GigaOm's Drew Clark makes a convincing case that Google is backing off of its stance as Net neutrality champion.Clark quotes Google Senior Policy Counsel Andrew McLaughlin saying:“Net neutrality will ultimately be solved by competition in the long-run,” describing fiber, broadband over power lines, and wireless efforts to crack “the existing telco-cable duopoly...
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BMC Software may not be a widely recognized software brand, but the company is making a name for itself in business service management. In the most recent quarter, sales grew about 30 percent, according to company CEO Bob Beauchamp.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft shows off its future business-app user interfaces. Gallery (right).
In a Goldman Sachs research report on IT enterprise spending for 2007, the top 10 priorities by rank were applications integration, security, cost cutting, business intelligence, ERP, Web-based app development, datacenter consolidation, disaster recovery, compliance/risk management and identity and access management. The report also detailed what hardware and software players were gaining traction.
Viacom filed a complaint against Google's YouTube and it isn't pretty. Whether Viacom is looking for leverage, a test of copyright law or the end of YouTube isn't exactly clear.
Viacom's $1 billion lawsuit against Google's YouTube kicks off what could be the end game for the video sharing site. Viacom filed a complaint in the Southern District of New York that alleges a "massive intentional copyright infringement of Viacom's entertainment properties.
IBM CEO Sam Palmisano's total compensation--including salary, bonus and stock awards--was $24.46 million in 2006 and that sum could rise if he hits performance targets.
Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft has cooked up a "MySpace for financial pros" and mocks the idea of bean counters being all Web 2.0ish.
Notable headlines: Sources say Microsoft near deal to buy Tellme. Dan Farber: Microsoft’s speech aspirations fulfilled?
Microsoft and Bill Gates have been in pursuit of speech technologies for a long time, and news.com is reporting that it may end up buying Tellme Networks for a pretty price (the company has received $230 million in funding so far and is profitable).