ThinkSecret and Apple have settled a long running lawsuit with a terse statement. The upshot: ThinkSecret protects its sources (good).
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Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
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Notable headlines:George Ou: Hitting 50W peak on a dual-core desktop computerMary Jo Foley: Internal Microsoft IE 8 build passes the Acid standards test. MSDN blog.
Adobe has contributed its virtual machine to Mozilla's Tamarin project. Under the arrangement, Adobe will contribute source code from its ActionScript Virtual Machine, which uses the scripting language engine in FlashPlayer 9.
Oracle on Thursday reported fiscal second quarter net income of $1.3 billion, or 25 cents a share, on revenue of $5.
Earlier this month I spoke with Lloyd Taylor, vice president of technical operations at LinkedIn and formerly Google's director of global operations and Keynote Systems' vice president of technology and operations. He discusses his past experience building and scaling data centers at Google and how it differs from his new role, managing a high value and less trafficked network (17 million members) at LinkedIn:"The challenge in scaling LinkedIn is really not the number of visits.
After months of prototyping and in the post-Beacon calm, Facebook launched Friend Lists, which allows members to organize "friends" into buckets, such as business, family, acquaintances, enemies...whatever phrase appropriately describes a list of people.
Social networks are growing like weeds. This creates a difficult weeding problem for enterprises, who fear adverse impact from employees spending time and sharing company info in Facebook groups, which aren't protected by corporate firewalls.
Forecaster Mark Anderson of the Strategic News Service (SNS) has published his top ten predictions for next year. As a context for his predictions, Mark noted that IT spending outside the U.
Microsoft has landed Viacom as an exclusive advertising partner. With the deal, announced Wednesday, Microsoft gets another customer for its Atlas ad platform and splits revenue on remnant inventory.
Dell is adding Ubuntu 7.10, also known as Gutsy Gibbon, to its consumer Linux lineup in the U.