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Progress report on the OpenSocial Web

Google is releasing applications built on the Open Social API running on Orkut at the end of this month, and is holding "hackathons" February 7-8 and February 14-15 at Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters for OpenSocial developers.In addition, MySpace unveiled its Developer Platform today, which uses the OpenSocial APIs to give developers the capability to run their applications on MySpace or any other "container" that supports OpenSocial.

February 5, 2008 by Dan Farber


HP takes aim at Teradata with Neoview mousetrap

Last week I chatted with Ben Barnes, vice president and general manager of the HP's Business Intelligence Group. The former general manager of IBM's Global Business Intelligence Solutions Division was hand-picked by HP CEO Mark Hurd to take an old friend--Teradata, the leader in enterprise data warehousing.

February 5, 2008 by Dan Farber


News to know: Windows Server 2008; MySpace developers; Zimbra

Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: What will run on Windows Server 2008--and whenNo Vista SP1 bits for users until mid-MarchWindows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1 are good to goBallmer outlines Microsoft's eight long-term growth betsVista marketing chief to bid Microsoft adieuGeorge Ou: Windows Server 2008 and Vista SP1 RTMChristopher Dawson: Will Vista SP1 finally make the upgrade worth it?

February 4, 2008 by


Zimbra adds offline access, instant messaging

Yahoo suitor Microsoft probably isn't looking for an open source collaboration suite with native email, contacts, calendar, and task synchronization to Outlook 2007, but the object of its affection just happens to have one.Zimbra, which Yahoo acquired in September 2007 for about $350 million in cash, is rolling out Zimbra Collaboration Suite 5.

February 4, 2008 by Dan Farber


MySpace launches developer network

MySpace on Tuesday said that it is launching the MySpace Developer Platform in a move that will open up the site to third party applications.Like Facebook, MySpace is looking to open up an avalanche of third party development for its platform, but there are a few twists.

February 4, 2008 by


LiMo's Linux mobile device platform on tap

The LiMo Foundation said the first release of its Linux-based platform for mobile devices is on track for March delivery.LiMo, a consortium of mobile industry players including Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic, Samsung Electronics and Vodafone, added that its handset software and its application programming interface (API) specs will also be delivered in March.

February 4, 2008 by

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