Microsoft announced that it is acquiring Parlano, maker of MindAlign, an enterprise group chat application. The deal is expected to close in Q4 of this year.
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Sun is holding an Emerging Markets Summit on its Menlo Park, CA campus. CEO Jonathan Schwartz led off the event with this statement: "The Internet is the most powerful social utility the world has ever seen.
VeriSign released its second quarter 2007 Domain Name Industry Brief. Global registered domain names totaled more than 138 million, a 31 percent increase over the same quarter in 2006 and an eight percent increase over the first quarter of this year.
Barney Pell has a passion for artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP). His latest foray into those related fields is Powerset, a search engine that he hopes will challenge Google.
I listened to a Burton Group briefing on whether or not the iPhone is enterprise ready. The briefing started with a slide show that concluded "that while the iPhone will fundamentally influence future smart phones, it isn't enterprise ready.
Apple confirmed a September 5 "special event" so now the handicapping of the announcement can begin in earnest. Officially, Apple is introducing new digital media offerings, according to a bunch of folks who got the invite.
Zoho is finally turning its set of applications into more of an integrated product suite. Today, Zoho introduced Start Page (beta, of course), which serves as a console for Zoho Writer, Sheet and Show.
SAP is arguing for a "prompt resolution" of the Oracle suit, which alleges "corporate theft on a grand scale."Oracle and SAP on Tuesday filed their case management conference statement in the lawsuit.
Seagate upped its fiscal first quarter earnings projections by 50 percent as hard drive prices increased amid strong PC demand. That's great for Seagate.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft releases two Vista hotfix packs via Windows UpdateFree Software Foundation: No GPLv3 exemptions for Microsoft Ed Burnette: GPLv3 Myth #4: GPLv3 undercuts the Microsoft/Novell dealRyan Naraine: MSN Messenger vulnerable to 'highly critical' webcam flaw.Engadget: Google is working on a mobile OS, and it's due out shortly.