The crosscurrents are still swirling around Microsoft's deal with Novell to resell Suse Linux. And the Free Software Foundation may have found an avenue to hit Novell in the pocket.
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Notable headlines: The fiscal 2008 Federal budget has landed. Feds allocate $65 billion for IT in proposed 2008 budget.
Oracle is increasingly targeting specific industries and building its management bench at the same time. At last week's Applications Unlimited event in New York, Oracle president Charles Phillips outlined how the company was building divisions focused on the retail, telecommunications, financial services and utility industries.
Doug Kaye's architecture for a new podcasting platform provides a glimpse of computing's future with it's sophisticated use of Amazon's Web services.
President Bush's fiscal 2008 budget includes an information technology budget of $65 billion, up 3 percent from fiscal 2007's request. Meanwhile, the feds continue to talk up information technology's power.
Loopt, Inc and Sprint Nextel (the cellular carrier) have announced a provocative new service that "scans" a 25-mile radius around you and supplies a real-time map of your buddies' locations. It's symmetrical, of course: If you can see someone, that someone can see you.
Google is prepping a PowerPoint-ish presentation tool to finish off what Paul Kedrosky coined an anti-Office suite. The big question is what's the end game here?
Notable headlines: Google Docs to support Power Point presentations soon. Google prepares "Presently.
VMware will offer a software bundle to get small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) on the virtualization bandwagon. And it may not have to work that hard to get SMBs on board.
The SuperBowl is one of those events, like the Academy Awards, that sucks up most of the oxygen in the air. For me, SuperBowl Sunday is a good time to read a book, go for a hike or...