Amazon launched its widget program so associates can add them to Web pages and collect referral fees.In an email to Amazon Associates Friday, folks that collect a referral fee for sending sales Amazon's way, the company outlined widgets.
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Notable headline:Ed Bott: Everything you've read about Vista DRM is wrong (Part 3).Robin Harris: Will flash EVER replace disk?
This week SAP finally introduced its on demand Business ByDesign suite, aimed at the mid-market (companies with 100 to 500 employees) and starting at $149 per per month per user but with a $54 a month option for a set of five users with limited usage of the software.It appears to be the initial step in a decade-long transformation of SAP's ERP offerings across all market segments and verticals.
This week on the Dan & David Show we run through the week's major news, including the happenings at salesforce.com's Dreamforce 07 event, the Intel Developer Forum and TechCrunch 40.
Oracle reported Thursday fiscal first quarter net income of $840 million, or 16 cents a share, on revenue of $4.5 billion.
AMD rolled out its Phenom triple core processor and the reactions ranged from "triple core is a marketing spiel" to "triple core gives consumers another option." Both reactions miss the big picture.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs was subpoenaed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to give a deposition in the company's option backdating lawsuit. The news, reported by Bloomberg and based on "two people familiar with the matter," indicates that the SEC wants testimony from Jobs in its lawsuit against Nancy Heinen.
TD Ameritrade received warnings that its data leak disclosed recently in early 2006, indicating the actual leak occurred much earlier. According to Network World, which obtained emails indicating TD Ameritrade knew of the issue, an IT security expert warned the online broker starting in Jan.
Zillow said Thursday that it raised $30 million in venture funding. The round was led by Legg Mason Capital Management.
NBC launched NBC Direct in a move to deliver its shows free and ad-supported through NBC.com.