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On sheep

Digital Angel Corp recently received a patent for a miniature Radio Frequency ID (RFID)-based device that reports an animal's body temperature. What I want to know is, why stop with temperature...and why stop with animals?

November 14, 2007 by Ed Gottsman

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Next up for Salesforce: A Windows-like browser-based desktop user interface?

We've already seen Web-based desktops from the likes of Laszlo with its Webtop (see video) and from Sapotek with its Desktoptwo (see video) -- both of which pursue different models (the former, you must host behind your firewall; the latter is hosted multitenant style by Sapotek) and both of which encourage third-party developers to join the ecosystem with their own applications for the two platforms.

November 14, 2007 by David Berlind


Larry Ellison: First Fusion apps to arrive early in 2008

For the final Oracle OpenWorld keynote, singer Billy Joel, part of the evening entertainment lineup, introduced Larry Ellison, who is celebrating 30 years at the helm of the company he co-founded.He announced that the first Fusion applications would come out early in 2008, focusing on salesforce automation, with pre-built integration packs for Oracle's E-Business Suite ERP.

November 14, 2007 by Dan Farber


Michael Dell promises 'Greenprint' reference architecture

Michael Dell used his keynote at Oracle OpenWorld for product promotion and teased the audience with a "green" reference architecture. "In the next year Dell will introduce a reference architecture--the Greenprint (not to be confused with GreenPrint, a software provider that lets users manipulate documents in a print preview mode to eliminate superfluous graphics, text, or entire pages).

November 14, 2007 by Dan Farber

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How much will you reveal?

I was talking to a friend yesterday about what we'd be willing to reveal to Google or Yahoo! to get better search results?

November 14, 2007 by Phil Windley


Sun launches xVM virtualization platform

At Oracle OpenWorld Rich Green, executive vice president of software at Sun, unveiled his company's latest twist on virtualization--the Sun xVM platform. Sun xVM is based on the Xen hypervisor and supports Windows, Linux and Solaris guest operating systems, Green said.

November 14, 2007 by Dan Farber


Dell becomes official reseller of Sun's Solaris

Michael Dell joined Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz on stage at Oracle OpenWorld to announce that Sun's open source Solaris 10 operating system would be shipping on Dell servers. "We heard from customers that they want better support for Solaris," Dell said.

November 14, 2007 by Dan Farber