Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Escapee 'Spam King' dead in apparent murder-suicideCBS Denver Video: 'Spam King' Inmate Dies Along With Wife, DaughterMary Jo Foley: Ozzie foreshadows 'Zurich,' Microsoft's elastic cloudMicrosoft to get more 'Apple-like' in PC, phone spaceVista: Whose ‘reality’ do you believe?
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Dell unveiled its data center-hosted desktop product line on Tuesday. Unlike rivals Hewlett-Packard and IBM, Dell didn't build its solution on blade servers but instead opted for a high performance system using a 2U box called the Dell Precision R5400 Rack Workstation.
So does Google have anything up its sleeve, when it comes to the Android mobile communications platform?It better have.
Current Juniper CEO Scott Kriens delivered strong quarter results, said enterprise demand was solid and outlined the primary reason Kevin Johnson was hired as his replacement: He knows how to scale.Ahead of its earnings report (statement) Thursday Juniper made the Johnson news official.
Microsoft on Thursday said that it will acquire DATAllegro, which makes data warehouse appliances.The purchase is expected to "extend the capabilities of Microsoft's mission critical platform," according to a statement.
Vista adoption in the enterprise is mired in the single digits, but is an option for companies that have Windows releases before XP. Nineteen percent of enterprise users use Firefox.
Update: Microsoft had its annual management shakeup--these things tend to happen at the end of the fiscal year--and Kevin Johnson is leaving as head of the company's platform and services division. As a result, Johnson's unit is split into two--Windows and online services--and CEO Steve Ballmer becomes the primary advocate for Windows.
Facebook at its F8 developer powwow had a bevy of announcements that garnered interest, but among the most notable were its efforts to improve the quality of applications on the social networking site.First, the brief recap of Facebook's news (statement, Steve O'Hear's takeaways, Webware and Techmeme roundup):Facebook rolled out its Facebook Connect service, which is a competitor to OpenID.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Researchers borrow from Google PageRank for network defense serviceAttack code published for DNS flawNate McFeters: |)ruid and HD Moore release part 2 of DNS exploit'Spam King' escapes from federal prisoniPhone vulnerable to phishing, spamming flawsZack Whittaker: Another student hacks another police websiteDancho Danchev: McAfee debunks recent vulnerabilities in AV software research, n.
Updated: Amazon's second quarter earnings doubled from a year ago as sales jumped 41 percent and executives said that the e-tailer may be benefiting from a slowing economy courtesy of its free shipping deals.On Wednesday, the company reported net income of $158 million, or 37 cents a share, on revenue of $4.