This week on the Dan & David Show we discuss the latest twist in SCO's effort to claim ownership of the Unix copyrights. The court ruled that Novell, not SCO, owns the rights, which means the Linux community can breath a sigh of relief.
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Salesforce.com said Wednesday that it is winning larger deployments and that's padding its financial results.
Broadband over powerlines (BPL) may get a much-needed boost from a deal between Current Group and DirecTV. On Wednesday, Current and DirecTV announced a distribution agreement (see Techmeme roundup) that will allow the satellite TV giant to distribute Current's broadband and VOIP services by the end of 2007 and 2008.
SCO took a huge gamble and lost! There never was much hope that they could pull together a team of lawyers better than those at IBM but the potential threat to Linux, whether real or imagined, is gone -- along with any asset value SCO had left. There customer list is all that's left!
On today's podcast:Citrix buys XenSource. What's it mean?
Is Google reinventing corporate management or just living off the fruits of one big breakthrough?It's an interesting question that has no definitive answer.
Citrix said Wednesday that it will acquire privately held XenSource for $500 million in cash and stock in what's likely to be the beginning of a virtualization land grab. The purchase of XenSource is interesting since it puts Citrix into the virtualization market.
Yahoo Local has been refreshed with a bolder look, more useful features and what appears to be better coverage of smaller areas.When I last reviewed Yahoo's search for my Life without Google series the local results were a hang up for me.
Notable headlines:George Ou: Intel turns up the efficiency and performance heat on AMD.Community Wi-Fi comes to San Francisco.
TechCrunch has published a comparison chart of 34 social networking companies and their products. It's not the large colonies of MySpace, Facebook, Bebo or LinkedIn, but the products/services aimed at enabling businesses with social networking software.