Wal-Mart will offer Skype hardware and service throughout its 1,800 stores beginning today. The move, which could be a boon for growing Skype's subscriber count, means that Wal-Mart will carry headsets, webcams and handsets designed to work with Skype.
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Enterprise applications are going to increasingly come with Web 2.0 wrappers.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft: Free and open source software violates 235 Microsoft patents. Report: Microsoft says open source violates 235 patents.
The New York Time's Richard Siklos wrote a profile of Rupert Murdoch that including some interesting details from a News Corp. executive offsite.
This week a number of Silicon Valley pioneers and practitioners of the NewTube--next generation TV, video, formats and business models--put on suits and testified before the Congressional Telecom and Internet Subcommittee on the "Future of Video.
Prabhakar Raghavan, the head of Yahoo! Research, delivered the keynote yesterday at WWW2007.
PC makers have been getting breaks on DRAM pricing but buyers haven't seen much of break. Apparently that state of affairs is changing.
Google Gmail is a magnet for the young, rich and hip, according to Hitwise. Hitwise analyst LeeAnn Prescott writes in a post that Gmail users are a different breed from the Hotmail and Yahoo Mail folks.
Today's podcast lineup includes:Microsoft's new tool to isolate Office 2003 zero-day exploits. And good hackers descend on Seattle.
A little more than a year ago I was discussing a story I wrote with SAP executives. They were peeved that I referred to SAP as a German company while failing to note the headquarters of a rival I mentioned.