On today's podcast:The EU hits Microsoft; Who's next?SCO goes kaput; files for bankruptcy.
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Now that European regulators got their big victory over Microsoft attention should turn to who's next on their hit list. The EU case against Microsoft market position and anticompetitive behavior boiled down to two items:The ability of Microsoft to bundle its media player with Windows considering the company's market share; And whether Microsoft has to share communication protocols on the server side in the name of interoperability.
MuleSource is entering the on demand space with a hosted version of its open source enterprise service bus and integration platform. MuleOnDemand supports a multitude of APIs, frameworks and transports--such as Web Services, MQ Series, JMS, HTTP, REST, SOAP and email--for integrating systems with enterprise applications.
Salesforce.com keeps changing the names, which makes it somewhat confusing if you are trying to cover the company’s quest to upend the software industry.
Updated: Microsoft said Monday it will take the necessary steps to comply with a European Union ruling after an appeal court gave the software giant a stinging defeat. Now Microsoft will have to share code with rivals to ensure interoperability.
Time Warner's AOL said Monday that it will launch a new ad network called Platform A. Platform A is a new entity that bundles a bunch of recent AOL acquisitions, including Advertising.
Notable headlines:Ed Bott: Everything you’ve read about Vista DRM is wrong (Part 1).EU court crushes Microsoft's antitrust appeal.
Sitting at O'Hare airport in Chicago, subject to another United Airlines delay, I found a few tidbits worth sharing before I board the place for San Francisco.On the heels of its annual user conference, BEA investor and so-called corporate raider Carl Ichan is pushing for a sale of the company, and is planning to meet with investors and possibly get involved in formulating a new slate of board members.
Yahoo apparently is foregoing the big acquisition path and betting that it can succeed in a battle against Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and others with a homegrown social network, Mash. It's an invitation-only service at this point.
A few days ago I saw this NSF press release about Dark Web, a project by Hsinchun Chen and his Artificial Intelligence Lab at the University of Arizona to systematically collect and analyze information from terrorist generated Web sites. Then today as I'm driving, I heard Dr.