A little more than a year ago I was discussing a story I wrote with SAP executives. They were peeved that I referred to SAP as a German company while failing to note the headquarters of a rival I mentioned.
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Microsoft and SanDisk said Friday that the two companies have teamed to deliver software and personal customization on USB flash drives and memory cards. Under the deal, Microsoft's software will replace SanDisk's existing U3 Smart Technology, software that is currently included on SanDisk flash memory gear.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: New MS tool isolates Office 2003 zero-day exploits. Hackers in Seattle for Microsoft's Blue Hat, ToorCon.
Video: Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff delivered a keynote at Software 2007, outlining the company's strategy and position in the on demand space to the crowd of IT execs and software developers.
This week on the Dan & David Show, we have special guest, blogger and tech analyst James Governor of Redmonk. He joins us to discuss the fallout from the week's events--JavaOne, Software 2007 (featuring Steve Ballmer, Ed Zander, Marc Benioff and other industry execs) and Red Hat's annual Summit.
A patent by Apple reveals more about what the company may be planning for its touch screen ecosystem.In a patent filed today, Apple outlines a backside interface for handheld devices.
Is Red Hat going to use its Red Hat Exchange to find acquisition targets? It's quite possible.
On the midday lineup today we have:Ed Bott's Vista Home Basic memory experiment;Adrian Kingsley-Hughes' tinkering with VMWare Workstation 6. And why Red Hat's Global Desktop may be important to the enterprise.
Our cameras have been rolling as JavaOne and Software 2007 took place this week. Following are some of the highlights we captured:Ballmer talks up Office Business Applications solution At Software 2007 in Santa Clara, Calif.
Joost's position as a potential YouTube killer has been cemented by $45 million from a bunch of venture capitalists and CBS and Viacom. Joost, currently in beta, says its funding will "accelerate product development, global expansion, localization, and service offerings.