Notable headlines:Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Is Ubuntu becoming the generic Linux distro?Paula Rooney: Firefox 3 Beta 5 released, RC1 Freezes April 8Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Firefox 3.
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Research in Motion on Wednesday dispelled any concerns about its competitive stance with strong fourth quarter earnings and a better-than-expected first quarter outlook.For the quarter ending March 1, RIM reported earnings of $412.
Yahoo on Wednesday rolled out oneSearch 2.0, which features a voice enabled mobile search.
Intel on Wednesday unveiled its Atom processors and the refrain is familiar: These chips will power a bevy of mobile Internet devices (MIDs). The larger question: What kind of future will MIDs have?
Update: SAP said Wednesday that it has named Leo Apotheker [at right] co-CEO with Henning Kagermann in a move that solidifies the company's succession plan. Kagermann's contract with SAP runs out in May 2009.
For years, Apple's story--and much of its stock run--has been about the iPod, its halo effect and the making of Steve Jobs' company as a consumer icon. Funny how perception can change in just a few months.
In my previous post about last week's Microsoft Technology Summit, I talked a little bit about the structure of the event and the overtures that Microsoft seems to be making towards the Open Source community. Some of my esteemed industry colleagues feel that Microsoft is never to be trusted, that they are a snake in the grass and a dangerous aggressor, and they are out to crush anyone who opposes them at any cost.
Notable headlines:Dennis Howlett: Leo Apotheker appointed joint CEO at SAPLarry Dignan: Google CIO to jump to EMI; And what does he know about music? TechmemeMary Jo Foley: Will XP's 'execution stay' for emerging markets apply to other countries?
Google CIO Douglas Merrill will reportedly jump ship to EMI to become president of the music label. His mission: Figure out this digital music thing.
The average Apple iPhone user is an avid email reader (not writer) under age 30, browses the Web heavily and may carry a second phone. Meanwhile, a lot of these folks would like a few physical tweaks to the iPhone.