For those looking to get back into the swing of things, here are some interesting links from today and over the weekend.
- The 15 biggest tech disappointments of 2007--PC World lists the top tech letdowns of the year and, not surprisingly Vista tops the list. Zune was No. 11 and Office 2007 was No. 9. Ouch! If it makes Redmond feel any better. Apple's Leopard came in at No. 8.
- Google gets ready to rumble with Microsoft--Another in-depth look at the battle between the two software giants. It's a good read with some revealing anecdotes about what makes the two companies tick. (The New York Times via CNET News.com)
- Study: Googling oneself is more popular--Wow, 53 percent aren't Googling themselves, according to a Pew study. (AP)
- Unintended victims of Gates Foundation generosity--The Los Angeles Times has a lengthy look at the healthcare needs that fall outside of the Gates Foundation's work in Africa, which focuses on AIDS, TB and malaria.
- Microsoft in denial: Google threat is classic disruption--An interesting post by Henry Blodget on the extent of the Google's challenge to Microsoft's core business. (Silicon Alley Insider)