Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik responded to Oracle's attack on its business, slashing supports costs for Red Hat Linux by half, by saying that his company will not cut prices. The remarks were made during an interview on CNBC, after the Red Hat stock tanked by nearly 25 percent after the Oracle announcement of a competitive service.
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I saw some of the Six Apart team on Friday, Ben and Mena Trott and Andrew Anker, post launch of their new, user-friendly blogging service, Vox. While an estimated 57 million blogs have been fired up, with a large portion now in hibernation or abandoned, blogging tools have been too obtuse and cranky for mere mortals, especially those who are over 30 and haven't drunk the digital lifestyle kool-aid.
You'd have to be hiding under a rock to not have heard about how President Bush has publicly referred to the Internet as "the Internets" and Google as "the Google." But as a Friday end-cap, before you wrap things up, be sure to check out CNN's coverage of GW's alleged gaffs.
For years, there have been a handful of companies trying to figure out how to erect a toll booth on the Web, if not the Internet altogether. In other words, they've been looking for some way to ensure that the Internet or some portion thereof can't work unless they get to collect a royalty on the majority of the Internet's traffic.
Some of the world's top crypto minds shared the stage at the Thirty Years of Public-Key Cryptography anniversary event at the Computer History Museum last night. NYT reporter John Markoff, who has covered Silicon Valley for 30 years, was master of ceremonies, and started off by saying the no technology has had a more profound impact than cryptography, and that the role of public-key cryptography has been under appreciated for its role in the Internet.
Jim Allchin's a'bloggin, pee on Microsoft's Vista bus, and three migration tools. The Vista full-court press begins
I've heard this sound before. It's the sound of Microsoft revving up its engines as it prepares to launch an all out marketing blitz for a new operating system.
My stablemates at ZDNet blog-central have been busy the last couple days. Here are some of the highlights from around our network.
Prior to the Thirty Years of Public Key Cryptography event at the Computer History Museum, I caught up with Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie. Of course, I asked him what his thinking was on delivering a full-blown Web office suite to compete with the likes of Google Docs & Spreadsheets, Zoho, ThinkFree and other upstart browser-based suites and applications.
Yesterday, Microsoft CEO came to our news room to talk about Microsoft's plans across a variety of fronts. The one that interests me is the company's plans for its forthcoming Zune.