Salesforce.com is making sure that its platform offerings match how customers are going to apply its multitasking technology and AppExchange custom applications.
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Since I've been recommending the use of client/side virtual machine (VM) technologies such as VMware Workstation or Virtual PC for running all of your applications on your Windows PCs, I decided to check with Microsoft to find out the exact details on Microsoft's policy regarding the practice. I don't want any one getting into legal trouble as a result of my recommendation.
A few days ago IBM, Novell, and Harvard's Berkman Center announced the Higgins Project. Higgins is a "user-centric identity" system that will be open source and managed by the Eclipse Foundation.
In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show, we discuss Apple's latest product announcements, the HP/Intel/Oracle lovefest for the...
Still speculating on who Fox Interactive has acquired, but won't reveal for a few weeks, Jeff Nolan is betting on Dogster, but also thinks that Tagged, Skobee or Meetro could be the target. Newsvine has also been mentioned.
During an interview conducted by Mike Arrington of TechCrunch at the IBDNetwork Under the Radar event, Ross Levinsohn, president of Fox Interactive, just said that he had bought one of the companies in the room (still finishing the paperwork), but didnt' say who. He has a $2 billion war chest to buy new companies, and went on to say he would bet that he will buy five more companies in the room.
Worth reading: News.com transcribes portions of the a four-hour meeting today with analysts at its Mountain View headquarters, trying to make course corrections after comments by the company's CFO earlier this week sent the shares on a downward spiral.
I'm at IBDNetwork's Under the Radar event titled "Consumer Technology: Why Web 2.0 Matters.
There's a good discussion going on over in Paul Murphy's blog about the pros and cons of outsourcing your mission-critical IT functions. Murphy, never one to pull a punch, started things off with this:Outsourcing is a solution to internal incompetence at either, or both, the business and IT levels...
When people drop in for a visit to my office, they can't help but wonder if I'm running a wireless phone store on the side. The devices -- all of which are on loaner for my evaluation -- are literally lying all over the place.