The Long View

This is a public service announcement. If you're using Gmail, or the email built in to Google Apps, check your spam folder. Yes, you. Right now...
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July 05, 2012 11:17 AM EDT

Newt Gingrich's Newt 2012 organization is aiding and abetting spammers. Hard to believe, I know, but it turns out his organization is providing targeted email addresses for spammers to use. Don't let your organization make the same mistake. I'll explain all in The Long View...

May 10, 2012 12:31 PM EDT

The jury is out (literally) on the first, critical phase in the case of Oracle v Google. It's a decision that could have huge, far-reaching effects on software developers. Let's unpick it, in The Long View...
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May 01, 2012 1:13 PM EDT

[Updated: More about battery life and price] Yesterday, at Intel's Developer Forum (IDF) in Beijing, we were told that the next wave of Ultrabooks will start at $699. These new, less-expensive, skinny laptops are just around the corner, apparently. But how is that low price-point possible? I've got the answers in The Long View...
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April 12, 2012 11:54 AM EDT

A respected email technologist has been quoted in the mainstream media as saying he has a plan to solve spam. Oh really? Sadly, it seems he's just repeating a failed idea...
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March 27, 2012 2:41 PM EDT

Here we go again. It's more bad news for embattled would-be LTE provider LightSquared. Now Sprint is kicking the company when it's down. But the consequences could be a long and expensive court battle: Bad news for U.S. taxpayers, as we'll see in The Long View...
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March 16, 2012 12:11 PM EDT

Update: 'iPad 3' or 'iPad HD'? It could be the latter. The iPad 3 release date is not yet known for sure. It's pretty clear that it'll be announced on March 7, but facts about its availability are still thin on the ground. While Jonny's indisposed, let's see if we can't shed some light, in The Long View...

February 29, 2012 8:48 AM EST

Yesterday's opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal by FCC commissioner Robert M. McDowell furiously criticized the United Nations for trying to seize control of the Internet. His inflammatory language pointed the finger at imagined enemies of a free and open Internet. But this looks like a transparent attempt to stop the international community from its rightful control over a critical international resource, as we'll see in The Long View...
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February 22, 2012 2:19 PM EST

Microsoft is crowing about a study that it says shows Hotmail having better spam filtering than Gmail or Yahoo. Really? If that's the case, then there's been a huge turnaround in Hotmail's spam-filtering accuracy. Is there any Devil in the detail? Of course there is, outlined here in The Long View...
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February 16, 2012 1:00 PM EST

It's patent-troll time once again, folks. A one-person* company that adds zero economic value is suing a huge laundry list of companies who use the Web. The company claims it invented a common Web page feature, so it should be entitled to licensing fees. What sort of crazy is this? Explanations in today's The Long View...
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February 09, 2012 2:46 PM EST
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