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September 10, 2010

Morning roundup: pick of the comment, September 10 2010

Our pick of the morning reading

By Cbr Rolling Blog

1. LeapCR shows how social media really can make the world better (The Telegraph)
LeapCR is the first in a new wave of companies to eschew the hype and get on with it, says Milo Yiannopoulos.

2. Trying to be something you’re not: works for drag queens, not for Google (TechCrunch)
Sarah Lacy says that contrary to popular opinion, the reason Yahoo’s metrics have been stagnant and its stock has lost half its value in the last two-and-a-half years isn’t because Google did search better than Yahoo. It’s because Yahoo turned its back on what it did well: Building the first online mass media content superstore.

3. Oracle and the Thundering Hurd; on ethics, morals, and community (Gartner)
Jack Santos says he tries to keep his "blog posts topical (technology and management implications) and by choice rarely go into the realms of politics, religion, or other intensely controversial areas. Mark Hurd’s recent trials and tribulations, though, warrant a few comments…

4. Open source in the clouds and in the debates (The 451 Group)
"We continue to see more evidence of the themes we discuss in our latest CAOS special report, Seeding the Clouds, which examines the open source software used in cloud computing, the vendors backing open source, the cloud providers using it and the impact on the industry," says Jay Lyman.

5. Crisis in computing (All Things Digital)
It may not be obvious, but if you’ve checked the weather today, ridden in a car or an airplane, made a phone call, or used any number of consumer products, down to the clothing you wear and the detergents that keep them clean, you’ve relied on a supercomputer. But the traditional CPU-based technology that once put America in the lead is now the anchor holding it back, says Andy Keane.

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