The names we give things are some times unfortunate. Take "user generated content," for example.
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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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Microsoft has released a Windows Media Player plug-in so the player works with Firefox 2.0 on Vista.
EMC CEO Joe Tucci said there was some "slight caution" among corporate technology buyers, but there's plenty of spending in North America. Tucci's comments echo what CDW recently said about enterprise spending.
Om Malik highlights the FTTH Council, a group that is pushing the U.S.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Move over, Yahoo Pipes. Microsoft readies its own Web 2.
Intel unveiled its system-on-a-chip plans with a chip code-named "Tolapai" at the Intel Developers Forum in Beijing. The chip giant described Tolapai as a family of enterprise system-on-a-chip products designed to combine several system components on one platform.
Tim O'Reilly opened the keynote phase of the Web 2.0 Expo describing the Web 2.
Speaking at the Web 2.0 Expo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezo shared the growth numbers for S3, the company's on demand storage service (check out the video clip of his remarks).
Oracle later today will unveil the Oracle Application Integration Architecture, an initiative that allows customers with a bevy of applications to boil them down to a business process. This effort, which will be coined "Project X" by Oracle co-president Charles Phillips in a speech at the Collaborate User Group Conference, takes a step toward two things: Services oriented architecture and the building blocks of Oracle's Fusion suite.
Last year WebEx launched WebEx Connect, an on demand development platform for collaborative, composite (mashup) applications. At the Web 2.