The enemy of your enemy is your best pal. Just ask Viacom, which is suing Google's YouTube for $1 billion while hopping into bed with Yahoo.
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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.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
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Valleywag has tallied nominations (see below) for the hottest Silicon Valley startups from Linked In and Venture Beat solicitations, with Facebook leading the pack. If you look at the the companies mentioned, the term startup doesn't always come to mind.
Citigroup on Wednesday is expected to announce its restructuring plan and information technology consolidation is likely to be a big component. Bloomberg is reporting that Citigroup may cut 17,000 jobs as the result of a three month efficiency review designed to cut annual expenses by $1 billion.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Responsible disclosure, the Microsoft way.George Ou: Microsoft fights with researcher over Full Disclosure.
Salesforce.com has taken another drink from its AppExchange marketplace pool, acquiring nine-person startup Koral and its on demand content management service.
Yahoo announced the SanDisk Sansa Connect--a new Wi-Fi-enabled portable MP3 player loaded with a bevy of Yahoo services such as Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Music and Flickr--and the early reviews are good. From our review: Price: The player (gallery at right) carries an MSRP of $250, which is slightly high for a 4GB device, but it's not unreasonable to pay a bit more for advanced technology.
In the beginning...open source was pure and unadulterated.
The days of email as a mission-critical application appear to be limited, according to an IDC report. IDC said it is projecting that 97 billion emails will be sent worldwide in 2007 and more than 40 billion of those will be spam.
Felled by pricing pressure from Intel, Advanced Micro Devices said its first quarter sales will fall well short of Wall Street estimates. AMD said revenue for the first quarter ending March 31 is expected to be $1.
The top three highest paid chief information officers in 2006 work for financial services firms. Timothy Shack of PNC Financial Services had a total 2006 compensation of $5.94 million, followed by Gregor Bailar of Capital One at $4.5 million and Steven Sadoff of Knight Capital Group at $1.99 million.