Next month, Microsoft will release the Zune Music player and marketplace which were announced earlier this year. Of course, the hype has been about Zune being an iPod killer, if you listen to some people and even today there were stories about Zune as a potential threat to the iPod.
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After a ceremonial closing bell of NASDAQ by Oracle executives, fed live to NYC, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison took the stage and evangelized for Oracle's scale out grid computing strategy. PC servers if they fail in a grid, you just don't care...
John Wookey, senior vice president of application development, laid out Oracle's applications strategy, including the ephemeral Fusion Project, this morning at OracleWorld. He started off by reassuring the audience that Oracle is committed to deliver a great next generation platform, but also to improve products customers are running today.
First, I want to thank what appears to be hundreds of bloggers that have joined in the effort to help reunite the iPod that I recently found with its owner. Since the initial post that started my Web-based quest, I've also listed the found iPod on Craigslist's lost and found (Boston Area) and checked lostipods.
Is Firefox an IE killer at last? A week after Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 7, Mozilla responds with version 2.
Talk about serendipity. Just when I was lashing NBC executives with a wet noodle for finding scapegoats and planning to take until 2009 to fix its problems (2009?
In our most recent CIO Sessions video, I interviewed Simon Jennings, CIO of Oxfam GB. As a non-profit dealing with issues of poverty and suffering around the world, Oxfam has come up with innovative ways to deliver application services and mobile solutions to remote, and often insecure, locations.
Firefox 2 is officially shipping. Following on Robert Vamosi's evaluation of IE 7, here is his take on the new open source browser:The good: Firefox 2 adds built-in antiphishing protection, search engine suggestions, session festore, inline spell-checking, and Live Titles; the browser is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux; localized versions available in many different languages.
Oracle announced today WebCenter Suite 10g R3, which it describes as a "next-generation user interaction environment." It will deliver task-oriented, contextual, multi-channel interactions for information workers, bringing Web 2.