News Corp. has won Dow Jones and Rupert Murdoch got his big catch--The Wall Street Journal.
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Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
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CBS doesn't break out the revenue of its interactive properties, but it sure does talk about them a lot. The big takeaway from CBS' earnings conference call was the importance of its Internet properties to its future.
Notable headlines:Jason O'Grady: iPhone software update 1.0.
Tonight when I plugged my iPhone in, iTunes informed me that an update, version 1.0.
comScore published its latest numbers on global social network growth. MySpace.
The 451 Group has issued a research report maintaining that BMC, HP, IBM and CA are "ripe for a shake-up from open source systems management players. " Open source vendors covered in the 60-page report titled "Managing in the Open: The Next Wave of Systems Management" and written by Jay Lyman and Raven Zachary, include Alterpoint, GroundWork Open Source, Hyperic, Open Country, The OpenNMS Group, Qlusters and Zenoss.
Apple may be cutting production plans for the iPhone and/or prices. Connecting a few dots on various Apple items today TheStreet.
Updated throughout: Facebook has been inaccessible this morning, giving a wake up call to those who have become addicted to the service. Call it Facedown.
TechRepublic's Jason Hiner reports that IBM plans to consolidate 4,000 small servers into 30 Linux mainframes.According to Jason, each mainframe is the size of a refrigerator.
Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie states the obvious when he notes that consumer technology is leading the industry these days. Shame he's just trying to justify the red ink spent on Microsoft's various consumer forays.