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Mac shipments expected to soar

Wall Street analysts are making the rounds with Apple's management and gushing in research notes. Here's what's interesting about this love-in: While analysts can't shut up about the iPhone or Apple TV they also have big expectations for that old stalwart--the Mac.

May 8, 2007 by

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Disney lays out its online video stats

Disney outlined its digital video vital signs on its earnings conference call on Tuesday and the stats look like this: 92 million ad-supported episodes from ABC and Disney have been requested since September;23.7 million Disney shows have been sold on iTunes;2 million movies have been sold on iTunes.

May 8, 2007 by

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Hasso Plattner's design philosophy: No 'artsy fartsy'

Hasso Plattner, SAP co-founder and chairman of the supervisory board, has a strong affinity for design. He donated $35 million to fund a new design school at Stanford University, and has been teaching at the school in Palo Alto, CA.

May 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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SAP acquires OutlookSoft for corporate performance management

SAP doesn't go after the big fish like its rival Oracle, but it occasionally picks up a relatively smaller strategic acquisition. OutlookSoft will give SAP another entry point, beyond its core ERP software, into the CFO office with corporate performance management solution, covering planning, budgeting, forecasting and consolidation.

May 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Software 2007: SAP's new code

SAP co-founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board Hasso Plattner gave a reprise of his "New Idea" Sapphire  presentation at Software 2007. The presentation covers many concepts (see below), which I wrote about in this post from SAP's Sapphire conference in Atlanta last month, that underlie SAP's new code base, code-named A1S, aimed at small- and medium-sized business and due sometime in 2008.

May 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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