On today's podcast:Vista SP1: The beta. The strategy.
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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.
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Google is adding another company to its stable as it increasingly targets the enterprise. With Postini, Google is looking to remove security as a roadblock to Google Apps adoption in the enterprise.
Intel Capital said it will invest $218.5 million in VMware and ultimately own 2.
Lexmark is getting whacked by a potential inkjet price war. The printer manufacturer said Monday that its second quarter results will fall way short of expectations.
Microsoft Vista SP1 is coming sooner rather than later.Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft will drop SP1 some time next week.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Vista SP1 beta 1 to launch in mid-July. Larry Dignan: The strategy behind Vista SP1.
Sprint Nextel is booting customers that call customer service too much and tossing soldier accounts due to excessive roaming. All potential customers should just boycott Sprint--after all you may have to call customer service once in a while or even roam (gasp).
Reuters correspondent Eric Auchard wrote a story about Facebook, chronicling the latest news on the rapid growth of the social network, which is adding more than 150,000 members per day. The Facebook platform has spawned 1,400 applications.
Google is adding JotSpot, which the company acquired in October 2006, to the Google Apps, according to Dave Girouard, vice president and general manager of Google Enterprise. Google Apps currently includes mail, calendar, instant messaging, Web page creation, documents and spreadsheets.
The influence of India on the technology industry was on display at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Alumni 2007 Global Conference taking place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the heart of Silicon Valley. The IIT is India's premier technology university and its toughest.