Web analytics company WebSideStory has changed its name to Visual Sciences and launched a bevy of new software products to expand more into enterprise software. Image Gallery: These screenshots show the latest Web/data analytics software from Visual Sciences.
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Red Hat appears to be taking its learnings from the One Laptop Per Child project and commercializing it. Red Hat, which partnered with OLPC project in 2006 to design a user interface and operating system based on its Fedora kernel, announced the Red Hat Global Desktop, a new client that's expected to be lightweight enough for emerging markets and ultimately deployed in corporations.
During a Software 2007 panel on community and the Internet, PayPal co-founder and now CEO of Slide Max Levchin laid out a scenario in a social networking giant that locks in consumers will arise, with great similarities to how Microsoft was able to create a lock in on the desktop. According to Levchin, 20 years ago Microsoft was able to lock in consumers and lock up data and the desktop with complex file formats.
Fresh from blocking Carl Icahn from getting a board seat, Motorola CEO Ed Zander gave a keynote at the Software 2007 Conference. He didn't have anything to say about the boardroom battle, and wasn't asked during a Q&A with conference host M.
Here are the top three stories in three minutes embedded in the News to know podcast:Vista's first 100 days: Mary Jo Foley reports on how many devices now play nice with Vista. Patch fiesta: Microsoft has a whopper Patch Tuesday.
One would think that after a decade of trying that the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense would be able to electronically share all medical records. Not quite.
Wall Street analysts are making the rounds with Apple's management and gushing in research notes. Here's what's interesting about this love-in: While analysts can't shut up about the iPhone or Apple TV they also have big expectations for that old stalwart--the Mac.
Disney outlined its digital video vital signs on its earnings conference call on Tuesday and the stats look like this: 92 million ad-supported episodes from ABC and Disney have been requested since September;23.7 million Disney shows have been sold on iTunes;2 million movies have been sold on iTunes.
The reviews are out for the 755p and CNET has given it 7.3 out of a possible 10 rating.
Notable headlines:Intel's new Centrino for work and play.Review: Palm Treo 755p (left).