Today, the U.S. government nixed the $225 million acquisition of Sourcefire by Check Point Software Technologies, an Israeli security software company.
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Deploying large enterprise applications is so difficult that it's become the stuff of legend. Their large monolithic nature makes for large monolithic projects.
Now that the Vista and Office 2007 delay is old news, every corner of the tech industry is speculating about the meaning of the Microsoft reorganization. It's basically people shuffling, realigning existing players with Microsoft's evolving and restated mission, articulated most recently in Kevin Johnson's (co-president of Platforms & Services) note about the reorg.
Craigslist's Craig Newmark weighs in on the recent anti-spam/phishing debate. The Goodmail/AOL proposal, which Esther Dyson has written about, is built around a pay-to-send email certification scheme.
Earlier this month I blogged about World of Warcraft skills as a good element to have on a resume. Wired has a story about how a former CNET employee got a job at Yahoo in part because of his WOW status as a top guild master......
Pat Gelsinger, senior vice president and general manger of the Digital Enterprise Group discuss the server processor roadmap. Lots of code names.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini shared his thoughts off the record for most our 30-minutes with him at our Intel day. On the record, Otellini said he hasn't determined his view on the Vista delay "We are just internalizing it.
Continuing my morning at Intel, Don MacDonald, vice president and general manager of Intel's Digital Home Group, was next up. We asked him about the Vista delay.
This morning I'm at a CNET/ZDNet journalist day at Intel. All the Intel executives are showing up, accompied by their PR people, for 30-minute discussions with us about the company's plans.
News.com's Ina Fried writes about the potential fallout from the Vista delay:With all the setbacks, it will be more than five years between Windows XP and Windows Vista.