Updated below: Dell's potential move into the retail channel has been growing every since Michael Dell said in a memo that the direct model "is not a religion."If (more likely when) Dell moves into retail it frankly won't be much of a surprise.
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Splunk continues to ramp up what it calls an "IT search engine," which captures log data and other kinds of information that can help identify problems and provide proof of compliance with various regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the Payment Card Industry standard.
The run on Internet advertising firms may be explained by the cache of cookies sitting in your browser. As we all know online advertising consolidation is rampant--Google bought DoubleClick; Microsoft grabbed aQuantive; WPP takes out 24/7 Real Media and Yahoo acquired Right Media.
In today's podcast we have:Is Google failing the evil litmus test? Three reasons why it may be.
Enterprise customers are 12 months to 24 months away from seriously adopting Vista, according to a Bank of America survey. Bank of America surveyed 1,200 large enterprise and small to medium sized businesses to gauge interest in Vista.
Hewlett-Packard was awarded a seven-year $5.6 billion contract by NASA to deliver technology to other U.
Notable headlines:Promising antispam technique gets nod.Larry Dignan: Google goes biotech, invests in 23andMe.
Google said today in an SEC filing that it has invested $3.9 million in 23andMe, a biotech startup that's focused on allowing consumers to search their genome.
The question of what becomes of journalism in the age of mass media, in which anyone with an Internet connection can be their own publisher and reach a potential audience of billions with a single click was the subject of a conversation at a cybersalon hosted by Sylvia Paull near the UC Berkeley campus on Sunday.
Before commenting on Michael Arrington's yearning for a simpler Silicon Valley life, I'd like to disclose the following:I don't live in Silicon Valley;I always thought you West coasters were a bit off--now I know why (self loathing);A CEO has never cried to me; And everyone whining about a little success should go outside and chill for a few hours--without Twittering, texting, blogging or even talking. OK now that disclosure is out of the way back to your regularly scheduled post.