Mike Arrington of TechCrunch offers his chessboard logic as to why salesforce.com is acquisition bait and reasons that the company is a good fit for being absorbed by Google.
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McAfee on Monday issued another report on the safety of search engines and found that 4 percent of results link to risky Web sites.The good news is that search engines are generally safer than they were in May 2006 when 5 percent of search engines linked to dangerous sites.
In today's podcast:Palm tries to capture some Apple magic.iPhone coming June 29.
The iPhone frenzy has begun, but let's cut to brass tacks: Can the iPhone really ship 10 million units in 2008?That 10 million figure is what Apple is tossing out there as expectations for iPhone sales (see conference call transcript confirming the figure).
Palm said Monday it will sell a 25 percent stake to private equity firm Elevation Partners. As part of the transaction former Apple executives Jon Rubinstein and Fred Anderson will join Palm's board.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Did Xandros sign a Novell-like patent deal with Microsoft?Jason O'Grady: Apple confirms iPhone release date: June 29.
This week on the Dan & David Show, we talk about the joint interview with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates that took place at the D: All Things Digital conference. It was mostly a reminiscence by the two industry legends (video/transcript), who paved the way for the personal computer revolution.
Major League Baseball has given Slingbox a brushback pitch amid fears that time shifting devices could hamper its online television cash cow.As News.
Oracle said Friday that it has amended its complaint against SAP to add in copyright infringement and breach of contract claims. As a refresher, Oracle filed suit against SAP and its TomorrowNow unit in March.
The Free Software Foundation published its near final draft of the third version of the General Public License and expects to officially publish the license on June 29.The GPLv3--you know the one that's a big risk to the Microsoft-Novell pact--has been tweaked to incorporate feedback and address license compatibility.