EIC Squared: Retail woes, Obama's CTO, and Microsoft's search future

On this week's EIC Squared podcast, ZDNet's Larry Dignan and CNET's Dan Farber discuss the tanking economy, challenges facing an Obama administration CTO, and Microsoft's search quests.

On this week's EIC Squared podcast, ZDNet's Larry Dignan and I talk about the tanking economy, the challenges facing an Obama administration CTO, and Microsoft's search quests with Verizon Wireless and Yahoo.

The holiday shopping season is looking grim as Circuit City files for bankruptcy and Best Buy lowers its forecast for its fiscal year. When will it ever end?

President-elect Obama has called for a national CTO . Given the complexity of technology infrastructure, the abundance of projects, the squeeze on budgets, and policy controversies, this will be an extremely challenging position.

We also discuss Microsoft's next moves to increase its share of the search market, with Verizon Wireless or Yahoo , or both.

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Dan has more than 20 years of journalism experience. He has served as editor in chief of CBSNews.com, CNET News, ZDNet, PC Week, and MacWeek.

 

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