Daily Reading from May 01, 2008

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  • Front Channel: Our Micro Business Model - — Uncover and stream the backchannels of a conference
  • Jeffrey Zeldman: Stick out your tongue — "After the shoot was completed, the client told our account executive that the product did not exist and the commercial was never going to run."
  • T2000 CPU Performance - Watch out — "Sun is aggressively pushing T2000 as Scalable MySQL Platforms, and indeed it is Scalable in terms of high concurrency workloads - it is able to execute a lot of concurrent threads and so speed gain from 1 thread to say ..."
  • Board of Directors 101: How to Run a Meeting — "Josh Kopelman recently pointed out an excellent post by Guy Kawasaki on the Art of the Board Meeting. Kawasaki's recommendations are to the point, and right on. These three recommendations in particular struck home, so I wanted to share them:1. ..."
  • Mozy Ships MozyHome for Mac — "Mozy, an online backup solution that’s crossed our radar before, has good news for Mac users: their MozyHome for Mac client has officially moved out of beta to version 1.0. MozyHome gives you 2GB of backup space online for free; ..."
  • New Relic gets $3.5M to help manage Ruby on Rails applications — "New Relic, a startup that helps you manage applications built with the Ruby on Rails framework, has raised $3.5 million in a first round of funding. Both Ruby on Rails and computing in the Internet “cloud” have been heating up ..."
  • Can having information public hurt consulting business ? — "People frequently ask me if the fact we keep information public can hurt our consulting business ? Lets keep aside for the moment amount of new business publishing this information brings to us but think it also have significant negative ..."
  • Why Can’t Microsoft Close The Deal? — "TechCrunch has another Xobni rumor this morning. This one says that Xobni walked away from a deal to sell itself to Microsoft:But the deeper that Xobni got into the discussions, the less comfortable it felt about its eventual fate inside ..."
  • Dell is Really Selling Ubuntu Machines

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