Prolific idea-person Chei Wei Wang has developed the "haptic clock," an application that forces your cell phone to vibrate periodically so as to tell you the time.
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.
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Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: HP to wait for Microsoft Home Server update before shipping MediaSmart Server. And on the Microsoft legal circuit...
This week on the Dan & David Show my Between the Lines colleague Larry Dignan fills in for the vacationing David Berlind. We discuss the news this week about Vista Service Pack 1 coming out in beta soon.
Dell on Thursday reported solid second quarter earnings primarily driven by lower component costs, better pricing and enterprise sales. For the second quarter, Dell reported net income of $733 million, or 32 cents a share, on revenue of $14.
To paraphrase and old saying, 'You can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time.' Vista is maturing nicely and and no amount of nay-saying will change that!
Novell's partnership with Microsoft to resell SUSE has drawn fire from many quarters, but in the end the deal appears to have delivered the desired effect: Jump start Novell as a Linux player.That theory seems to be the takeaway today following Novell's third quarter results.
Mercedes-Benz USA will offer the ability to send directions from Google or Yahoo Maps directly from a computer or mobile device to one of their cars. The Search & Send service was developed in conjunction with Google, Yahoo!
Yahoo reorganized its sales team as president Sue Decker shook up the ranks, shuffled managers and said farewell to Greg Coleman as head of global sales. The big picture: This move is really just a down payment on what will be CEO Jerry Yang's new strategy due in a few weeks.
Microsoft's announcement that it is preparing a Vista Service Pack 1 beta in two weeks is curious on many levels. Although Microsoft delivers improvements via service packs I can't help but consider Vista SP1 a do-over.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Vista SP1 beta due in two weeks. Windows Server 2008 release to manufacturing delayed to Q1 2008.