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On today's podcast:Nokia's battery woes.Google and Sun target Microsoft Office.
Oracle on Tuesday announced the general availability of its flagship database 11g for Linux and outlined its price list.Oracle's 11g launched a few weeks ago, but the big question mark at the time was the pricing scheme for the database.
The American Customer Satisfaction Index for the second quarter was released Tuesday and the brief recap goes like this: Apple is still the top dog in customer satisfaction in the PC market, but is slipping. Yahoo is topping Google.
Nokia on Tuesday issued a product advisory for its BL-5C battery. The problem: The battery, which may affect as many as 46 million devices, could explode.
Notable headlines:Customer satisfaction down among PC buyers.Nokia announces product advisory for BL-5C battery.
United Online's Classmates Media unit filed for a $125 million IPO in what could be a good litmus test for social media plays on Wall Street.Classmates isn't Facebook (all resources), but does have enough name recognition to garner interest for investors looking to buy into the social media hubbub.
The latest build of Firefox 3 has a new download manager and other features that get the browser closer to beta.Images of the download manager are available on Mozilla Links, Ars Technica and CyberNet.
The parts that go into your PC are getting cheaper. And that's good news for Hewlett-Packard and Dell.
Bringing Web 2.0 technologies to the enterprise today is mostly an academic exercise.