The spam via Yahoo Messenger is becoming insufferable--and the junk messages are piling up.In recent weeks, I've received anywhere from six to a dozen spam IMs a day.
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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.
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Cisco plans to invest as much as $16 billion over the next five years in China. That's nearly double the $8.
Notable headlines:Dan Farber: Everex delivers $198 err $199 Google-friendly PC.IBM touts enterprises free of fear and $1.
IBM is marshaling its hundreds of security products and thousands of consultants to enable what it calls “an enterprise free of fear." Given that an enterprise free of fear is like declaring world peace, I asked Stuart McIrvine, director of IBM’s Corporate Security Strategy, to explain the concept.
With Google's OpenSocial plans out of the bag, I checked out how some of the chosen few--Slide, NewsGator, Ning and salesforce.com--think about the new APIs and how they plan to apply them.
Yahoo offered up an official statement about Google's OpenSocial APIs:“Social networking platforms are an emerging space and we believe there is a need for the industry to collectively develop several different sets of common standards to drive growth and innovation in this area.
As the Google OpenSocial train pulls out of the station (see Techmeme)with some passengers on board, we are waiting for the reaction of those who have chosen not to go along for ride at this point. Major Facebook developers, such as iLike and Slide, have jumped aboard.
Everex has teamed up with open source players to create a $198 PC (sans display). The Everex Green gPC TC2502 runs a Linux OS and is loaded with (or has links to) free applications, including Gmail, Google Docs & Spreadsheets, Google Calendar, Google Product Search, Google Blogger, Google YouTube, Google Maps, Google News, Meebo (instant messaging), GIMP (image editing), Firefox, Xing Movie Player, RhythmBox (iTunes substitute), Faqly (tech support), Facebook, Skype and OpenOffice.
Cisco and Wipro will team up in a strategic alliance that aims target emerging markets. The alliance comes just a day after a similar partnership with Satyam to target the health care market.
Dell has climbed out of accounting purgatory, officially restated more than four years of financial results and put an ugly chapter behind the company. But none of those moves fix a reeling consumer business.