11th November 2006 Archive

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Motorola buys Good

Motorola has bought Good Technology for an undisclosed sum. Good is RIM's chief rival for corporate mobile messaging - the two have a bitter history of legal battles - and claims 12,000 corporate accounts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed; Good is privately held and does not disclose earnings information.
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Microsoft's patent promise 'empty'

Microsoft's promise not to whack unarmed free software developers is useless - and no protection from Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. That's the view of former Freedom Software Foundation executive director Bradley Kuhn.
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Pam Anderson's poker palace goes titsup

The collapse of internet gaming activity following the recent enactment of anti-gambling legislation in the United States has claimed another victim- Pamelapoker.com, the online poker website founded by none other than Pamela Anderson.
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Whatever happened to... The Wisdom of Crowds?

Future social historians looking back at the web cult - which met in San Francisco this week for a $3,000-a-head "summit" - may wonder what made them tick. Scholars could do worse than examine their superstitions. We'll bet that lurking on the bookshelf of almost every "delegate" was a copy of James Surowiecki's The Wisdom of Crowds. It's as ubiquitous as Erik Von Daniken books were in the 1970s.