As expected, Hewlett-Packard's inventory levels were a hot topic last night on the company's earnings conference call. What wasn't expected was the reason why inventory levels were higher.
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Notable headlines:Microsoft patent case stirs software export fears.Larry Dignan: HP’s quarter by the numbers; channel stuffing chorus may rev up.
Edgeio started out as classified marketplace for the blogging masses a year ago, where bloggers post items they want to sell on their blogs, tag them as "listing," and then Edgeio's crawler plucks and indexes them on Edgeio.com.
Practically everyday you read about a service outage from one of the popular online services. The latest was last night, when Flickr was out of service for a few hours (see below).
Hewlett-Packard continues to fire on all cylinders as rivals like Dell stumble, but don't be surprised if the channel stuffing chorus gets revved up. The company reported earnings of 65 cents a share excluding items on revenue of $25.
It's official. Joost and Viacom are in cahoots. As noted earlier, this deal (see Techmeme discussion) is more about building up a potential YouTube rival than it is about anything else.
It has been a tough week for JetBlue. Storms wreaked havoc on the company's systems and continuity plans to the point where it had to cancel 23 percent of its flights again on Monday to reset its operations.
Sindan Electrical Trading (SET) will soon launch its RoadBOX driving recorder in Dubai, UAE. It's a windshield-mounted videocamera that can sense sudden decelerations--as when you brake hard or hit something.
According to Paul Heller, CIO of The Vanguard Group, over 80 percent of client contact is done via the Web. In our CIO Sessions interview Heller explains how Vanguard applies technology to lower the cost for Vanguard's financial investors.
Is Joost old media's answer to YouTube?Viacom, just days after telling Google's YouTube to pull all of its content over copyright problems, is expected to announce a licensing deal with Internet video startup Joost.