TechCrunch picked up on Google adding another piece to its growing suites of Office applications. The company acquired Marratech AB, a Swedish startup (see the Wikipedia page) with a video conferencing applications, including an interactive whiteboard and application sharing.
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Research in Motion got around to explaining its BlackBerry outage Tuesday into Wednesday, but it may be a case of too little too late in terms of customer perception. In a statement, RIM outlined what went wrong and started out with: RIM's in-depth diagnostic analysis of the service interruption that occurred in North America on Tuesday night is progressing well and RIM will continue to provide further information as it's available.
MLB Advanced Media chief technology officer Joe Choti is a refreshing change of pace considering the monotone-suite-loving-cautious technology manager that runs rampant today. In fact, he almost seems like a throwback the way he conducts information technology at MLB.
Notable headlines:RIM offers explanation for massive outage.Ryan Naraine: MacBooks survive day one in hacker jungle.
This week on the Dan & David Show, I offer my take on the Web 2.0 Expo that occurred this week, and we dig into juicy comments made by Yahoo's Executive Vice President Jeff Weiner and Google's CEO Eric Schmidt during interviews at the Expo.
Google spent the majority of $597 million in first quarter capital expenditures on IT infrastructure, including data centers, servers and networking equipment. Google delivered pro forma earnings of $3.
Webware's Rafe Needleman, Josh Lowensohn and Erica Ogg scoured the isles at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco this week and selected their Top 5 products and services: Tellme, Octopz, Dapper, Coghead and Spock.
Google will report first quarter earnings later today with a conference call at 4:30 p.m.
Fueled by a 30 percent year-over-year growth rate Apple shipments hit 741,000 units in the first quarter, up from 570,000 units from a year ago. And according to Gartner, that tally equates to 5 percent market share in the U.
Microsoft can't afford to have open source software dominate emerging markets--or it's growth is toast. The solution: $3 Windows for governments to give away.