Profile of Alexander Wolfe
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Alexander Wolfe is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Alexander Wolfe
posted in June 2009
I'm encouraged that the dirty little secret of Web 2.0 and social media technologies is finally being openly addressed by early adopters and vendors alike. At the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, there's been frank discussion this week of the question average users have been whispering (so that their bosses don't hear them): Namely, what can this stuff do for me that's actually useful?
The infinite, self-referential loop which is the modern Web came into relief Monday, on the occasion of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. Fanboys gathered in San Francisco at WWDC's keynote for the introduction of the iPhone 3GS. So many people were tweeting, though, that I felt more plugged in online than I would've if I'd been there live. The tweets gyrated wildly between tweeters bored with the
I hate to be a whiny blogger -- I know; are there any other kind? -- but with news swirling that Apple is set to call its third-generation funky mobile device the iPhone Video, what can I say except I told you so? Back in February, I was first to uncover hints about video, in a patent document, and posted the news in Apple Planning Video-Call iPhone.
On the face of it, Intel's announcement that it's going to buy embedded-software vendor Wind River Systems for $884 million is just another ho-hum corporate acquisition. But the back story is much more interesting: This Intel's umpteenth attempt to diversify beyond PC processors. This time they hope they've got it right, by acquiring a company with expertise in the software which powers emerging mobile devices like handheld Web browsers.
Two just-in reports suggest AMD has a success on its hands with its new 6-core Istanbul. Early tests are showing that the processor, which is a drop-in replacement on mobos supporting quad-core 'Shanghai' Opterons, delivers great performance while being very power-efficient.