The suspense is nearly over. In about an hour, Facebook will lift the veil on its plans to turn its social networking site into a platform that its makers hope becomes a pervasive ecosystem.
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Fifty days into the job, McAfee's CEO Dave DeWalt is pumped up about his new position and is on a campaign to change public perceptions about the company. The former CEO of Documentum and then EMC's President of Customer Operations and Content Management Software (which acquired Documentum), told me that the company has solid assets but the brand has been neglected too long.
The Securities and Exchange Commission tweaked its Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and that could be bad news for the technology companies, consultants and accountants on the Sarbox gravy train. The SEC said Wednesday that it was making changes to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, known in some quarters as the accountant and consultant employment act, to reduce the regulatory burden on companies.
Wal-Mart has confirmed that it will be selling Dell PCs across the U.S.
On today's podcast:Ed Burnette previews of Google's Developer Day.Dell does Wal-Mart and plans to sell PCs there June 10.
John Newton brings 25 years of experience in information management software to his latest project: a new ZDNet blog, Newton's Theory, which intends to follow the development of information management in the enterprise "with an open source twist."
Network Appliance (NTAP) reported strong fiscal 2007 results, but cut its first quarter outlook due to a technology slowdown in March. Network Appliance, which sells storage gear, called March an "air pocket" and said business rebounded in April.
Update: A few updates to the prior post, including a hard date. Dell confirmed the Wal-Mart deal to News.
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.