June 1, 2007
Developer day with Google
Verne Kopytoff spends a day at Google camp.
“The event, held in 10 cities across the world, including at San Jose’s convention center, cast Google as friend of software programmers who want to use Google’s data to create a variety online products called mash ups.”
Yesterday, we noted how silly it was for federal authorities to tell the press that by arresting a single spammer that spam could start to drop. While the guy clearly was a big spammer, there’s no shortage of others willing to fill his place. And the idea that this would scare off other spammers is simply false. Other spammers have received huge fines and long jail terms in the past and it hasn’t decreased spam one bit. Also, many of the biggest spammers aren’t based in the US anyway, so they don’t care what’s happening here.
Gates and Jobs reveal secret
Stephan Wellman attends the All Things D conference for the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs keynote.
“Well, not exactly. But Bill G. and Steve were far more amiable than anyone expected they would be this week at the D: All Things Digital conference. Check out this set of video highlights from their conversation.”