Word of Microsoft's big announcement in about an hour is out. The news: Microsoft is pledging not to sue open source companies over products that connect to its software.
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Research in Motion on Thursday confirmed its outlook for its fiscal fourth quarter and expects to add more subscribers than initially projected.RIM said it expect fourth quarter subscriber additions to be 15 percent to 20 percent higher than the 1.
The Cleveland Clinic has announced a partnership with Google that will essentially be a soft launch of the long-awaited Google Health personal health record service. Privacy concerns may not be too far behind.
TechRepublic has a top 10 of signs indicating that your IT project is about to get cut. The top 10 highlights how projects can run amok and chances are you may have lived through a few of these management woes.
Notable headlines:Nate McFeters: Black Hat, Day 1: Cracking GSM and skimming ATMsGeorge Ou: Design flaw in wireless VoIP handsets endanger the enterpriseMary Jo Foley: Microsoft fleshes out small-, mid-size Windows server plans Microsoft suspends distribution of Vista SP1 prerequisite updateLiveStation: Another Microsoft Silverlight touch pointEd Bott: How do you benchmark real-world work?Jason O'Grady: MacBook Pro Penryn update imminent.
Apple and Adobe--long time partners that propel product cycles for each other--are in a big spat over the iPhone.The problem: Apple's iPhone doesn't support Flash Player.
On the surface Garmin's fourth quarter results could be summed up in one word: Wow. But there are cracks in the model and worries about falling prices abound.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates downplayed worries about the cultural differences between the software giant and Yahoo.After reading News.
Via a project called H-Store, Mike Stonebraker proposes to manage high-end OLTP databases entirely in RAM, with no disks, no redo logs, little multi-threading, and only optimistic locking. And by the way, he wants to replace SQL with Ruby or Python.
Venture capital funding in Chinese information technology companies was $992 million in 2007, down 9 percent from 2006, according to data from Dow Jones VentureSource.The slowdown in venture funding for technology companies is striking given that funding in China hit its highest level in six years with $2.