Hot stories for Friday Sept 18th 2009
Verizon boss hanks up on landline phone business
Saul Hansell, New York Times
Rep. Henry A. Waxman co-signs third Markey Net Neutrality bill
Cecilia Kang, Washington Post
This bill would outlaw reasonable network management and existing legal business models
Google rolls out revamped double click ad exchange
Steve Musil, CNET news
Google CEO questions Murdoch’s online pay plan
Kate Holton – Reuters
Microsoft is previewing Office Web Apps and it looks mighty impressive.
The real time collaboration is something you can’t even do on the native Windows applications. Having the conditional formating in Excel, all the other rich animations in PowerPoint, and native Office compatibility makes this look extremely usable. Microsoft already has had a usable Outlook Web application for a long time and this just seems to be the natural extension for the entire Office Suite.