While we are in the slow week of summer, the tech industry does not take much of a vacation. This week VMware went public, Citrix acquired XenSource and virtualization and hypervisors are in vogue.
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The mortgage industry is in a shambles as the credit market unravels amid bad subprime mortgages. That's part of the reason why the stock market has been plunging of late.
Updated below: A study has determined that iPhone's touchscreen is two times slower than QWERTY phones when it comes to texting. OMG!
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: The first Office 2007 Service Pack 1 beta is out.Larry Dignan: Salesforce.
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a battery that's basically a piece of paper impregnated with carbon nanotubes. Robert Linhardt, the senior researcher on the project says that the device isn't built from pieces, but rather it's a single integrated device.
This week on the Dan & David Show we discuss the latest twist in SCO's effort to claim ownership of the Unix copyrights. The court ruled that Novell, not SCO, owns the rights, which means the Linux community can breath a sigh of relief.
Salesforce.com said Wednesday that it is winning larger deployments and that's padding its financial results.
Broadband over powerlines (BPL) may get a much-needed boost from a deal between Current Group and DirecTV. On Wednesday, Current and DirecTV announced a distribution agreement (see Techmeme roundup) that will allow the satellite TV giant to distribute Current's broadband and VOIP services by the end of 2007 and 2008.
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!
On today's podcast:Citrix buys XenSource. What's it mean?