Forget the Skype acquisition debacle. It's eBay's core business you should be worried about.
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SAP reported solid third quarter results Thursday and announced a deal to supply Wal-Mart with financial applications.First the earnings, SAP, which has recently acquired Business Objects and YASU Technologies, reported third quarter revenue of 2.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Get a sneak peek of Microsoft's Office Live Workspace service. Gallery (right).
Rupert Murdoch and his employee Chris DeWolfe, co-founder of MySpace, took the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit this evening.
Evan Williams, founder of Obvious, the company behind Twitter, gave an interesting and Twitter-like (brief) talk about lessons from developing the software. "Aggressively applying constraints can have unexpected benefits," he said, speaking at the Web 2.
At the Web 2.0 Summit, many of the interviews and presentations are old news or not very filling.
The Web 2.0 Summit kicked off with an interview with Mark Zuckerberg defining the term "social graph.
eBay handily topped Wall Street expectations for the third quarter excluding a charge related to the Skype acquisition.In a statement, eBay reported third quarter earnings excluding the Skype charge of $564 million, or 41 cents a share, on revenue of $1.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs said Wednesday there will be a third party applications developer kit for the iPhone and iPod Touch in February.In a post in Apple's "hot news" section, Jobs said:Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK (software developers kit) in developers’ hands in February.
Microsoft's Office SharePoint Server 2007 is getting an assist from Atlassian Software's Confluence, a leading enterprise wiki, and NewsGator, a leading RSS management platform.At the 2007 Web 2.