Innovation and tech giants

Authors Clayton Christensen and Michael Raynor have penned a sequal to Christensen’s 1997 book, The Innovator’s Dilemma. The first chapter of The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth , follows AT&T’s search for new identity post-breakup, a $50 billion exercise, according to reviewer Leslie Walker at the Washington Post. Amazon; Powell’s.

Blogs brief Longhorn developers

Using the community-building powers of blogs, Microsoft employees provide development insights into Longhorn, long before the month-end developers conference in Los Angeles. According to Internet.com: Like a developer’s version of “Where’s Waldo,” careful readers of Longhorn-focused and PDC-themed blogs (even “official” sites in Microsoft’s own PDC Web pages) can find leaks and juicy tidbits about

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MSFT bundles 22 patches into one

This week Microsoft released a consolidated Windows XP update that brings together 22 critical updates into one downloadable package. On Wednesday, Microsoft released the first of its cumulative security patches covering five vulnerabilities, four deemed “critical.“