The enterprise open source software parade continues with Talend, which is bringing its data integration software. Talend Open Studio v2.
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Kari Barlow hasn't had any complaints about using Google Apps for Education, but is waiting for an email migration tool to finish her move out of the student email business. Barlow, assistant vice president at the Arizona State University's technology office, was mentioned as one of Google's reference customers in an October Google Apps for Education case study.
Fashmatch.com allows you to mix and match pictures of real shoes, clothing and accessories...
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft inks more Novell-like patent-infringement deals.Larry Dignan: Can multimedia make thin clients in (finally)?
As promised, salesforce.com is unbundling its Apex development platform from its CRM suite of applications.
NEC Corp. thinks it has found a way to finally usher in the era of thin clients--bring enhanced multimedia capabilities to the devices.
Scientists in Britain have succeeded in printing electronic circuits using a standard ink jet printer. This article from New Scientist describes the feat and includes pictures of some of the circuits produced including cell phone antennas and RFID chips.
Redmonker James Governor argues that IBM is too risk averse, large-enterprise focused, and lacks a strong presence at the core of the Internet. His solution to IBM's apparent conservatism (which is how the mainframe obsessed IBM missed out on the PC revolution at first) is that the company should acquire Amazon: Buying the company could be a transformative acquisition that would bring IBM new opportunities in both business process outsourcing (BPO) and grassroots development.
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, I moderated a panel on Web 2.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) reported a whopping loss, was crushed by Intel and flopped in the first quarter under any metric you choose. The good news: It's promising a game-changing restructuring.