Sun Microsystems is becoming a bit of a battleground company for analysts. On the plus side, Sun has implemented good cost controls and ongoing profits.
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Notable headlines:Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: This Leopard bug beats anything Vista has to offer. Tom Karpick: Massive data loss bug in Leopard.
meebo is building on the momentum of it platform push in a new partnership with the Joost. meebo's real-time chat solution, meebo rooms, will be integrated with Joost’s IPTV distribution platform.
On the heels of today's announcement by Google of the Open Handset Alliance, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz has published a blog headlined Congratulations Google, Red Hat and the Java Community! The blog entry goes onto categorize the initial OHA platform (called Android) as Google's "new Java/Linux phone platform.
In the afternoon session at the Defrag conference, some old friends took the stage to defrag some things. Dick Hardt is well known for his Identity 2.
In this week's issue of eWEEK.com, I came across an interesting piece entitled Server OS Numbers at Issue which should get the attention of many Linux aficionados.
When Michael Barrett (CISO, Paypal) heard the Eric Nolin was putting on Defrag, he called up and said "I'd like to come and talk because this stuff scares the hell out of me." His key messages: (a) we're doomed to repeat history if we ignore it and (b) security is hard.
David Weinberger of the Harvard Berkman Center and author of "Everything is Miscellaneous" kicked of the Defrag conference with a talk titled "The Rise of the Implicit." His thesis is that we have a natural tendency to focus on what's explicit, but the explicit has certain characteristics that mislead us if that is the only focus.
Google rolled out its mobile plans Monday in a group it calls the Open Handset Alliance, an effort that encompasses the search giant's Android software and a bevy of partners.Andy Rubin, director of mobile platforms at Google, wrote in a post.
Oppenheimer analyst Sandeep Aggarwal is putting some big revenue figures behind Google's mobile applications plans.Aggarwal used the search giant's mobile strategy to up his price target to $850.