Among small and mid-sized enteprises 47 percent of them plan to upgrade to Microsoft’s Vista operating system in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to a Cowen & Co. survey.
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Using AltaVista was like going into a house that has been closed down for the last five years. There was mold, cobwebs and overall the whole experience was depressing when you ponder what might have been.
Microsoft's search efforts--Windows Live Search--have been much maligned, but actual search experience may differ from perception.Indeed, the numbers don't lie.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Patch Tuesday: Critical IE, Vista patches on deck. Exploits released for nasty Yahoo Webcam ActiveX flaws.
This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss Worldwide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee's notion of how the Semantic Web is better for data access than APIs.We also talk about the impending and potentially anti-climactic arrival of the iPhone and the calculus of battery life (iPhonomics); SAP's notion of Web 3.
Using Boston's Fleet Center (now, the TD BankNorth Garden) as the classic example of where pixels have replaced ad stock, earlier this week at a MITX Technology Awards Ceremony, Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee talked about how there will be pixels everywhere and also of how those pixels may very well end up as the display for your mobile device at any given momemt.
SAP held a dog and pony show, including a ribbon cutting ceremony, for the unveiling of its new Co-Innovation Lab in Palo Alto. "The intention is for this is to be a working lab, not just a slick showcase for customers," said Zia Yusef, executive vice president of the Global Ecosystem and Partner Group at SAP.
Can Apple's iPhone sell 45 million iPods in calendar year 2009 and take 7 percent of North America handset share?That's what Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster is arguing in a research note Thursday.
In today's podcast:George Ou details the ASUS Eee mini PC and how it relates to the OLPC project.New Google patent looks to improve interactive TV, says Russell Shaw.
Mozilla released Firefox Alpha 5 and the browser that will be known as Firefox 3 still isn't ready for public consumption, but is worth a peek for developers.Here's what's new with Firefox 3, also known as Gran Paradiso 1.