Internet pioneer and Google Vint Cerf was first up for the afternoon part of Google's Analyst Day. Cerf gave out some Internet stats, as a context for the world in which Google lives and CEO Eric Schmidt and co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page run the business:1.
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Updated: Guess Facebook isn't a fad after all. And Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer put up $240 million to prove it.
VMware's first quarter as a public company was an impressive one.The company on Wednesday reported third quarter earnings of $65 million, or 18 cents a share, on revenue of $358 million.
During the Google Analyst Day, Tim Armstrong, president of commerce and advertising for North America, was asked how the MySpace ad deal was going and whether he could share any information about a relationship with Facebook (at this time there are some reports that Microsoft has won the deal to serve ads for Facebook outside the U.S.
Microsoft isn't the bridesmaid this time. According to News.
During Google's Analyst Day, Googler Paul McDonald asked the crowd of press and analyst attendees to stand and recite a developer pledge of allegiance.One platform with access for all.
Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk shares his thoughts on Mark Cuban's rumba and his exit from the "Dancing with the Stars" competition.In the end, as so many in the tech world before him, he couldn't do sexy.
The universe might be expanding but the tech universe is shrinking. Just as Oracle and SAP are dividing up what's left of value in enterprise software, Google and Microsoft are in competition to dominate the advertising and social networking spaces, with Yahoo trailing behind.
Adjacent to a booth hosting all of Microsoft's software was a rather odd sight at Interop. A karaoke, guitar-laden extravaganza (exaggeration alert).
Google Matthew Glotzbach, Product Management Director Google Enterprise, gave a keynote on innovation at the Interop 2007 and the talk was so dry I was forced to innovate.After 45 minutes of innovation cliches--fail wisely, move fast, etc.