Microsoft succumbs to Apple envy, buys Danger

Microsoft was too busy to read its rejection letter from Yahoo this morning, as it announced its intention to buy Danger, the maker of the popular Sidekick smart phone. The move suggests that the Redmond Giant plans to compete with its partners in the handset...

Seattle Taps Its Inner Silicon Valley

Many communities dream of becoming the next Silicon Valley. But Seattle is actually doing it. The influx of entrepreneurs and of venture capitalists to bankroll them is slowly reshaping this city and a regional economy long buffeted by the booms and busts of the...

Inspiration vs. Substance

Joe Klein writes in a Time article. Speaking of the Obama campaign, he says, The man’s use of pronouns (never I), of inspirational language and of poetic meter — “WE are the CHANGE that we SEEK” — is unprecedented in recent memory. [sic] there was...

100 Things to do with Google Maps Mashups

100 cool things you can do with Google Maps Mashups. My favorites: 1) Find Fast Food in the US 2) Find a WiFi Hotspot in the US 3) Map US telephone area codes 4) Google Map your blog or website visitors 5) Check the time in a world location. What are yours?read more |...

UPS saved 3 Million Gallons of Gas– By Not Turning Left

Mapping out routes for its drivers, drastically reducing the number of left-hand turns they make helped the company shave 28.5 million miles off its delivery routes, which has resulted in savings of roughly three million gallons of gas and has reduced CO2 emissions by...

Apple Forecasts: Not Just Hype

From BusinessWeek: Unusually aggressive guidance didn’t stop analysts from making even more optimistic predictions for the iPhone maker in 2008read more | digg story

Verizon Embraces Google’s Android

It is premature to remove Verizon from the list of anti-tech companies, but this is certainly a step in the right direction. In yet another sudden shift, Verizon Wireless plans to support Google’s (GOOG) new software platform for cell phones and other mobile...

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