Here are the top three stories in three minutes embedded in the News to know podcast:Vista's first 100 days: Mary Jo Foley reports on how many devices now play nice with Vista. Patch fiesta: Microsoft has a whopper Patch Tuesday.
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One would think that after a decade of trying that the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense would be able to electronically share all medical records. Not quite.
Wall Street analysts are making the rounds with Apple's management and gushing in research notes. Here's what's interesting about this love-in: While analysts can't shut up about the iPhone or Apple TV they also have big expectations for that old stalwart--the Mac.
Disney outlined its digital video vital signs on its earnings conference call on Tuesday and the stats look like this: 92 million ad-supported episodes from ABC and Disney have been requested since September;23.7 million Disney shows have been sold on iTunes;2 million movies have been sold on iTunes.
The reviews are out for the 755p and CNET has given it 7.3 out of a possible 10 rating.
Notable headlines:Intel's new Centrino for work and play.Review: Palm Treo 755p (left).
Hasso Plattner, SAP co-founder and chairman of the supervisory board, has a strong affinity for design. He donated $35 million to fund a new design school at Stanford University, and has been teaching at the school in Palo Alto, CA.
Cisco CEO John Chambers sees Web 2.0 as his company's rocket fuel for the next decade.
SAP doesn't go after the big fish like its rival Oracle, but it occasionally picks up a relatively smaller strategic acquisition. OutlookSoft will give SAP another entry point, beyond its core ERP software, into the CFO office with corporate performance management solution, covering planning, budgeting, forecasting and consolidation.
SAP co-founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board Hasso Plattner gave a reprise of his "New Idea" Sapphire presentation at Software 2007. The presentation covers many concepts (see below), which I wrote about in this post from SAP's Sapphire conference in Atlanta last month, that underlie SAP's new code base, code-named A1S, aimed at small- and medium-sized business and due sometime in 2008.