SCO took a huge gamble and lost! There never was much hope that they could pull together a team of lawyers better than those at IBM but the potential threat to Linux, whether real or imagined, is gone -- along with any asset value SCO had left. There customer list is all that's left!
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On today's podcast:Citrix buys XenSource. What's it mean?
Is Google reinventing corporate management or just living off the fruits of one big breakthrough?It's an interesting question that has no definitive answer.
Citrix said Wednesday that it will acquire privately held XenSource for $500 million in cash and stock in what's likely to be the beginning of a virtualization land grab. The purchase of XenSource is interesting since it puts Citrix into the virtualization market.
Yahoo Local has been refreshed with a bolder look, more useful features and what appears to be better coverage of smaller areas.When I last reviewed Yahoo's search for my Life without Google series the local results were a hang up for me.
Notable headlines:George Ou: Intel turns up the efficiency and performance heat on AMD.Community Wi-Fi comes to San Francisco.
TechCrunch has published a comparison chart of 34 social networking companies and their products. It's not the large colonies of MySpace, Facebook, Bebo or LinkedIn, but the products/services aimed at enabling businesses with social networking software.
My friend Steve Gillmor has been bloviating about the death of bloated Microsoft Office for years. Google's cloud-based apps are poised to put a stake in the heart of Microsoft's Office business, which accounted for the majority $16.
Google recently took a hit for a blog post by a salesperson who was evangelizing healthcare clients that the spending marketing funds Google ads could counter the negative publicity from Sicko. But Google's real interest in healthcare is more about its search and hosting businesses, as reported by Steve Lohr in the New York Times.
Update 2: VMware shares closed at $51.Update 1: As of 11:15 am.