Microsoft's Iain McDonald, director of project management for Windows Server, says the worst run project at the software giant was Windows 2000. That tidbit comes from an interview Mary Jo Foley just posted.
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Oracle is taking SAP's response to its lawsuit and running with it. In a statement, Oracle said:"SAP CEO Henning Kagermann has now admitted to the repeated and illegal downloading of Oracle's intellectual property.
Notable headlines:Dan Farber: SAP acknowledges inappropriate downloads by TomorrowNow in response to Oracle suit. Download filing.
SAP responded to rival Oracle's lawsuit tonight (at 8:00 AM in SAP's Walldorf, Germany headquarters), just ahead of the July 2 PST filing deadline. In the filing (pdf), SAP said that its TomorrowNow business unit inappropriately downloaded some Oracle software, but SAP had no access to the "inappropriately" downloaded code.
The iPhone is a grand step forward in computing by all reports, including from some of those who were skeptics. It's an elegant combination of Mac, iPod, camera, video player, browser, text messenger, cell phone that fits in your pocket.
"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.
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.