Barack Obama unveiled plans for a chief technology officer, support for Net neutrality, improving education, next-generation broadband networks and more research spending. Oh yeah, and there will be more open government and feds using wikis and blogs.
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At Oracle OpenWorld Rich Green, executive vice president of software at Sun, unveiled his company's latest twist on virtualization--the Sun xVM platform. Sun xVM is based on the Xen hypervisor and supports Windows, Linux and Solaris guest operating systems, Green said.
Michael Dell joined Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz on stage at Oracle OpenWorld to announce that Sun's open source Solaris 10 operating system would be shipping on Dell servers. "We heard from customers that they want better support for Solaris," Dell said.
The future of social networking is coming into focus and it looks like Facebook-ish features will be increasingly be integrated into your everyday applications.To wit:Yahoo and Google are looking to integrate social networking into their email applications, reports Saul Hansell at the New York Times.
VeriSign plans to divest its communications, billing and commerce businesses so it can focus on its domain names, Web certificates and identity protection.The strategy, expected to be outlined Wednesday at an analyst meeting, will mean VeriSign will be more focused on what used to be its core business.
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Saul Hansell of the NYT has fleshed out a few threads on the expected strategy from Google and Yahoo on the social networking front. The two will take advantage of their massive numbers of email and personalized page users as a base for a social network.
Oracle showed how it is bringing a social dimension into its software and offered a peek at Fusion applications this afternoon at Oracle OpenWorld. It demonstrated that Oracle has fully grokked the concepts and technologies of Web 2.
Thomas Kurian, senior vice president of Oracle Server Technologies, spent an hour on stage at OpenWorld this morning patiently talking through...
It had to happen. California-based Pudding Media has introduced a free Internet phone service.