IT Trends :: Thursday, November 16, 2006

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What the Democrats' Win Means for Tech

Woo-hoo for ‘Net Neutrality! “On a wealth of topics – ‘Net neutrality, digital copyright, merger approval, data retention, Internet censorship – a Capitol Hill controlled by Democrats should yield a shift in priorities on technology-related legislation.”…

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Schmidt Says 'Your Mobile Phone Should Be Free'

Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt, denying that Google has any plans to give away phones, says that he thinks their use as mobile computing platforms makes them worthy of advertising and that will eventually mean that phones will be free. He was interviewed following a speech on the theme of business innovation organized by Italian student groups and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University

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South Dakota Regents: Colleges Need Tech Update

The regents’ concern is that students bring better technology to campus than the 5-6-year-old machines that the campuses provide for them once they are matriculating. The need to modernize computers across the university campuses will be a budget issue with the 2007 Legislature, Regents President Harvey Jewett of Aberdeen warned recently...

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The Top 10 Lies of Web 2.0

This piece from the San Francisco Chronicle starts with, “We learned our lesson last time,” and ends with “We look forward to working with our partners at Google.” Pretty funny…

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