Can eBay still be eBay as it moves toward a fixed pricing model?Possibly, but it's going to be really difficult to change its auctioneer image.
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Microsoft and Novell said Wednesday that the software giant will invest more into the companies' SUSE Linux partnership. As part of the agreement, Microsoft will buy up to an additional $100 million in SUSE Linux support certificates.
Windows upgrades and service packs are great when they actually solve problems or add cool new features. Unfortunately, updates sometimes introduce new problems or whack a feature you find really useful.
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Salesforce.com said Wednesday that it will acquire InStranet, which provides knowledge management software for call centers, and integrate its technology with its existing CRM customer service and support offering.
When you're talking tech, it never hurts to have a convertible BMW on stage with you. The afternoon keynote speeches at the Intel Developer Forum covered a lot of ground and some eye candy to keep us focused on what a couple of hours of geek speak can morph into, in the form of products.
At the Intel Developer Forum on Tuesday, Intel Chairman Craig Barrett launched the $400,000 Inspire-Empower Challenge for solving world problems with technology. Barrett is increasingly taking a leading role as a key ambassador of the IT industry to the United Nations and the rest of the world.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about the class action lawsuit against Facebook over their Beacon advertising program. They discuss the consequences of possible privacy violations, how Beacon changed to an "opt-in" program, and why CEO Mark Zuckerberg's admission of guilt may have been a bad move.
HP on Tuesday reported fiscal third quarter earnings of $2 billion, or 80 cents a share, on revenue of $28 billion, up 10 percent from a year ago. Excluding items, HP reported earnings of 86 cents a share, 3 cents ahead of Wall Street estimates.
Intel chairman Craig Barrett, introduced as the company's chief ambassador, delivered the opening keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum this morning, highlighting technological innovation and its impact on the globe - just as you'd expect him to do. But Barrett - with a quick apology for briefly jumping into politics - also had a subtle message for Washington.