Amazon reported its first quarter earnings that handily beat expectations. It also sees clear sailing in the second quarter.
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The Securities and Exchange Commission is apparently taking legal action in the Apple options backdating probe against Apple's former general counsel Nancy Heinen. Steve Jobs is supposedly in the clear, and Apple's former CFO Fred Anderson has settled with the SEC, paying a modest fine and repaying option gains without admitting any wrongdoing.
During his keynote, SAP CEO Henning Kagermann showed how SAP is beginning to embrace the concepts of Web 2.0.
Updated below: Phillip Rosedale, founder and CEO of Second Life, said Tuesday that the company plans to roll out 3D voice applications in the next few months. And more business applications could arise with voice in Second Life.
We all get bombarded with new things all the time. That's the world we live in.
Judging from a presentation by Gartner analyst David Gootzit, it's clear we're portaled out. The solution: Aggregation.
SAP and Microsoft revealed an extended roadmap for Duet, which integrates Microsoft Office with SAP business processes and data. Duet 1.
Hewlett-Packard executives believe that a tipping point has been reached, and we are entering a new era. "Technology is moving into a new context--IT as we know it is over," Deborah Nelson, HP’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Alliances Technology Solutions Group.
The New York Times, under intense heat at its shareholder meeting today, will argue that its About.com unit is worth twice the $410 million in cash it paid for it in February 2005.
Over 35 years since co-founding SAP, Hasso Plattner has been seeking to transform business software. Speaking at SAP annual Sapphire conference in Atlanta, Plattner gave a seminar on next-generation software, in which he detailed many of the main principles behind the company's next-generation product A1S business suite, without mentioning the code-named product, which is due to ship next year (I wrote about A1S here, from a conversation with Hans-Peter Klaey, president of Global SME for SAP).