CIO Insight published its annual Vendor Value survey, with Red Hat coming out on top. A total of 472 respondents from companies ranging from $5 million to over $1 billion in revenues completed the survey in September 2007.
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Real businesses have colonized Second Life. Toyota, for example, has a showroom from which you can test drive a simulated Toyota Scion. Dell has a large building that serves as a pass-through to its website. And T-Mobile has a brand promotion area dedicated to music and dancing. But many of the "real world" businesses that opened in Second Life are struggling.
The flowery prose about Google is flying. Wall Streeters can barely contain themselves with the accolades.
Firefox 3 Beta 1 is available for download, but Mozilla recommends that only those with a strong stomach download this release. That disclaimer aside Firefox 3 Beta 1 seems pretty stable in the early going.
Notable headlines:Paula Rooney: Firefox 3 Beta 1 to be released.Larry Dignan: SAP: TomorrowNow for sale, execs resign.
With the introduction of its Kindle ebook reader, music and video services, Amazon's Jeff Bezos is stepping further into the magic kingdom of Steve Jobs' Apple. In fact, Bezos and Jobs seem to be on a collision course.
SAP said several TomorrowNow executives have left the company and the software giant is mulling over its options for the unit--including a possible sale.SAP's TomorrowNow unit has been the subject of a lawsuit launched by Oracle.
Hewlett-Packard reported better than expected fourth quarter results Monday and delivered a solid outlook for its upcoming quarter.HP said its fourth quarter earnings were $2.
Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk has found the perfect mashing of technology, fantasy and reality to fulfill his dream of owning a sports franchise.There are probably enough readers of this site who, bored with their jobs, their sniveling, ignorant bosses and the fact that none of their co-workers find them beautiful, use their laptops to fulfill certain fantasies.
Guest post: Josh Taylor is the director of ZDNet and its sister site TechRepublic. Keep an eye out for Josh's product review blog later this year.