Will Michael Dell's second act at his namesake company look like Steve Jobs'? Or Ted Waitt's.
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TeleFlip promises to give 2.3 billion cell phone users free email and alerts on their SMS-enabled handsets without any additional software, according to company CEO Tony Davis.
Inilex launched Kepler Advantage, which a GPS-enabled wireless device for security and monitoring that plugs into a car’s data bus. From a phone, PDA or other device, you can set alarms, start the engine, unlock doors and receive messages, such as "your vehicle has been stolen.
Ken Gardner has been around the block. He was the founder and CEO of Istante, Sagent Technology, ReportSmith, and ViewPoint Systems over the last two decades.
While search algorithms and new products get the headlines, the business processes–human resources, financial systems and the ranking of projects–underpinning Google's growth is the real asset.
Cisco and Apple are taking a little extra time to work out the iPhone trademark spat. A terse joint statement reads:"Apple and Cisco have agreed to extend the time for Apple to respond to the lawsuit to allow for discussions between the companies with the aim of reaching agreement on trademark rights and interoperability.
Jeff Jarvis at BuzzMachine notes how he slammed PayPerPost, which pays bloggers to promote products. He takes PayPerPost to task for not mandating disclosure earlier and being a murky on the topic.
Notable headlines:Michael Dell reclaims Dell CEO throne, Dell 2.0 begins.
At Demo 07, San Francisco Giant star Barry Bonds, and regardless of controversy one of the greatest baseball players ever, made a surprise appearance for Bling Software, which introduced an AJAX client for mobile applications. It turns out that Bling powers Barry Bonds' site for mobile devices.
SailPoint Technologies is trying to bring more automation, visualization and intelligence to managing regulatory compliance with Compliance IQ. SailPoint founder and CEO Mark McClain describes Compliance IQ as "identity intelligence," or "identity cubes" in datawarehousing parlance, for managing governance, risk management and compliance.