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Reality check: CNET and TechCrunch

Pardon the interruption in our regular programming for some inside techland. Henry Blodget is suggesting that CNET could acquire my friend Mike Arrington's TechCrunch sites for $100 million on the heels of analyst Douglas McIntyre's post explaining why he thinks TechCrunch and other blog operations will eventually be acquired for serious money by big media.

October 3, 2007 by Dan Farber


Amazon sheds light on Dynamo

Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, is outlining details of "Dynamo," an internal operating system that runs the e-commerce giant's storage system. In a post, Vogels said Dynamo will be detailed at the Operating Systems conference in a paper (PDF).

October 3, 2007 by

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Google beefing up Google Apps

Google Apps is a collection of Google services like Docs, GMail, Calendar, and GTalk bundled together in a package that allows businesses to use Google's infrastructure behind their own domain. For small businesses, it's a no-brainer.

October 3, 2007 by Phil Windley


Zoho adds database to office suite

Zoho is filling out it on demand suite with a database and reporting application. Zoho DB can convert spreadsheets into databases and supports pivot tables.

October 3, 2007 by Dan Farber


SAP's Peter Zencke: Inside Business ByDesign

Peter Zencke, a member of SAP’s Executive Board and head of R&D, spent the last fours years developing Business ByDesign, a new foundation for SAP's ERP software. I caught up with him during SAP TechEd ‘07 and asked about the origins of the product and what will differentiate it in the marketplace.

October 2, 2007 by Dan Farber


SAP's parallel approaches to ERP

During his presentation at SAP TechEd '07, Peter Zencke, a member of SAP's Executive Board and head of R&D, made it clear to the 6,000 SAP developers in attendance that the forthcoming Business ByDesign ERP suite for the mid-market is technological milestone for the company. "We put everything into one, NetWeaver end-to-end," he said regarding Business ByDesign.

October 2, 2007 by Dan Farber