David already weighed in on Google acquiring JotSpot. It seems that Google is buying rather than building a collaborative applications platform, first with Blogger, Writely and now with JotSpot and more to come.
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Yesterday, as my colleague Dan Farber pointed out, when you merge Microsoft's Sharepoint with Socialtext namesake wiki, you get SocialPoint. Wrote Dan at the end of the post in which he interviews Socialtext CEO Ross Mayfield about the deal:In the meantime, Ross and his team of 30 employees will have to run hard to stay ahead of many competitors from the bottom and the top.
According to fellow ZDNet blogger Mary Jo Foley, Vista's licensing is confusing enough. She literally ends up screaming for help.
ZDNet bloggers have been "celebrating" the Halloween season with accounts of the techno bogeyman that keep them awake at night. What's your tech fear factor?
I've finally seen Google Maps for Mobile, a phone-based service that (among other things) lets you select a city and see the level of congestion (red, yellow, orange or green) of the arteries leading into (out of) it. It's extremely inspiring.
Yikes. According to a researcher at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, there appears to be a relationship between cell phone usage in men and their sperm quality.
Barely a week has passed since Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2.0 were released to the public and already, the merits of one vs.
A bottom up open source and top down proprietary collaboration platform, enterprise wiki Socialtext and Microsoft's SharePoint Portal Server, have come together in SocialPoint. Built with Socialtext 2.
If you've been following my series of posts on Microsoft's iPod-killer Zune and why fashion will be more important than technology to its success, then you may have seen the poll I ran last week (which is still open) where I asked who Microsoft should pick to be the equivalent of iPod's Bono. U2's Bono is probably cooler than cool and he transcends multiple generations of music lovers.
A story published last week by Heise Online has some interesting details that other organizations considering a move to desktop Linux might want to take a note of:The "LiMux" client is mainly based on Debian/GNU Linux 3.1, Desktop KDE, and OpenOffice 2.