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Sun and Intel scratch each other's backs

As expected, Sun and Intel announced an mutually beneficial alliance to promote each other's products. For Sun, Intel embraces Solaris with engineering, support, OEM distribution and marketing, and for Intel, Sun will add Xeon (Woodcrest, Clovertown, etc)-based systems to its x86 product line, currently AMD only.

January 22, 2007 by Dan Farber

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The social networking run is over, kaput, done, finished

Is it any coincidence that IBM announced new social networking software and Getafirstlife, a Second Life parody, debuted within a few hours of each other? Of course not, IBM getting into social networking is the equivalent of the cab driver touting stocks and the dunce down the street trying to flip real estate.

January 22, 2007 by

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SuccessFactors adds Web 2.0 to talent management

As Dion Hinchcliffe recently explained on his ZDNet blog, enterprise mashups are getting ready for prime-time. He points to new tools, such as IBM's new wiki platform, as an example of the transition of mashups from Web hackerdom to corporate respectability.

January 21, 2007 by Dan Farber


Google's aiming to become the Starbucks of the digital universe

Cringely continues his exploration into what Google really plans to be when it grows up. He speculates that Google's fixation on buying up real estate near power sources and building datacenters like hot-spotted Starbucks coffee shops is part of the company's goal to become your indispensable phone, cable company and plain old Internet service provider, disintermediating the current set of service providers trying to hold on in the digital age.

January 19, 2007 by Dan Farber