Updated 11:00 AM PST: Microsoft will formally unveil its grand virtualization strategy tomorrow at a Virtualization Deployment Summit in Bellevue, WA, highlighted by the acquisition of Calista Technologies, a deeper alliance with Citrix and initiatives for deploying virtualization from desktops to data centers (see also Mary Jo Foley's take on the announcements).Microsoft, as well as VMware and Citrix's XenSource division, see a fertile greenfield for virtualization.
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Banks have begun opening branches again...but this time, they're looking for something different--some way to create additional value around the customer's branch experience. Here's a partial day in the life.
The blogosphere is busy with rumors of Yahoo laying off up to 20 percent of its workforce (Techmeme), which numbers about 12,000.Silicon Alley Insider reported from a source that the potential layoffs are tied in part to Yahoo's stock performance:The "list" is reportedly the product of a Q4 project in which all group heads were asked to look at redundancies and create their own lists of potential cuts.
Last night the San Francisco Web 2.0 crowd filled the high society Herbst Theatre for the Crunchies, a people's choice award program hosted by my friends from TechCrunch, GigaOm, Venture Beat and ReadWriteWeb.
Sprint Nextel said Friday it plans to lay off 4,000 workers, close 125 of its retail locations and restructure operations in an effort to save $700 million to $800 million by the end of 2008.The restructuring is the first move for new CEO Dan Hesse, who jointed Sprint Nextel Dec.
AMD fumbled the Barcelona launch, lost $1.77 billion in its fourth quarter and has a bandwagon of doubters.
Thus far 2008--all two weeks of it--hasn't been a pretty for the tech industry. Worries about the economy prevail.
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Don't dawdle on Microsoft latest batch of patchesAMD loses $1.77 billion in December quarterBits: IBM: A separate realityDan Farber: Salesforce.
It's been a busy few days highlighted by Macworld and activity on the merger & acquisition front. This week on the Between the Lines podcast, Larry and I give our impressions on the latest Macworld revelations by Steve Jobs.
AMD on Thursday reported a fourth quarter net loss that equaled its revenue total.AMD reported a net loss of $1.