A revolution is taking place in air pollution monitoring. As sensor packages become smaller, cheaper and less power hungry, it's becoming feasible to move from networks of a few large, fixed sensors to networks of hundreds of mobile sensors.
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I know the headline is a tease, but so is the Worth1000.com Photoshop competition for future Apple products.
For Symantec, first comes the profit warning then comes the spending diet. Symantec delivered a clunker of a fiscal third quarter and said it's going to cut $200 million in expenses.
Wanted: Killer applications that take advantage of Intel's threading technology inherent in multi-core chips. The goal: Develop software that best uses multi-core chips and take computing to the next level.
In my daily life I see a lot of fledgling companies and startups, some in existence for many years, delayed adolescence. Several observers have noted that a number of startups looking to make their mark in the Webosphere are becoming roadkill.
SAP is going to spend roughly $400 million to $500 million over the next eight quarters over what amounts to be a big bet on mid-market customers. SAP's fourth quarter results offered few surprises since the company had already flagged weaker-than-expected growth, but the outlook was telling.
Advanced Micro Devices is facing a bleak outlook and at least one analyst is arguing that the company's business model is 'fundamentally broken." There may be some validity to that since AMD CEO Hector Ruiz is also talking about some business model "tweaks.
Notable headlines: Tech earnings galore:SAP sees 2007 margin down, growth outlook unclear. Sun starts to think different; plants private equity seed.
Why would a company with $2.6 billion in cash lying around as of Dec.
Yahoo said most of its advertisers have transitioned to Panama platform and all will be on board by the end of the quarter. Panama, which is the code name for Yahoo's project to close the Google text advertising gap, will launch on Feb.