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Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable Management Shakeup

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Just in case you missed this while traveling on Friday, here’s the CNN.com version of what’s going on at TWC:  NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – Three senior executives are leaving Time Warner Cable, the company said Friday, as it seeks to bring day-to-day operations and its marketing functions under a single leader. The departing executives are […]

IBM

IBM open sources 500 patents

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This item has appeared all over the news in the last few days.  It is a pretty interesting play: IBM says it is providing free access to the information in 500 company patents to individuals and groups working on open source software. The company said it believes this is the largest pledge of patents of […]

Michael Jackson

Virtual Jacko – Not So Wacko!

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The power of television is sometimes described as, “… man enthralled with his own image.” The incredible popularity of voyeuristic television seems to bear this out. Now, mix in a little Shadenfraude and you’ve got a perfect recipe for big ratings … so hope the executives at E! Entertainment Television. There are no cameras allowed […]

iPod Shuffle

Apple Consumerism – Shuffle off to Mini Mac

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There’s an old cartoon that goes something like this:  It’s a diagonal split screen below a man is receiving a PC from Lucifer and above the same man is receiving a Mac from an Angel – the caption, Welcome to heaven here’s your Mac … welcome to hell, here’s your PC. Considering only 3-5% of […]

TiVo

500 hours of TiVo, 5 hours of Cell Phone Video – Give me Moore!

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Moore’s Law is the name the press gave to the observation made in 1965 by Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel.  He said that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits had doubled every year since the integrated circuit was invented. Moore predicted that this trend would continue for the foreseeable future. In […]

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