Daily Archives: January 13, 2009

Chris Nuttall

Carol Bartz (pic from Yahoo Anecdotal blog)Carol Bartz has just finished her first conference call as Yahoo’s new chief executive. The 60-year-old former Autodesk CEO made a debut that was Sarah Palin-like in its feistiness with comments to analysts such as wanting Yahoo to “kick butt” and a strident appeal for everyone to “give this company some friggin’ breathing room.”

It sounds like Yahoo employees should belt up for an interesting ride with the no-nonsense software veteran. 

Chris Nuttall

Intel kioskOne trend you can expect to see in 2009 is much more intelligence displayed by traditionally dumb devices, everything from digital picture frames to cash registers.

Intel on Monday showed off a proof-of-concept model for a point-of-sale terminal at the National Retail Federation Convention in New York.