Speaking of Microsoft's media juggernaut, I've been wondering what Microsoft plans to do with its music store. Just like with Apple, to get its media ecosystem off the ground, Microsoft had to make sure a store was in place where you could buy copy-protected recordings that would work in Microsoft's various media players (PC, PocketPC, smartphones, etc.
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I've had an e-mail dangling in my inbox since last week that I've been meaning to come back to. It's a reminder of how the ecosystem around Microsoft media technologies is in full bloom and how, if some of the other media platform providers don't do something about their ecosystems, we could be facing a monoculture that's far bigger than the one we have with PCs.
The director of Dell's PowerEdge Server Product Group, Tim Golden, cites marketshare numbers from IDC and claims that it didn't take long for Dell's new blade strategy to devastate the competition.
Jim Willis, the chief geek in the Rhode Island Secretary of State's office, has a vision for government data:It is simply unacceptable at this point...
With its recently released beta, AirSet joins Trumba (Jeremy Jaech's latest venture) as the next wave of online-calendaring services tackling the unsolved problem of managing multiple schedules in a single place. Hoping to avoid repeating the mistakes of the dot-com generation of now defunct or bought up sites (i.
On June 28th, the Churchill Club held a panel discussion, "Outsourcing: Sorting Out The Hype, Reality, Risks And Benefits." Mark Boslet, a writer for Dow Jones, was the moderator.
Prior to the Churchill Club event, "Outsourcing: Sorting Out The Hype, Reality, Risks And Benefits," I interviewed Vivek Paul, vice chairman of Wipro Limited and President of Wipro Technologies. The 15-minute interview is available as an MP3 that can be downloaded or,if you’re already subscribed to ZDNet’s IT Matters series of audio podcasts, it will show up on your system or MP3 player automatically (See ZDNet’s podcasts: How to tune in).
While covering JavaOne I was talking to Sun chief technology evangelist Simon Phipps about all the recent rapprochement among the industry titans. He aptly described the trends as a settling of old scores.
OK, this is my last JavaOne post. I hope. Who were the front-runners and who were the also rans?
Yesterday, as a part of our ongoing coverage of JavaOne, I opined that this year's annual Java lovefest could turn out to be the last stand for NetBeans. As I described in that blog, NetBeans is an integrated development environment (one that embodies the write once run anywhere religion of Java) that's currently losing in an important popularity war against its rival IDE Eclipse.