Power companies are lining up to offer rebates for customers that use virtualization to cut data center power consumption, says VMware president Diane Greene. Greene, speaking at the UBS Enterprise Technology Forum in New York, said that the Pacific Gas and Electric Company rebate program announced in November was just a start.
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Apparently having Craigslist take advertising to save the world isn't such a hot idea. Of course that hasn't stopped the debate, which has run almost a full week now and flared up again today.
If Patricia Dunn were at Yahoo, she would be having a cow. None of the leaks HP endured measure up to the leak-a-thon going on at Yahoo these days.
BusinessWeek's Arik Hesseldahl chronicles the horror of HP CEO Mark Hurd over a financial analyst who was using a Mac Book Pro at HP's analyst meeting.Hesseldahl spends much of his post talking about how the analyst could access all of her applications and didn't need Windows.
Headlines of the day:Skype's new upfront North America calling plan is a part of a broader strategy.Word of mouth marketing is going to get some disclosure.
It's no secret that since its first weeks out around Thanksgiving, Microsoft's Zune iPod-killer isn't exactly flying off the shelves. Today, News.
This morning I posted about salesforce.com's pre-announcement of its AppStore Checkout and Referral Program for AppExchange developers.
Google is reportedly looking to buy a Korean company that's known as a Microsoft Office clone. According to a report by Vnunet.
Rackable Systems' vice president of worldwide sales has left the company and investors aren't happy. According to a regulatory filing, Rackable's Thomas Gallivan has resigned effective Jan.
I just received a press release from Intalio who is engaging in what I'd consider to be more slight of hand when it comes to vendors claiming that they've released code under an open source license when that isn't the case, at least according to the people who have written the commonly accepted definitions for free and/or open source software (free software, Free Software Foundation-style, is open source, but not necessarily vice-versa).