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December 2007
Leaner and Meaner Still: IBM's U.S. operations continue to shrivel.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (135) | links (5) | poll
The Once and Future King: Multicast looks to (finally) be the future of television.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (51) | links (5) | poll
Revolution, Not Evolution: A generation of space science can only be saved by radical change.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (87) | links (5) | poll
Kindling: WebKit is the key to Apple's near future including a new tablet computer.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (108) | links (5) | poll

November 2007
When Networks Collide: AT&T suddenly doesn't like Apple so much.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (108) | links (5) | poll
Bursted Dreams: Why would Burst.com let Apple off the hook for only $10 million?
Status: [CLOSED] comments (68) | links (5) | poll
There is No Free Lunch: Change your password NOW!
Status: [CLOSED] comments (75) | links (5) | poll
Getting to Know You: Think you have a secret life? Think again.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (68) | links (5) | poll
The Next Microsoft: Google is learning too well from the master.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (107) | links (5) | poll

October 2007
The Future is Cloudy: Google's plan to host ALL our applications.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (62) | links (5) | poll
Strange Bedfellows: Why an Apple/Google collaboration has been so difficult to make happen.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (87) | links (5) | poll
Oh, and We Also Saved the World: Google's Energy Plan
Status: [CLOSED] comments (149) | links (5) | poll
You Can't Get There From Here: The myth of bandwidth scarcity and can Team Cringely really make it to the Moon?
Status: [CLOSED] comments (56) | links (5) | poll

September 2007
To the Moon, Alyce!: Team Cringely will win the Google Lunar X Prize.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (161) | links (5) | poll
I Report, You Decide: Patent cases like Apple v. Burst.com deserve better news coverage.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (142) | links (5) | poll
The Power of Six: Google's plan for world domination. Also why the iPod Classic sucks.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (93) | links (5) | poll
The Puppet Master: Love Steve Jobs or hate him, just don't ignore him.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (221) | links (5) | poll

August 2007
The Next Killer App: Telepresence may come to your house next year.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (81) | links (5) | poll
Swimming with the Fishes: What's good for tournament fishing may be good for the Department of Defense.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (36) | links (5) | poll
Surviving Immortality: Just getting to the Singularity is the hard part.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (174) | links (5) | poll
The $200 Billion Rip-Off: Our broadband future was stolen.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (147) | links (5) | poll
Game Over: The U.S. is unlikely to ever regain its broadband leadership.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (88) | links (5) | poll

July 2007
Is Google on Crack?: Eric Schmidt bets the ranch on wireless spectrum
Status: [CLOSED] comments (105) | links (5) | poll
When Elephants Dance: Get ready (finally) for faster Internet speeds at lower prices
Status: [CLOSED] comments (91) | links (5) | poll
Let the Chips Fall: More 3G iPhone details and some H.264 stuff, too.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (56) | links (5) | poll
Faster iPhone faster! Kill!! Kill!!: Expect a 3G iPhone by Christmas.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (128) | links (5) | poll

June 2007
An AIR of Invisibility: Adobe has Microsoft in its sights
Status: [CLOSED] comments (87) | links (5) | poll
The Google Connection: Apple and Google are helping each other with the iPhone
Status: [CLOSED] comments (100) | links (5) | poll
The Seduction of AT&T: Why did Apple write Safari for Windows? Because their big customer wants it.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (110) | links (5) | poll
Whistlebox: Video blogging for dummies.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (63) | links (5) | poll

May 2007
Still Crazy After All These Years: I, Cringely is 10 years old.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (147) | links (5) | poll
The Final Days of Google: It is going to be an inside job.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (156) | links (4) | poll
Risk Is for Losers: Google is taking no chances with Universal Search.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (33) | links (5) | poll
The Final Daze: More on IBM's global restructuring
Status: [CLOSED] comments (253) | links (5) | poll
Lean and Mean: 150,000 U.S. layoffs for IBM?
Status: [CLOSED] comments (1117) | links (5) | poll

April 2007
Mean Time Between Failures: We need a search engine for hate.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (113) | links (5) | poll
Saving the Cheerleader: Hiro has a plan to bring TV commercials to the Internet and save the world.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (103) | links (0)
We Don't Need No Stinking Best Effort: Net neutrality may have been just a fantasy all along.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (124) | links (5) | poll
Beyond Net Neutrality: If at first you don't succeed, change the game.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (42) | links (5) | poll

March 2007
Broadcast Denied: It's easier than you think (or even than it ought to be) to get your video pulled from YouTube.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (47) | links (5) | poll
When is a TV not a TV?: When it is an Apple TV - the High Definition DVD-killer.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (42) | links (5) | poll
The $7 TV Network: Neokast brings multicasting to the masses.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (73) | links (5) | poll
The Great Apple Video Encoder Attack of 2007: Cupertino plans to add H.264 hardware support to its entire line. Also, Snapster lives!
Status: [CLOSED] comments (125) | links (5) | poll
Just the Facts Ma'am: iReader finds meaning whether we want it to or not.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (47) | links (5) | poll

February 2007
Just Say No: David Harrison wants to replace your Internet.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (166) | links (5) | poll
Appeerances Can Be Deceiving: What's that 40-gig hard drive doing inside my Apple TV?
Status: [CLOSED] comments (299) | links (5) | poll
DRM Catcher: By the time Steve Jobs calls for the end of Digital Rights Management, it is already dead.
Status: [OPEN] comments (109) | links (5) | poll
WYSIWYB: Honesty (and a little TCP Mustang) is the solution to tomorrow's Internet video problem.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (63) | links (5) | poll

January 2007
Oh Brother Where Art Thou?: The only way left to compete with Google is P2P with a twist.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (89) | links (5) | poll
When Being a Verb is Not Enough: Google wants to be YOUR Internet.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (270) | links (5) | poll
What's in a Name?: That which we call an iPhone by any other name would sound as sweet.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (176) | links (5) | poll
Rupert Murdoch Doesn't Read This Column: Bob's predictions for 2007.
Status: [CLOSED] comments (140) | links (5) | poll