Sun has joined the club of companies building platforms for Rich Internet Application (RIA) platforms with JavaFX. The company hopes to give Java, which is in the process of being open sourced by Sun, a boost with the FX twist, joining Adobe's Flash and Apollo and Microsoft's Silverlight as a scripting environments for creating RIA Web experiences across various devices.
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Hewlett-Packard upped its second quarter outlook Tuesday after an internal email about its financial results was leaked to a "single outside party." HP said in a statement: "The company determined that the most prudent course of action under these unusual circumstances was to publicly release updated revenue and earnings guidance for that quarter prior to the market's open Tuesday.
George Ou outlines the perils of failing to secure your wireless network via the TJX data breach, but don't expect a massive financial hit from this security lapse. Ou cites a bevy of estimates regarding TJX's financial hit due to the loss of at least 45.
Notable headlines:Javaone kicks off:Sun tries again with consumer-flavored Java.Ryan Stewart: Sun enters the Rich Internet Application world with JavaFX.
Rearden Commerce has developed a comprehensive Web-based platform for handing employee business services, such as airline tickets, car rentals, car services, event tickets and package shipping, within corporations. I wrote about Rearden Commerce when it first launched in 2005.
Today marks Donna Bogatin's first anniversary blogging for ZDNet. With more than 1300 posts on her Digital Markets blog, she has covered the waterfront on emerging trends and the people at the heart of the business Internet, and has become the thorn in Google's side with her continuous exploration of what the Web's most powerful company is up to in all its various business facets.
Dell CEO Michael Dell said his namesake PC company should evaluate a business model that goes beyond the standard direct sales blueprint.But does that mean buying Radio Shack?
A report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project reveals Web 2.0 usage is limited to an elite group while half of Americans find technology annoying to some degree.
Salesforce.com's sales and marketing budget has surged to $252.
Dell says it's on board with the Microsoft and Novell Linux partnership.As part of the deal, Dell will buy SUSE Linux Enterprise Server certificates from Microsoft.