The Great Debate

Computer industry hopes lie in the clouds

March 26, 2009

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No one can easily define it.

But the next phase of the computer revolution is busy being born out of the ashes of the current economic crisis. The new approach delivers computing power as a service over the Web, like an electric utility, instead of making customers buy computers they manage themselves.

The CEO is the latest endangered species

March 6, 2009

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The revolving doors are spinning ever faster in the executive suites of corporations.

The Black Hole: How the Web devours history

February 27, 2009

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Academics, family researchers and even baseball history nuts have noticed recently how some important archives of older newspapers from around the world have vanished off the Web.

Ad strategy at root of Facebook privacy row

February 24, 2009

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Social networking phenomenon Facebook has beaten out arch-rival and former market leader MySpace by most measures of popularity, except the one that pays the bills.

The case for a broadband bailout

February 13, 2009

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By Eric Auchard

LONDON (Reuters) – With world economies fast running out of steam, it may seem an unlikely time for cash-strapped governments to discover universal broadband access as an urgent national funding priority.

Outsourcing faces new era of scrutiny

January 27, 2009

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Outsourcing, Indian-style, is challenged as never before by an erosion in business confidence that makes corporate spending, even to generate quick cost-savings, harder to justify.

What Apple loses without Steve

January 15, 2009

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Do tough times draw TV-viewers to Web?

January 12, 2009

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In the first global recession of the Internet Age, budget-conscious consumers are showing they no longer have an endless appetite for every new gadget or media service.

Cleantech stock implosion yields gems

December 9, 2008

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Cleantech, with its intoxicating mix of high-tech promise and save-the-world bloody-mindedness, has fallen harder and faster in the destruction that has visited growth stocks in 2008.solar

Ecommerce loses immunity to economy woes

November 27, 2008

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For years, Web retailers have touted their convenience and efficiency over conventional retailers, and enjoyed surging double-digit sales growth, especially in the crucial year-end holiday shopping season.