Mercedes-Benz USA will offer the ability to send directions from Google or Yahoo Maps directly from a computer or mobile device to one of their cars. The Search & Send service was developed in conjunction with Google, Yahoo!
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Yahoo reorganized its sales team as president Sue Decker shook up the ranks, shuffled managers and said farewell to Greg Coleman as head of global sales. The big picture: This move is really just a down payment on what will be CEO Jerry Yang's new strategy due in a few weeks.
Microsoft's announcement that it is preparing a Vista Service Pack 1 beta in two weeks is curious on many levels. Although Microsoft delivers improvements via service packs I can't help but consider Vista SP1 a do-over.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Vista SP1 beta due in two weeks. Windows Server 2008 release to manufacturing delayed to Q1 2008.
Scientists at the University of Nagoya have developed software that tracks your driving style. It knows how hard you press the accelerator/brake; your distance from other vehicles; and how violently you turn the steering wheel.
Microsoft announced that it is acquiring Parlano, maker of MindAlign, an enterprise group chat application. The deal is expected to close in Q4 of this year.
Sun is holding an Emerging Markets Summit on its Menlo Park, CA campus. CEO Jonathan Schwartz led off the event with this statement: "The Internet is the most powerful social utility the world has ever seen.
VeriSign released its second quarter 2007 Domain Name Industry Brief. Global registered domain names totaled more than 138 million, a 31 percent increase over the same quarter in 2006 and an eight percent increase over the first quarter of this year.
Barney Pell has a passion for artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP). His latest foray into those related fields is Powerset, a search engine that he hopes will challenge Google.
I listened to a Burton Group briefing on whether or not the iPhone is enterprise ready. The briefing started with a slide show that concluded "that while the iPhone will fundamentally influence future smart phones, it isn't enterprise ready.