Forbes publishes a list of Ten Must-Read Tech Stories. Amongst the top ten,I like the following three quite a lot:
Beyond The Book's Cover : We had earlier covered this here. Amazon.com hasn't stopped tweaking the data mining it uses to sell us more stuff. its Statistically Improbable Phrases feature, which gives bookworms a glimpse into the unique construction of great authors SIPs don't just entertain bookworms, says Amazon; they also draw users into books that they may not otherwise consider buying.
Surfing At The Speed Of Google : Google is looking to accelerate the speed of the Web as a whole with its Web Accellerator program, now in beta. The software uses the power of servers worldwide to get Web pages to load faster on individual computers. The Accellerator stores frequently visited Web sites, so expect a privacy outcry similar to the one that emerged when Google launched its desktop search.
IT's Crystal Ball : Nicholas Carr is tweaking information technology's status quo yet again with his recent prediction of "The End Of Corporate Computing" in in the spring 2005 issue of The MIT Sloan Management Review. He contends that "information technology is undergoing an inexorable shift from being an asset that companies own-in the form of computers, software and myriad related components-to being a service that they purchase from utility providers." This shift, he predicts, will have a profound impact on technology providers of every stripe. We covered about this sometime back and can be seen here. Read the full article for knowing the balance seven top tech stories.
Category : Emerging Trends