Sun Microsystems on Monday reported fiscal fourth quarter earnings of $329 million, or 9 cents a share, on revenue of $3.83 billion.
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Symantec is working on Dark Vision, an application for visualizing and tracking the underground economy that trades in personal data, such as credit card and social security numbers. "We are looking into their clubhouse," said Mark Bregman, CTO of Symantec.
Despite my initial euphoria about Verizon's FiOS service--no outages and everything is just swell so far--the bill eventually comes due. And that first one is a zinger.
On today's podcast:Microsoft Works to become ad supported.New Vista packs provide updates that were supposed to be in SP1.
Xerox on Monday announced a 'green' paper that promises to cut costs and environmental impact. The paper, dubbed the Xerox High Yield Business Paper, is designed for high-volume commercial printing (think bills and newspaper).
Sony has announced a flat, 2.5" (diagnoal), 120 x 160 pixel display so flexible that it can roll up into a 1" cylinder.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: German hacker denied entry into U.S.
This is the summer of Facebook. The social network went from relative obscurity outside of college campuses to the next big thing, with a multi-billion dollar valuation and more than double number of users.
At a Churchill Club event in San Francisco on July 23, moderator Dave Margulius of Enterprise Insight discussed the current hype surrounding Web 2.0 with panelists Doug Merrill, vice president of engineering at Google, and CIOs David Bergen of Levi Strauss, Doug Schwinn of Hasbro, and Randall Spratt of McKesson.
Update below: On Wednesday, I ordered a Fedora laptop for $150. On Thursday, I called the reseller of this item to get a feel for customer service and figure out whether my buyer's remorse was justified.