Xobni ("inbox" spelled backwards) has just gotten an investment from the legendary VC and Sun co-founder Vinod Khosla and others in modest series A funding. The company is developing intelligent add-ons for Microsoft Exchange/Outlook that offer a higher degree of control and smarts to your inbox.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
San Francisco's CIO Chris Vein calls himself an "accidental CIO." His background includes working in and around the White House during Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations.
I noticed a few interesting posts on semantic Web themes. Jon Udell discusses his test driving of Metaweb's Freebase.
Microsoft just released the public beta version of Office Communicator 2007 and Office Communicator Server 2007. David Berlind's Testbed blog has all the details, including a video interview (and podcast) and Office Communicator demo session with Microsoft Unified Communications group product manager Paul Duffy and an image gallery with 15 screen shots showing Office Communicator in action.
Fellow Enterprise Irregular and desconstructor of the ERP giants Dennis Howlett contributes this guest post on the ongoing Oracle vs. SAP battle.
An auction house said Monday that it'll auction several patents covering e-commerce procedures and privacy protection. Ocean Tomo said it will hold its Spring 2007 Live Intellectual Property Auction on April 19.
Verizon wins an injunction over Vonage, the stock plunges (again) and customers should be worried. Does this company have any future?
IBM Research says it will demonstrate a new prototype optical transceiver chipset that "is fast enough to reduce the download time for a typical high definition feature-length film to a single second compared to 30 minutes or more over the best available connectivity today." That's saying something.
Can two Oracle alumni hit bring e-procurement applications to the midmarket? Coupa, a Foster City, Calif.
Notable headlines: Intel to produce chips in China. IBM: Researchers demonstrate fastest optical chipset.