Notable headlines:Microsoft starts gathering IE 8 feedback.Adobe to send PDF to standards group.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.
Hewlett-Packard is one of the seminal Silicon Valley companies, rooted in the nerdy engineering-driven culture that also spawned Intel, Apple, Sun, Google and other legends in the neighborhood. Unlike Apple, which has become synonymous with cool consumer tech, HP is still mostly iconic as an engineering company that happens to sell big iron, PCs and printers.
Intel is ramping up its 45-nanometer generation of chips, which will result in smaller, faster and more energy efficient chips. Tom Krazit covers the announcement: The Penryn chips are the first iteration of the new manufacturing strategy outlined by [Intel CEO Paul] Otellini earlier this year.
Lucasfilm is one of the more bandwidth hungry operations in the world. Daniel Terdiman of news.
An open cell form platform changes the interactions that take place and who's in control. Is it possible?
This week on the Dan & David Show, ZDNet Executive Editor Larry Dignan joins us to discuss Microsoft's earning, its attempts to make gains in the search arena and the impact of unleashing Vista on the world January 30. We also analyze the Sun-Intel-AMD triangle and how XenSource is stacking up against VMware.
NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson has joined his former Oracle colleague and on demand software adherent, salesforce.com Marc Benioff, in predicting the failure of SAP to penetrate the SMB market.
IBM is unveiling its latest approach to tackling the identity theft scourge with software that allows users to control personal information by sharing only a pseudonym with third parties. The company is also contributing the software, dubbed Identity Mixer, to the year-old Eclipse Higgins project, which is an open source effort to developing user control identity management.
Microsoft's plan to sell multiple versions of Vista--Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate--may already be paying dividends. The company, which reported fiscal second quarter earnings and provided plenty of items to analyze, said last night that it expects premium versions of Vista to represent 60 percent of sales in fiscal year 2007 (SeekingAlpha transcript).
Notable headlines:Google using Intel servers again.Microsoft Word Zero-Day Attack Discovered.