Just when you thought you'd seen it all, Microsoft has apparently applied to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a patent on the Really Simple Syndication protocol (RSS). The blogosphere hasn't worked itself up into a tizzy quite yet.
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Red Hat just reported its fiscal third quarter earnings and there are apparently no worries--so far. The company reported adjusted earnings of 14 cents a share, two pennies above Wall Street estimates as compiled by Thomson Financial.
Looking back from 2025, the year 2006 will be remembered for the “You,” the solipsistic Time Magazine Person of the Year selection. The image of the “me’s” and collective “you’s” locked into their computing devices, sloshing around in the primordial Internet social soup, increasingly connected, virtualized, overextended and tracked.
Ask is aiming to double its market share in the search and judging from AskX may just have the mojo to do so. On a conference call Dec.
When Red Hat holds court with financial analysts later today to discuss the company's fiscal third quarter results the conversation is likely to go like this:Analyst: What is the impact on Oracle's Unbreakable Linux on your business? How can you compete?
Headlines of the day: Microsoft releases Longhorn Server test build. Meanwhile, check out the products, people and strategies that disappeared in 2006.
In my earlier post on the Microsoft-Novell deal and its inroads with Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and AIG, there was a reader question about how the money exchanges hands. A spokeswoman for Microsoft clarified:Microsoft sells these SUSE Linux certificates as a reseller and collects the revenue.
Most bloggers are focused on Google's dominant search share (is it 50 percent or 70 percent), but what sticks out most is the free fall Microsoft is suffering through. According to Nielsen/NetRatings, Google's November market share in search was 49.
While attending the Churchill Club event, "Making a List: Fourth Annual What's Hot and What's Not in Personal Technology," I chatted with Walt Mossberg about the latest cell phones, Microsoft's Zune and various gadget accessories.
The Microsoft-Novell Linux pact is going swimmingly. And you thought it was fluff.