After a barrage of leaks about DoubleClick's potential sale to Microsoft--and then Google--things have gotten quiet. It's enough to make you go hmmm.
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Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
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This a tale of two well-known handheld device makers--Research in Motion and Palm--and their standing in the market. Both companies had investor powwows this week.
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Apple delays Leopard; blame the iPhone. Apple puts a leash on its Leopard.
I got a question from a reader about a licensing issue, I have no idea on, so I thought I'd throw it out here to see what people think and what ideas they have. Here's the lay of the land: William bought a PC a while back that included an OEM license for Windows XP.
Apple said its operating system upgrade Leopard won't be released in June as planned.Why?
After leaving leaving SAP abruptly last month, deciding not to wait many more years before taking on the reins of the company, Shai Agassi has not taken refuge in a cave or disappeared into the Silicon Valley void--he is blogging and plans to focus on climate change and green technologies. His blog, The Long Tailpipe, with a nod to Chris Anderson, covers enterprise software and alternative energy, two of his passions.
It's official. CBS Interactive has signed up a big chunk of the Web world--including ZDNet parent CNET Networks--to distribute its video and shows like CSI, The Late Show with David Letterman and Survivor.
Updated below: Perhaps Michael Snyder stepped down as CEO of Vonage because he realized he wasn't the best executive for the job. But naming company founder Jeffrey Citron as interim CEO--even for a short time--may not be the best fix either.
When it comes to Google's acquisition strategy the search giant may be better off playing small ball. Sure Google's purchase of dMarc and YouTube are significant deals that get a lot of attention--lately as potential busts in the making.
Notable headlines:Ubuntu's new Linux sports debugging tool.IBM connects chips for better bandwidth.