According to The Register, LG, which is not only the world's fifth largest handset manufacturer, but also the number one provider of 3G phones, is the first major phone manufacturer to buck tradition by going with SavaJe's pure Java-based handset operating system. Exactly three years ago today, after seeing how the company had packed J2SE (the desktop version of the Java Runtime Enviroment) into a Compaq iPaq, I wrote about SavaJe.
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Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Sprint and Nextel were in merger talks. Now USAToday.
Based on news that IBM has been working on data storage software designed to greatly improve the ability of companies to find business documents scattered across their networks, Big Blue apparently has designs on entering and winning the hotly contested market for information search and retrieval. EMC and Veritas have long had their paws all over infrastructure-based search and retrieval and Google and Yahoo have upped the ante with their desktop search technologies.
I joined the Gillmor Gang for an audio round table with Shai Agassi, executive board member of SAP.
Meta Group yesterday published an important research note (client reg. req.
One of the biggest selling features of Visual Studio .Net is in its support for multiple languages.
Microvision has built a laser HUD (heads-up display), a lightweight unit that fits above your brow and projects a see-through monochrome image onto your retina using a very, very, very low-power red laser. (Full color will have to wait for cheap green and blue lasers.
Ross Mayfield has an interesting take on the Lenovo/IBM deal and bringing open source to the desktop in his blog...I believe their commoditization strategy is more than hardware.
In a blog entry I wrote a couple of days ago regarding Dell's position on pre-loading Solaris, I said that the ball is now in Sun's court [see Dell to Sun: You build it (demand) and we'll come].
Researchers at the State University of New...