Java father James Gosling was asked in a recent interview to identify the biggest security threat to enterprises. The number one biggest threat to enterprises is the inherent fallibility and laziness of humans.
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Apple said it shipped Apple TV today and we'll now get a feel for how big of a product this will be for Steve Jobs & Co. Apple TV allows you to port content from your PC and iTunes to your television set.
Is a price list that anyone piece together via Google really a trade secret? EMC seems to think so.
The Web 2.0 meme has reared its head again, this time spurred by Peter Rip's post in which he described the second generation Web as a wave that is "now rather long in the tooth, as cycles go.
BEA must be doing something right. The middleware company has become Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's latest obsession.
On Adobe's first quarter earnings conference call it became clear in a hurry that if you want to get the full impact of Creative Suite 3 you better upgrade those Macs. Meanwhile, more color on Creative Suite 3's impact and pricing will come next week.
Notable headlines: Ryan Naraine: Xbox Live hacked, accounts stolen. Firefox update patches FTP port scanning flaw.
While a lot of talk centers on the power law when people pitch Web 2.0 apps, Britt Blaser argues that the real power is with people and it always will be.
Last night at a Sun event featuring Tim Bray and Mike Arrington talking about Web 2.0, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz made a brief appearance.
Virtualization vendors would like you to believe that software that allows you to run more applications on one server actually helps server sales. The argument, which I heard from a few analysts and VMware after I questioned that logic here and here, goes like this: Virtualization means you'll upgrade servers.