Microsoft and Bill Gates have been in pursuit of speech technologies for a long time, and news.com is reporting that it may end up buying Tellme Networks for a pretty price (the company has received $230 million in funding so far and is profitable).
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Andy Plesser of beet.tv has the story on Podzinger's use of its speech-to-text technology to make 1.
Can a Zwinky avatar, new smiley or fancy cursor increase the number of times people use the Ask search engine? Interactive Corp.
Virtual appliances offer real freedom in how companies manage their computing infrastructure. New markets will develop as this technology matures.
Oracle reports its fiscal third quarter earnings March 20 and analysts are expecting upbeat results and a major customer win. JMP Securities analyst Patrick Walravens said Oracle's business appears to be strong as it sells more products into its installed base.
From most indications--the Daylight Saving Time change--passed without any major hiccups. Computerworld sounded the all clear.
Salesforce.com typically rolls out a new version of its software all at once.
Notable headlines:Apple aims for TV breakthrough. SAP unit speeds up tracking of support engineers.
While I was enjoying the sunny Saturday in San Francisco, my feed reader filled up several points to Euan Semple's post, "The 100% guaranteed easiest way to do Enterprise 2.0?
Google is working with a small broadband provider in Concord, Calif. to tailor cable television ads to specific audiences.