Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Vista SP1 beta 1 to launch in mid-July. Larry Dignan: The strategy behind Vista SP1.
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Sprint Nextel is booting customers that call customer service too much and tossing soldier accounts due to excessive roaming. All potential customers should just boycott Sprint--after all you may have to call customer service once in a while or even roam (gasp).
Reuters correspondent Eric Auchard wrote a story about Facebook, chronicling the latest news on the rapid growth of the social network, which is adding more than 150,000 members per day. The Facebook platform has spawned 1,400 applications.
Google is adding JotSpot, which the company acquired in October 2006, to the Google Apps, according to Dave Girouard, vice president and general manager of Google Enterprise. Google Apps currently includes mail, calendar, instant messaging, Web page creation, documents and spreadsheets.
The influence of India on the technology industry was on display at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Alumni 2007 Global Conference taking place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the heart of Silicon Valley. The IIT is India's premier technology university and its toughest.
Matt Asay at CNET blogs has an interview with SugarCRM's Chris Harrick. He's director of product marketing at SugarCRM and had been at Siebel.
The Business, citing "sources acting for the Dow Jones board, is reporting that News Corp and Rupert Murdoch have sealed the purchase of Dow Jones.Here's what The Business is reporting:Negotiations have been completed and the board is confident the terms of the deal will be accepted by the Bancroft family, which controls a majority of voting shares in Dow Jones, over the next few days.
Microsoft says it's not a party to the third version of the General Public License and assumes it's not under any legal obligations under the license. The statement, made on Thursday, is the first remarks on the GPLv3, which was released in its final form June 29.
Notable headlines:George Ou: AMD to remove deceptive Barcelona benchmarks on website. David Berlind: In search of...
It's not any surprise, but comScore has some new numbers reflecting the changing demographic of the Facebook community. People of means, the grown-ups, are flocking to Facebook, as well as teenagers escaping MySpace orbit.