VMware said Tuesday that it has acquired application virtualization company Thinstall in a move that will broaden the company's desktop capabilities.Privately held Thinstall delivers application virtualization to the desktop and doesn't require preinstalled software and deployment infrastructure.
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Intel reports its fourth quarter results on Tuesday and the consensus seems to be that first quarter targets are going to come down amid slowing PC demand and higher inventory levels.For the record, Wall Street is expecting Intel earnings of 40 cents a share for the fourth quarter on sales of $10.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Veteran Windows architect resigns from MicrosoftIndependent study backs OOXML. EU launches new probe against MicrosoftMacworld:David Morgenstern: Will Macs star at this year's Macworld Expo?
Updated: I've heard from a Microsoft official that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs did not meet at CES in Las Vegas as purported in this post. I'm not sure how this error was introduced into my system, but I will investigate.
Welcome to the new Between the Lines podcast. Now that David Berlind has left ZDNet to join CMP, where he will be working on events, my colleague and one of the top tech bloggers Larry Dignan will co-host the show.
Cisco plans to release a fully native Mac version of its unified communications client at Macworld tomorrow, according to a blog post by Cisco's M. Michael Acosta.
SuccessFactors is one of the software-as-a-service success stories. The company, which delivers human resource (automating performance and talent management), took in more than $100 million in its IPO in November 2007.
SAP provided another data point on the health of the tech economy, outlining that its fourth quarter is on track.On Monday, SAP joined IBM in announcing that the fourth quarter was strong.
Cowen & Co. outlined its top 10 potential technology surprises for 2008 and a slowdown in software as a services is front and center on the list.
Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk follows on my review of Nick Carr's new book with the saga of his own trying exegesis of the text. "You're obsessed with sex," said my ZDNet handler, looking angrier than a caucuser who had just switched his vote from Chris Dodd to Hillary.