Palm blamed its second quarter shortfall on the delay of the Treo 750, but analysts reckon management is merely using the device as an excuse for poor execution. On the surface, the Treo 750 delay doesn't seem all that bad--after all it takes time to get devices certified with carriers.
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A few interesting tidbits in the tech world. John Battelle highlights the weirdness of Google Checkout, which appears to stiff merchants on data.
What did you do Thanksgiving weekend? Me? I finally gave my new 1mpbs/8mbps (uplink/downlink) Internet service (Comcast Business Class) a stress test in hopes of proving that it will help me get the job done in terms of pumping raw DV video footage from my home office to CNET's headquarters in San Francisco as we take ZDNet's video experiment with Panasonic's P2-based AG-HVX200 to the next level.
Palm is paying the price for the Treo 750 delay. The company said its fiscal second quarter results ending Dec.
While much of the blogosphere is pondering Apple's potential entry into the tablet PC market (iTablet anyone?), Wall Street types are focused on more immediate concerns--notably Apple's sales during the holiday season.
I've always been intrigued by claims of programming for non-programmers--no coding skills required or perhaps just a little knowledge of simple scripting to bake a relatively sophisticated application. Jeff Nolan, who recently left ERP giant SAP, is chasing that do-it-yourself application building dream as CEO of an early stage startup, Teqlo.
Salesforce.com launches its latest ecosystem extension with a bunch of connectors to a variety of applications.
Salesforce.com’s latest ecosystem expansion is focused on ApexConnect, an extension of the AppExchange marketplace for connectors that integrate its platform with a variety of applications and services, including ERP systems, Web services, desktop applications and middleware.
Bill Thompson's essay on The Register warns that "Web 2.0 marks the dictatorship of the presentation layer, a triumph of appearance over architecture that any good computer scientist should immediately dismiss as unsustainable.
A look at the week in Talkback... John O'Grady had an interesting test comparing the temperatures of Apple's Core Duo and Core 2 Duo laptops.