The early word on Yahoo's Panama ad system has been good. Perhaps too good, according to one analyst.
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OnForce, an information technology labor marketplace, has rolled out a new feature called MarketView that answers a simple question: What are you worth? MarketView puts IT labor into a stock market presentation and classifies workers by region and category.
Google has requested a 30-day extension to respond to the Viacom lawsuit against YouTube. The letter, reported by GoogleWatch, was dated March 23 by Donald Verrilli Jr.
The departure of SAP's Shai Agassi may not change much for the enterprise software company's daily operations, but the company is likely to be examined more closely now that its software architect is gone. On Wednesday, SAP announced that Agassi is leaving the company.
Notable headlines: Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft readies new 'Tahiti' collaboration service. Microsoft fills in its System Center roadmap.
This week on the Dan & David Show, we talk about Intel's next generation 45-nanometer Nehalem chip, which includes an integrated memory controller a la AMD's processor architecture, and Microsoft's Communicator 7 suite, which David thinks is a good reason to buy into the Windows platform.
I'm picking up a couple of themes at ETech this year--neither of which directly tie into the stated theme of advanced technology being indistinguishable from magic. The first theme I'm hearing loud and clear is "user experience, games, and fun.
At a press gathering this morning, Pat Gelsinger, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Digital Enterprise Group, revealed details about a next generation processor, Nehalem, which brings an entirely new microarchitecture (and motherboards), and will include onboard memory and graphics controllers. Nehalem-based desktop, server and mobile processors and systems are slated to be available in 2008.
SAP said Shai Agassi is stepping down as head of the company's product and technology group. Agassi's departure was by "mutual agreement with the company.
Hewlett-Packard is making small business a new priority with the introductions of twelve new products and services aimed at companies with less than 100 employees. It's an attractive target that has traditionally been hard to reach, but may now be more ripe for the picking.