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Video highlights: JavaOne and Software 2007

Our cameras have been rolling as JavaOne and Software 2007 took place this week. Following are some of the highlights we captured:Ballmer talks up Office Business Applications solution At Software 2007 in Santa Clara, Calif.

May 9, 2007 by Dan Farber


Why Joost landed the big funding dollars

Joost's position as a potential YouTube killer has been cemented by $45 million from a bunch of venture capitalists and CBS and Viacom. Joost, currently in beta, says its funding will "accelerate product development, global expansion, localization, and service offerings.

May 9, 2007 by

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Quote of the Day: Parson's Last Stand

Speaking at  a panel discussion at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association conference in Las Vegas, Time Warner chief executive Richard Parsons laid down the gauntlet to Google: "The Googles of the world, they are the Custer of the modern world. We are the Sioux nation," Time Warner Inc.

May 9, 2007 by Dan Farber


Software 2007: Ballmer touts Office for composite apps

At the Software 2007 conference in Santa Clara, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer paced across the stage explaining Microsoft's software + services platform strategy to the crowd of IT execs and software vendors and promoting the business value of Office Business Applications (OBAs), which uses Office as a front end for line of business applications, such as ERP.

May 9, 2007 by Dan Farber