The Microsoft-Novell Linux pact is going swimmingly. And you thought it was fluff.
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IntelliOne of Atlanta has developed a system that monitors traffic speeds and spots jams as they occur. It works by repeatedly sampling the locations of nearby cell phones and calculating the distance between measurements--this gives it an overall traffic speed, which it can report to authorities or traffic information providers.
Palm is trying to dance around a bunch of elephants in the room--increased competition, inconsistency and the need to expand--but it's getting difficult. To wit: Palm made a big deal about the sellthrough of 617,000 for its smartphones on its fiscal second quarter earnings conference call.
Headlines of the DayIt's review and preview season: Dion Hinchcliffe has the Enterprise 2.0 year in review.
Richard MacManus and friends came up with a list of trends that will dominate the Web in 2007. Here are the Web trends, which don't include any clunkers, but some of the so-called trends are more embryonic than others.
Worth Reading: Dion Hinchcliffe looks back on the year 2006 through the lens of Enterprise 2.0.
For you late holiday shoppers, Walt Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal's personal technology columnist, shows me an assortment of new gadgets, including the Microsoft Zune, an HDTV receiver for the computer, a bunch of iPod accessories and Samsung's new BlackJack cell phone.
I put together a slide show with some of my photos taken throughout the year at various events. The collection is somewhat random and I'll probably add a few more as they surface from deep within my hard disk.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates lays out the robotic future in the cover story of January's Scientific American magazine, which has a C-3PO type robot on the cover. In the story, Gates argues that the robot industry is akin to the PC industry 30 years ago.
Akamai has added two heavy hitters to its customer roster. On Tuesday, Akamai's Japan unit said that its technology will be adopted as a content delivery platform for Sony's PlayStation Network, an online service for the PlayStation 3.