Per the promise of Motorola CEO Ed Zander last week at both JavaOne and Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Moto announced today that its Q smartphone is finally shipping and, not surprisingly, Verizon Wireless is the launch carrier. Sprint will very likely be next as the Q is CDMA-EVDO ready (Sprint and VZW are both on CDMA/EVDO).
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ARM Research analyst and SAP watcher Bruce Richardson offers his top ten list of takeaways from SAP's Sapphire conference last week. His conclusion:We are seeing is the maturation of SAP’s strategy around business process platforms and enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA).
Jitterbit wants to dance on the head of Tibco, webMethods, IBM, Microsoft and other enterprise integration product providers. The company introduced general availability of an open source integration solution suite today that doesn't require extensive programming.
The options for finding apartments across America via the Web are plentiful--rent.com, move.
I was just perusing through Simon Phipps (Sun's Chief Open Source Officer) blog, by way of Bob Sutor's (IBM open source/standards grand pooh-bah) blog which alerted me to Danese Cooper's (Intel, formerly of Sun) blog which empties Sun's dirty laundry basket on the open sourcing of Java (Bridges? What bridges?
Yesterday, in my treatise about why Sun's emphasis on R&D and developer communities is too easily dismissed, I slipped in a bit of news about a skunkworks project at Sun called Phobos that the company unveiled this week at JavaOne. In the bigger scheme of things, Phobos is about how developers that work in languages other than Java will be able to program a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) with those non-Java languages.
Either I just encountered a very strange browser bug, or Yahoo has just acquired Technorati. Just moments ago, while viewing the Technorati search results for Between the Lines, I clicked through to this link about Dan Farber's interview with Dave Winer.
Following the morning keynote at JavaOne, Scott McNealy discussed his new role at Sun and took a few questions from the press. He half-joked that he was thrilled not be CEO.
In his blog, Bob Sutor has responded to a post about digital rights managment (DRM) technology by Marc Wagner here on ZDNet. In response to my ongoing series of rants about DRM (what should be called C.
Sun Chairman Scott McNealy took the stage at JavaOne on its final day. He came out wisecracking.