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I want to hold their hand

<Breaking radio silence> It’s been more than a year since I last posted. Why am I posting now? It’s got something to do with the photo of the Beatles circa 1969 on the big billboard some 100 feet from my loft. I see it every day, and it’s like an instant trip in a time machine. [...]

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Finovate 2009: Online Financial Services Showcase

I spent the day at Finovate2009, a conference where companies with innovative web-based financial products and services strut their stuff for an audience of potential customers, analysts, and reporters. I’ve covered personal finance and accounting software for years, and watching its migration to the web is fascinating: You don’t hear much anymore about the privacy [...]

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Google Wave: Write Once, Update Everywhere

As I’m writing this on my notebook, I’m intermittently checking e-mail, answering instant messages, tweeting, and sending Facebook updates. That’s a lot of windows: Wouldn’t it be nice if I could take care of all these things within one easy-to-use application? Lars and Jens Rasmussen, the brothers behind Google Maps, thought so too–and the powers [...]

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Google I/O Previews Even Neater Web Apps

Yes, today’s Web apps are cool — but you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. That was the message from speakers at the keynote for Google I/O, the company’s developer conference, which runs today and tomorrow at Moscone Center West. With Google CEO Eric Schmidt as emcee, several Google execs showed off a variety of cool technologies, [...]

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