Friday, November 10, 2006
- Two more pieces about MS+Novell, by Mark Wagner @ ZDNet, and Josiah Ritchie @ Open for Business.
- You can be 100% sure you're really uncool if BusinessWeek knows you're uncool. And they think Zune is, like, totally not cool.
- Red Hat and VMWare have embarked on a beautiful friendship, maybe. Or not.
- As I noted here recently, Cohen's TICC recently invested $9M in a landscape design software firm. Now that firm is going on a buying spree.
- Notorious patent troll NTP is getting a taste of its own medicine. A former employee is suing 'em for not getting credit on the company's patents.
- Comcast has managed to fight off a patent troll.
- The higher education world is also afflicted by patent trolls.
- And here's a patent case in the UK that's been argued and appealed all the way up to the House of Lords. I'm resisting the temptation to make sarcastic comments about the House of Lords and their qualifications to rule on this kind of thing.
- Even HP has gotten in on the patent litigation racket, although they're only doing it to protect the ultra-lucrative ink cartridge racket. In a sadly familiar twist, HP is refusing to say which patents the rival ink cartridge maker is in violation of. So maybe it's really about "methods and concepts", or something.
- Flickr, i.e. Yahoo, is trying to patent the concept of "interestingness" as it applies to photos. Wow. Now that's what I call cheeky. It'll probably work, too. That's the sad part.
- Rumor has it we'll soon see a Core 2 Duo-based Mac Mini. W00t.
- From J. Sizz over on the boards, a pic of yet another satisfied SCO customer.
- BBC blabs on about how some nonprofit in the UK prefers Windows over Linux, apparenly because Linux is too complicated for 'em.
- The next wave of advanced technology in medical diagnostics: Google!
- I, for one, welcome our new robo-sommelier overlords. Mmmm..... bacon.... Uh, wait, sorry. Stop looking at me like that.