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John Foley is director, strategic communications, for Oracle Corp. and a former editor of InformationWeek Government.
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posted in December 2007

The Rise Of The Two-Screen TV Audience

12/27/2007
Startup Jacked.com is building a business around people who use a PC, laptop, or cell phone at the same time that they're watching TV. These so-called "two screeners" may represent the rising class among TV viewers.

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New Search Engine Gets Another Backer

12/12/2007
Kosmix, the startup behind an "unofficial home page" for every topic on the Web, has secured another $10 million in funding. The company's automated search engine crawls the Web for content on a given topic -- from aardvarks to zen -- then presents it in Web page format. It's an interesting, but imperfect, technology.

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Microsoft Tight-Lipped On Unix Ownership Question

12/10/2007
For months, I've been trying to get Microsoft to answer a few questions about the Unix technologies in its intellectual property portfolio. Microsoft agreed to an interview, then backed out. So the question remains: How much Unix code does Microsoft have its hands on?

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Sun Or Microsoft? Decisions, Decisions

12/5/2007
Sun Microsystems is extending its discount program for startups to Israel and the United Kingdom. It's a reminder that even a small business in Manchester faces a question mulled by corporate CIOs: Do we build on Microsoft or Sun?

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Silicon Valley's First Phone Company?

12/4/2007
Ribbit, a 2-year-old company whose software integrates cell phone calls with Web applications, is about to unveil plans to become, by its description, "Silicon Valley's first phone company."

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