Earthmine has come up with the notion of "indexing reality." At DEMOfall 07, the company previewed its technology, which gathers, analyzes and communicates location-based information, the flow of data from the street to the Web.
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Propel Software introduced its PBM (Personal Bandwidth Manager) at DEMOfall 07. The software download automatically prioritzes network traffic on a computer.
Here is a claim worth investigating. At DEMOfall 07 Talari Networks introduced a networking technology that it said will do for enterprise WANs what RAID did for storage.
Facebook may be getting instant messaging.Sam Sethi at blognation UK says he was given a sneak preview of a new Facebook IM client that will go beta on Friday.
Red Hat's second quarter results were in line with estimates on strong subscription revenue. Red Hat reported second quarter earnings Tuesday of $18.
At DEMOfall 07, Fusion-io introduced the next big thing in storage, a NAND flash PCI Express card with up to 640 gigabytes that offers performance at DRAM bandwidth, a thousand times faster than a disk drive, according to David Flynn, CTO and co-founder of the company. "The ioDrive collapses an enterprise SAN to a PCI Express card," he said.
A federal jury has ruled that Vonage has to pay $69.5 million in damages to Sprint Nextel for using its patents.
At DEMOfall 07, CoComment and Relevant Mind showed off products that tap into the wisdom of conversations. Both services crawl millions of conversations (comments, discussions, forum on more than 200,000 Web sites) to create searchable databases.
Amazon on Tuesday launched a beta of its DRM-free music store with two million songs available. The effort is the latest in several milestones pointing to the death of digital rights management software for music.
PlanHQ has a focused plan--to provide startups, established businesses, investors and advisors with a customizable, on demand planning tool. It's not exactly project management with Gantt charts or an Excel spreadsheet, but more of a living, breathing wiki that captures and manages the elements that make up a strategic plan.