While I was attending the Churchill Club event, Making a List: Fourth Annual What's Hot and What's Not in Personal Technology, I managed to snag Satjiv Chahil, senior vice president of marketing for HP's Personal Systems Group. I have know Satjiv since his days as a marketing whiz at Apple, Sony and Palm.
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Oracle used its fiscal second quarter earnings release to kick around another competitor--BEA Systems. "We continue to gain market share in applications from SAP, in middleware from BEA, and in database from IBM," said Oracle President, Charles Phillips.
In what's expected to be an otherwise so-so second quarter report, Oracle may shed some light on its two-month-old plan to support Red Hat Linux. Oracle reports its fiscal second quarter results after the market closes today and analysts aren't expecting a blow-out quarter with earnings of 22 cents a share on sales of $4.
I have been using Yahoo Mail and MyYahoo since the early days of the Web, before there was a Google. The latest version of Yahoo Mail does a good job of adapting the look and feel of a familiar desktop mail application to the Web.
This week on the Dan & David Show, we look at the year in review and make a few forecasts into the future. What was the biggest story of the year?
Some of the more bizarre events in the computer business in recent memory happened this past year. Join Charles Cooper, Jim Kerstetter, Ina Fried and Michael Kanellos as their Reporters' Roundtable reviews the goofiest technology moves of 2006.
Thanks to blogosphere chatter over the iPhone Apple has a branding pickle. What do you do when the best name for an alleged phone is owned by Cisco Systems?
Headlines of the day: 10 companies where SOA made a difference in 2006 The iPhone is out--it just belongs to Cisco. Gizmodo said it would break the iPhone news and it did--sort of.
There are a handful of perennial stories guaranteed to ignite sparks in our TalkBack reader forums: Linux versus Windows, Mac versus Windows, FireFox versus Internet Explorer, and Dell versus Apple. But other stories in ZDNet blogs this year also inspired busy discussion threads, including David Berlind's account of seeking a refund for Wi-Fi disservice; reports from Ed Bott and Mary Jo Foley on the now infamous Windows kill switch; and "Apple vs.
Time Magazine has tapped "You" as its Person of the Year. With so much bad news and so many bad actors on the world's stage this year, it appears that by default Time went with something soft and fuzzy.