Microsoft on Tuesday said that it is releasing Service Pack 1 for Office for Mac and outlined a future roadmap that brings back Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).The software giant outlined the changes in a statement touting that Office 2008 for Mac is "selling faster than any previous version of Office for Mac in the past 19 years.
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The debate around Hewlett-Packard's purchase of Electronic Data Systems follows three primary questions. Is the EDS acquisition another Compaq--a deal that will take years to pay off?
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: HP bidding for EDS; Deal would ramp up services.Dennis Howlett: HP to take out EDS: does it make sense?
Updated: Hewlett-Packard is in talks to acquire Electronic Data Systems in a move that would reshape the technology services and outsourcing market.In a statement Monday, HP and EDS confirmed the talks, first reported by the Wall Street Journal:HP said:HP today confirmed that it is engaged in advanced discussions with Electronic Data Systems Corporation regarding a possible business combination involving the two companies.
AMD on Monday named a new head of its computing solutions group and created a central engineering unit to improve execution at the chipmaker.Among the moving parts:Randy Allen was promoted to lead the computing solutions group at AMD, which focuses on the company's consumer and commercial processors.
Last week, I blogged about the possible future of a unified UNIX GPLv3 operating system "mother distro" comprising the merged source code of the Solaris and Linux kernels (and presumably, the source code of other vendors as well) and related GNU stack with associated tools and applications.
Sprint Nextel said Monday that it has lost more than 1 million customers in the last year.Sprint, which has been busy of late with a WiMax joint venture with Clearwire and alleged takeover overtures from Deutsche Telekom, provided a healthy dose of its financial reality with its first quarter results.
Updated: Google on Monday outlined its Google Friend Connect, a service that promises to insert social features into any application and any site.Sound familiar?
The Register is reporting on a pilot program in the UK under which police officers will have video cameras sticking out of their helmets. The goal is to encourage good behavior on the part of suspects (and, I suppose, on the part of police officers).
Powerset has rolled out its semantic search engine and has managed to get a ton of attention. The larger question for me: Does it deliver?