquisition rumors circulate; DoD and British officials blame Chinese hackers for security breaches; HP launches the Blackbird 002; AT&T unveils its Smart Limits for Wireless service; FAA awards ITT with $1.8 billion air-traffic control contract; Palm pulls the plug on Foleo.

SaaS Succeeding Where ASPs Failed (35:02 minutes)
Posted: September 6, 2007
CRM Buyer Contributor Dana Gardner speaks with Colleen Smith, managing director of Software as a Service for Progress Software, on how Software as a Service is finding that customers are more willing now to embrace the Web as a platform, and SaaS vendors that are creating new and efficient services.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (14:46 minutes)
Posted: August 31, 2007
In this episode: iCar and new iPod rumors swirl; 17-year-old George Hotz unchains iPhone from AT&T, claiming the DMCA protects him from legal action; Sony waves goodbye to ATRAC; July delivers sales increases for video game console makers; Microsoft issues recall on Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel; Microsoft shuts out Windows Genuine Advantage users; FTC approves AOL's purchase of Tacoda; another Yahoo sales exec exits; EarthLink lays off half its staff; Google CFO George Reyes retires; Sun changes ticker symbol to JAVA; Acer announces it will buy Gateway; Pano Logic unveils tiny all-hardware, no-software desktop device; Yahoo adds Web 2.0 to e-mail; HP launches $300 million marketing campaign on printing; NBC, News Corp. unveil name of their new Web video site -- Hulu; Chinese government puts animated cops on patrol online; Yahoo moves to dismiss complaint that its cooperation with the Chinese government led to the torture and jail sentence of a dissident.

Domain Names: The Latest Real Estate Deals (6:57 minutes)
Posted: August 31, 2007
E-Commerce Times columnist Ted di Stefano discusses the practice of buying and selling domain names. He analyzes the industry's profitability and popularity factors, and offers tips on how to select a domain name.

Apache Camel: Open Source Agility (32:48 minutes)
Posted: August 28, 2007
LinuxInsider contributor Dana Gardner speaks with James Strachan of Iona Technologies about the Apache Camel project, its role in Iona's Fuse offerings and its ability to integrate with enterprise solutions.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (13:59 minutes)
Posted: August 24, 2007
In this episode: Wal-Mart joins Universal in DRM-free venture; Rhapsody pens deal with MTV's Urge; CD turns 25; consumers beginning to spend more time on Internet than TV; YouTube introduces in-video advertising; Paramount picks HD DVD; companies ban Facebook at work; Google invests in Chinese social networking firm; American Airlines sues Google over AdWords; Nokia files complaint with ITC over Qualcomm chip ban; Microsoft, Nokia partner to bring Windows Live to handsets in Europe and Middle East; France, Germany and UK may be first European nations to get the iPhone; Skype system overwhelmed following Patch Tuesday updates; Microsoft unveils SideWinder gaming mouse; Wells Fargo glitch impacts millions; Dell restates four years of earnings; AMD chief sales executive leaves; Sony announces nationwide recycling program; researchers study "World of Warcraft" plague for real-life solutions; Google Earth allows users to view 100 million stars.

The Future of SOA: Defining Success (45:48 minutes)
Posted: August 23, 2007
E-Commerce Times contributor Dana Gardner and a panel of experts discuss SOA and the enterprise, incorporating business intelligence, business process management and try to define SOA success.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (15:48 minutes)
Posted: August 17, 2007
In this episode: Novell scores blow in legal battle with SCO; head of allofmp3.com is acquitted in a Russian court; Universal Music to test DRM-free music distribution; Sirius strikes deal with Sonos; iTunes features songs from John Lennon's solo catalog; AT&T silences Pearl Jam's anti-Bush lyrics; YouTube calls on Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to give depositions in Viacom suit; Sophos advises Facebook users to safeguard data; Qwest hires new CEO; antiwar hackers strike UN site; WikiScanner exposes IP addresses of Wikipedia editors; VMware makes dazzling debut on Wall Street; Citrix buys XenSource; Yahoo beats Google in customer satisfaction poll; Google offers more storage; Sprint outlines WiMax investment plan; British ISPs say BBC's iPlayer hogs bandwidth; DirecTV delivers high-speed Internet over power lines; "Halo 3" presells 1 million copies; scientists develop paper-thin, flexible battery; service outage strikes Skype.

Why Startups Fail (7:12 minutes)
Posted: August 17, 2007
E-Commerce Times columnist Ted di Stefano identifies some of the common pitfalls that doom startups, and offers advice on how to avoid them.

The Shifting Definition of a SOA Appliance (53:34 minutes)
Posted: August 16, 2007
E-Commerce Times contributor Dana Gardner and a panel of experts discuss IBM and SOA appliances, BPEL4People, GPLv3 and the iPhone with guest Jim Ricotta of IBM.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (13:53 minutes)
Posted: August 10, 2007
In this episode: Blogger convention attracts Democratic presidential candidates; identity of fake Steve Jobs revealed; blogger takes open source approach to fighting terrorism; Bush signs measure that increases government's authority to listen in on international communications; former Brocade CEO faces up to 20 years in jail; 18 people charged with illegally dispensing medicine online; self-described pedophile ordered to stay away from California minors; Sophos discovers pump-and-dump stock scam; two companies that make virtualization technology for Apple computers release new wares; Apple unveils new iMac; EA exec heads to Microsoft Live; Microsoft lowers Xbox 360 price; Blockbuster buys Movielink; judge overturns $1.5 billion ruling against Microsoft; Bush Administration upholds ban on Qualcomm chips; FCC rejects white space device; Internet to dominate advertising; Amazon unveils AmazonFresh; educational DVDs for infants may stunt vocabulary development; DefCon hackers expose undercover reporter.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (13:01 minutes)
Posted: August 3, 2007
In this episode: Ubisoft produces games based on "Heroes" and "Lost"; Joseph Nacchio, former CEO of Qwest, draws six years in jail and a $71 million fine; Second Life bans gambling; Republican presidential candidates resist YouTube debate; Jesuit scholar recruits missionaries to preach the Word in Second Life; YouTube develops fingerprinting technology to identify pirated content; Wikia purchases Grub Web crawler tool; security researchers poke holes in California and Florida e-voting machines; AT&T goes indie with eMusic Mobile; iTunes song downloads reach 3 billion; Japanese porn industry picks Blu-ray; FCC votes on rules for wireless spectrum auction; study finds some printers release dangerous particles; Sony to add TV tuner and DVR to PS3 in UK; IBM's mounts new green effort with Linux mainframes; Department of Homeland Security cracks down on mod chipmakers to counter videogame piracy; Disney buys Club Penguin; Gphone rumors swirl.

Healthcare, Computers and the Bottom Line (7:43 minutes)
Posted: August 3, 2007
E-Commerce Times columnist Ted di Stefano points out that many medical practices do not yet use computerized record-keeping systems, despite the many benefits to professionals and patients. He discusses the opportunities for software makers and computer manufacturers to target offices with five or fewer doctors, which generally cannot afford high-tech systems.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (15:20 minutes)
Posted: July 27, 2007
In this episode: Apple stock goes down, then up on iPhone numbers and earnings; browser exploit could let hackers take control of iPhone; Google, Microsoft report earnings; Microsoft signs online ad deal with Digg; Google to develop apps for Sprint's WiMax network; FCC weighs Google's wireless spectrum bid; AT&T backs FCC chairman's plan to open one-third of wireless band; Microsoft, Yahoo, Ask.com jump on bandwagon to anonymize search history data; HD DVD war continues; TiVo offers new HD model for $299; XM narrows losses, CEO announces departure, company unveils post-merger a la carte pricing plan; Netflix lowers subscription fees; HP to buy two software firms; Nokia picks up Twango; judge asks Facebook challengers for more evidence, Facebook buys Parakey; MySpace purges 29,000 sex offenders; Senate vote keeps 25 colleges off antipiracy hot seat; YouTube, CNN host Democratic presidential debate; Chinook rules checkers.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (11:00 minutes)
Posted: July 20, 2007
In this episode, Xbox 360 chief architect heads to EA; Nintendo President predicts Wii sales to reach PS2 level; Sony denies that it will discontinue 60 GB PS3; rumors swirl that Sony will cut 80 GB PS3 price; Nickelodeon to invest $100 million in online casual games; Intel releases what it calls the highest-performing notebook chip; RIM unveils WiFi-capable BlackBerry; Ooma offers free calls for life; Google Custom Search Business Edition launches; Google decreases shelf life of cookies; Sony casts video-sharing site in new role; Firefox gains market share in Europe; Mozilla patches Firefox-IE flaw; SoundExchange and webcasters work to resolve issues; Vodafone may want to buy out Verizon; Intel, IBM and Yahoo report earnings; Microsoft introduces Windows Home Server; Intel and OLPC join forces.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (11:00 minutes)
Posted: July 20, 2007
In this episode, Xbox 360 chief architect heads to EA; Nintendo President predicts Wii sales to reach PS2 level; Sony denies that it will discontinue 60 GB PS3; rumors swirl that Sony will cut 80 GB PS3 price; Nickelodeon to invest $100 million in online casual games; Intel releases what it calls the highest-performing notebook chip; RIM unveils WiFi-capable BlackBerry; Ooma offers free calls for life; Google Custom Search Business Edition launches; Google decreases shelf life of cookies; Sony casts video-sharing site in new role; Firefox gains market share in Europe; Mozilla patches Firefox-IE flaw; SoundExchange and webcasters work to resolve issues; Vodafone may want to buy out Verizon; Intel, IBM and Yahoo report earnings; Microsoft introduces Windows Home Server; Intel and OLPC join forces.

Too Much Hype Surrounding SOA? (53:54 minutes)
Posted: July 16, 2007
How good is the match between Software AG and its recent acquisition webMethods? CRM Buyer contributor Dana Gardner speaks with noted IT industry analysts and practitioners Steve Garone, Joe McKendrick, Jim Kobielus, Tony Baer and Todd Biske on how well the companies fit together, the hype around service-oriented architecture and more.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (11:25 minutes)
Posted: July 13, 2007
In this episode, Microsoft added Disney films to Xbox Live and stepped up its Xbox warranty program, Sony said it will lower the PS3 price and offer a larger hard drive, Nintendo unveiled Wii Fit, EA head said video games are boring people, TiVo users could select films from Amazon directly via their TiVos, 60Frames Entertainment launched to create and distribute professional Web video content, rumors of smaller, cheaper iPhone swirled, secret military documents uncovered on unprotected Internet servers, Internet Explorer linked to Firefox security hole, Google announced it will buy Postini, AOL settled with states, Sprint Nextel canceled customer subscriptions, Microsoft said it will open a software development center in Canada, Lower Manhattan to get a 3,000-camera security system.

New Market Demand for 'Integration as a Service' (41:14 minutes)
Posted: July 12, 2007
E-Commerce Times contributor Dana Gardner speaks with Annrai O'Toole, CEO of Cape Clear Software, about the prospects for a new niche called "Integration as a Service." IaaS, which allows enterprises to separate integration services from application hosting, could pave the way for a new service and integration ecology for mission-critical business processes.

How to Make Best Use of Your Rule 144 Stock (7:32 minutes)
Posted: July 6, 2007
In this commentary, E-Commerce Times columnist Ted di Stefano discusses Rule 144 stock, a common form of reimbursement for people affiliated with a startup. di Stefano outlines the restrictions and benefits of the stock, and offers suggestions on how to manage and sell it.

Which most influences your decision to accept a LinkedIn invite from a stranger?
Groups or interests we have in common
Personal message they included with the invitation
Relevance of their industry or experience to my own
Size of their network and/or how many connections we have in common
Thoroughness and credibility of their LinkedIn profile
All of the above -- I am meticulous about whom I allow in my network
None of the above -- I accept all LinkedIn invites