TechCrunch is reporting that November 5 Google, in another fit of competitive expansion (check out Google's funding of a trans-Pacific undersea multi-terabit cable), plans to lift the veil on its answer to Facebook. It was foretold in the 'Tech Talk' video presentation by Google’s Ben Darnell to new Google employees that escaped from the hive and outlined plans to add a social fabric a la Facebook to its applications in coming months.
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Robin Harris' post on whether flash memory will ever replace disk? got me thinking about the false dichotomies we often see in IT.
The Software Freedom Law Center says it has filed the first ever U.S.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says software as a service and the small business markets are interesting, but not terribly profitable. In other words, Ellison largely dismissed SAP's Business ByDesign.
Amazon launched its widget program so associates can add them to Web pages and collect referral fees.In an email to Amazon Associates Friday, folks that collect a referral fee for sending sales Amazon's way, the company outlined widgets.
Notable headline:Ed Bott: Everything you've read about Vista DRM is wrong (Part 3).Robin Harris: Will flash EVER replace disk?
This week SAP finally introduced its on demand Business ByDesign suite, aimed at the mid-market (companies with 100 to 500 employees) and starting at $149 per per month per user but with a $54 a month option for a set of five users with limited usage of the software.It appears to be the initial step in a decade-long transformation of SAP's ERP offerings across all market segments and verticals.
This week on the Dan & David Show we run through the week's major news, including the happenings at salesforce.com's Dreamforce 07 event, the Intel Developer Forum and TechCrunch 40.
Oracle reported Thursday fiscal first quarter net income of $840 million, or 16 cents a share, on revenue of $4.5 billion.
AMD rolled out its Phenom triple core processor and the reactions ranged from "triple core is a marketing spiel" to "triple core gives consumers another option." Both reactions miss the big picture.