At some point every project has to decide when legacy versions will no longer be supported. This is true of open source projects as well--as users of PHP4 are about to find out.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.
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The details of AT&T's iPhone revenue sharing pact with Apple are secret, but one thing is certain: It's bound to be lucrative for Steve Jobs & Co.Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster issued a research note Thursday that puts some estimates on the AT&T-Apple revenue sharing deal.
On today's podcast:WiMax goes national.George Ou on securing hotspots.
Sprint and Clearwire are pooling resources in a venture that could take WiMax nationwide.The two companies said Thursday that they plan to build a national WiMax (4G) network.
Committees in the Senate and House are planning to have fall hearings on how the Google-DoubleClick deal will impact competition.CNN Money reports that the Senate antitrust subcommittee is planning a hearing to delve into how Google's acquisition of Doubleclick will impact Internet advertising.
eBay CEO Meg Whitman said the company is allocating marketing dollars to Google, but also plans to spend with other partners on increase returns.On eBay's earnings conference call Whitman addressed the Google flap last month (eBay pulled its Google ads over a Google Checkout spat).
SAP said Thursday that its second quarter revenue was up 10 percent from a year ago as it gained market share. The enterprise software giant also said it is investing more into "untapped" markets in the midmarket.
Notable headlines:George Ou: A secure Wireless LAN hotspot for anonymous users.Ryan Naraine: Mac worm rumors swirl; Dai Zovi ships unofficial Mac OS X patch.
While on vacation the last two weeks in the Northwest, I've spent my time picking raspberries, chopping wood, herding ducks, whacking weeds and golf balls and lounging at the river.I come back to the usual massive amount of non-essential email, which I weed out with block deletes, and, interestingly, a serious amount of Facebook action.