Update: A few updates to the prior post, including a hard date. Dell confirmed the Wal-Mart deal to News.
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Dell officially launched three consumer systems loaded with Ubuntu 7.04 installed and sales kick off today.
Notable headlines:Ed Burnette: Google Developer Day sneak peek with Bret Taylor.Russell Shaw: Google patent app shows extensive Google plans for mobile search.
I wrote about Cisco CEO John Chambers' Interop keynote yesterday in which he proclaimed that the future is Web 2.0, which he defined as collaboration.
"What has changed is the way we think about how we work across the industry in terms of providing interoperable solutions. Our focus has shifted over the last few years.
Updated below: Dell's potential move into the retail channel has been growing every since Michael Dell said in a memo that the direct model "is not a religion."If (more likely when) Dell moves into retail it frankly won't be much of a surprise.
Splunk continues to ramp up what it calls an "IT search engine," which captures log data and other kinds of information that can help identify problems and provide proof of compliance with various regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the Payment Card Industry standard.
The run on Internet advertising firms may be explained by the cache of cookies sitting in your browser. As we all know online advertising consolidation is rampant--Google bought DoubleClick; Microsoft grabbed aQuantive; WPP takes out 24/7 Real Media and Yahoo acquired Right Media.
In today's podcast we have:Is Google failing the evil litmus test? Three reasons why it may be.
Enterprise customers are 12 months to 24 months away from seriously adopting Vista, according to a Bank of America survey. Bank of America surveyed 1,200 large enterprise and small to medium sized businesses to gauge interest in Vista.