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Delays Lead To Zero Day Vulnerability

Democracy, the elusive political system, got a lift from Twitter’s Founder, Evan Williams. As we shared earlier this week, prior to Google’s recent refusal to abide by China’s censorship rules, CCTV’s Tian Wei reminded everyone that Google courted and vowed to keep within China’s rules and firewalls, prior to launching there. The Twitter founder says [...]

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Did Mr. Softy Throw Google Bear Under China Bus

The stories from Davos are trickling in and from Jeff Jarvis, BusinessInsider, who spoke with Eric Schmidt, search boss Marissa Mayer, and counsel, and "diplomat” (Schmidt’s joke) David Drummond in a "Davos apartment dolled up with lava lamps" we heard, "“We made a decision that was consistent with our values,” Schmidt said.  And then, “We’re not going [...]

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China’s Future & U.S. Jobs

In what hopefully was meant as, and will be interpreted as, an olive branch, China "tried Wednesday to assure mobile phone companies using Google’s Android operating system that they won’t be hurt by a dispute over Web censorship, saying the technology will be allowed if it complies with regulations. " Google postponed their own smart [...]

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I’m Pretty Sure I Love You, But Still Can’t Prove It

The first time I got a whiff of how search engines would work was in a UNIX lab at Cal around ’93. A couple of guys were hacking out a way to browse the library stacks and they gave me a hint at what things would look like today. Flash forward a couple of years [...]

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EV, Smart Grid Synonym in Japan

When I gave a seminar on smart grid in Tokyo recently, I had a chance to exchange smart grid information with attendees. I will elaborate on that later, but I also found a very informative book on smart grid in Japan, "An Introduction to Smart Grid," by Edward Fukui. It has good coverage of smart [...]

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Have California Candidates Considered China?

As Silicon Valley goes, so goes Northern California, then the country. Silicon Valley, being the best metaphor for Technology, is the logical successor to the last Industrial Age, and software, naturally, will lead the world. This is exactly why the Google issue and China’s plans for the future is central to our livelihoods. Shel Israel [...]

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Is Hillary Helping?

If you were as shocked as many of us were to see Ms Clinton speak out about China‘s handling of the Internet, in general, and then the Google debacle too, join the crowd.  We described last week in The Informationization Age how the modernization of China‘s nation included a plan on how they would allow [...]

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Shavlik Statement on Emergency Out-of-Band Patch for IE Attack Code Used to Hack Google

"Microsoft has gone out-of-band from their normal release cycle for a critical security bulletin release. The bulletin addresses the zero-day vulnerability described in Security Advisory KB979352. The last time Microsoft went out-of-band for a security bulletin was in July 2009. That bulletin addressed a vulnerability in the ATL library. Unlike the July out-of-band release, this [...]

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For Sale: Web 2.0, for a Song?

Metaphor in technology selling is more about the protagonist, than the product. Back on Jan 11th Larry Dignan, editor-in-chief of ZDNet told us, One Night Stand "Expect Salesforce.com to go shopping. As of Oct. 31, Salesforce.com had $1.07 billion in total cash and marketable securities" and I immediately conjured up an image of the cherubic [...]

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Data Center Metering, UK based AdInfa’s Way

As I write my daily blog, some readers contact me via several media, such as LinkedIn and email. My blog covers the United States and Japan, but not Europe, for the simple reason that I live in the U.S. and originally came from Japan. When you cover a market of a specific country or region, [...]

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