"Intelligent electronic control software" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. It sounds like a concept from past decades used to describe robotic arms on factory floors or SCADA systems.
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Google said Monday it officially acquired GrandCentral Communications, a voice communications services company that allows you to integrate phone numbers and voice mailboxes into one Web account.Here's what Google had to say:We think GrandCentral's technology fits well into Google's efforts to provide services that enhance the collaborative exchange of information between our users.
In February, the Seventh Circuit of the US Court of Appeals ruled in the case of two police officers who had quietly slipped a GPS tracker into the car of a "suspicious" man. The man sued under the Fourth Amendment (unreasonable searches and seizures).
Zoho doesn't miss an opportunity to connect up with the hot products and services. Last week the company announced a version of its main browser-based applications for the iPhone and today it joined the Facebook revolution.
NetSuite is going public. In a regulatory filing Monday, NetSuite, an on-demand ERP vendor, outlined its financials and intention to become a public company.
On today's podcast:The iPhone report card.NetSuite's IPO.
The iPhone launch has come and gone and now it's time to recap the moving parts. Here's a look at the key components and how they graded out.
EE Times commissioned Semiconductor Insights to tear down the iPhone and dissect its innards. The key takeaways: Infineon is the chip of choice; there are many shared iPod parts that made design easier; and Apple brands a bunch of components to hide the names.
SAP said in a short statement that it will respond to Oracle's complaint--filed March 22 and amended June 1--today.The timeline is before midnight PDT.
Does Apple's iTunes store need U2?That's the crux of a game of chicken being played between Apple and Universal Music Group, which counts U2 and other big name artists in its stable.