News.com's Michael Singer has a report that reminds us of why there can be a hidden toll of patents on standards.
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At a Churchill Club event on October 26, 2005, Jonathan Schwartz, president and COO at Sun was interviewed by Quentin Hardy, Silicon Valley bureau chief as Forbes. You can download the audio of the one-hour interview here.
Gartner makes a prediction that by 2015, over 100 leading companies will have made or saved at least $10 million due to networked creative intelligence, which leverages virtual communities to create new sources of information and value. Quality and trust ratings, folksonomies and tagging, prediction markets and open source coding and content development (Wikipedia) are examples of applying networked, creative intelligence, Gartner said.
ExxonMobil's third quarter profit surged nearly 75 percent to $9.92 billion, based on skyrocketing oil and natural-gas prices.
A variety of countries and municipalities are considering or conducting experiments with active RFID tags and Global Positioning System receivers as a way of doing everything from toll collection to "congestion charges" (charging you for entering an especially crowded city center) to enhanced Amber Alerts (i.e.
As more news gets out about how the Massachusetts decision to standardize on OASIS' OpenDocument Format (ODF) as the statewide standard for creating...
Today was the first day of Internet Identity Workshop, a two day gathering of people interested in identity on the Internet. I've got detailed blog posts and pictures at my site.
At the Vortex 2005 conference in San Francisco, the Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik talked to John Gallant about competing with Sun and Red Hat's role as a standard bearer for the global open source community and the General Public License. The brand of Red Hat and freedom of choice--no lock-in--are increasingly becoming synonymous, he said.
In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show we mash up Google, Sun, Microsoft, Red Hat among others.
It's always comforting to know that another reporter covering the technology sector has run into precisely the same problem I have (and that millions of other people are running into). It's a ridiculous problem that's easily solvable, and it just takes a handful of vendors to decide to solve it.