A pair of security surveys were released Tuesday and the findings aren't pretty. First up, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) released a survey on information security breaches.
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At TechCrunch 40 morning session two startups with weird names cracked some of the pain points with communications applications. Xobni (inbox spelled backwards) helps to make sense out of the mess of Microsoft Outlook.
On today's podcast:Microsoft Office is under fire by multiple parties, including IBM and Google.Yahoo buys Zimbra.
The Bandit Project (sponsored by Novell) has released DigitalMe for the Mac. DigitalMe is the Novell brand for their Infocard selectors that are compatible with Microsoft's CardSpace.
AT&T said Tuesday that it has won a deal to be the prime network management and maintenance contractor for Sun Microsystems. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
It's like a deja vu all over again, a battle of two major forces played over and over. Once again IBM is making an attempt to take down Microsoft, this time the lucrative Office franchise.
IBM is reportedly going to offer free software to compete with Microsoft Office, Google launched its PowerPoint wannabe and Yahoo acquires Zimbra in a really nice move that could be a precursor to Yahoo Office. In between those announcements there's OpenOffice 2.
AMD added a triple-core processor to its desktop roadmap and could find itself with some open field in the core wars. The processor, the AMD Phenom, has three brains--computational cores on a single die of silicon.
OnForce, an online marketplace for IT labor, has raised $6.75 million in a Series A1 round of venture financing.
Notable headlines:Dan Farber: Yahoo scoops up Zimbra for $350 million. Larry Dignan: With Zimbra, Yahoo Office is a possibility.