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November 29, 2010

Morning roundup: pick of the comment, November 29 2010

Our pick of the morning reading


Can mobile phones think? (GigaOm)
Om Malik looks at context-aware computing, which will become, "a big deal in the future, mostly because we are entering a world of infinite app options."

Is Apple preparing for a corporate onslaught in 2011? (Gartner)
The line between professional and personal roles started blurring a decade or so ago and has now become so vaporous that it’s invisible. This naturally benefits Apple, which is why it’s rare to be in a meeting these days where someone isn’t using an Apple gadget, says Nick Jones.

WikiLeaked diplomatic cables confirm China’s Politburo was behind Google hacking incident (TechCrunch)
Details about the U.S. State Department cables obtained by WikiLeaks are starting to come out. Among the 251,287 U.S. diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks, there is one set which deals with the massive computer attack on Google and other companies which was first revealed last January.

Get charged to see your own news coverage? Yes you can (CBR Rolling Blog)
Bit of a weird one, this. The High Court has ruled that anyone getting clippings of online newspaper articles should pay a licence fee to the Newspaper Licensing Agency – which is owned by eight of the UK’s largest newspaper publishers – even if they can only see the headline of the story, the line of text where their company’s brand appears and the link to the article.

Implications, questions on SUSE Linux, but not the end (The 451 Group)
There is no shortage of implications and questions from the Novell sale to Attachmate, which includes a side-deal for unknown IP assets from Novell purchased by Microsoft-backed participants. Bottom line, it appears as though Attachmate has acquired the SUSE Linux technology and business, based on the fact it announced plans to split SUSE from Novell, which we believe is wise.

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