For you late holiday shoppers, Walt Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal's personal technology columnist, shows me an assortment of new gadgets, including the Microsoft Zune, an HDTV receiver for the computer, a bunch of iPod accessories and Samsung's new BlackJack cell phone.
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I put together a slide show with some of my photos taken throughout the year at various events. The collection is somewhat random and I'll probably add a few more as they surface from deep within my hard disk.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates lays out the robotic future in the cover story of January's Scientific American magazine, which has a C-3PO type robot on the cover. In the story, Gates argues that the robot industry is akin to the PC industry 30 years ago.
Akamai has added two heavy hitters to its customer roster. On Tuesday, Akamai's Japan unit said that its technology will be adopted as a content delivery platform for Sony's PlayStation Network, an online service for the PlayStation 3.
With the Privacy Data Clearinghouse reporting that the number of data records lost has surpassed the 100 million mark you’d think the organizations that hold our data would be shamed into better security practices. Not quite.
Headlines of the day: Oracle's second quarter results underwhelm. The conference call tone was relatively low key (Transcript at SeekingAlpha) and worries about applications growth abounds.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is banking on two things for the future growth in the company's applications business: Winning battles among various verticals such as retail and telecom billing and betting heavily on search. Oracle, which reported second quarter earnings earlier today, projected third quarter results in line with current expectations of earnings of 22 cents a share on sales of $4.
A nw naming convention, XRIs, provides real value for identity on the 'Net.
While I was attending the Churchill Club event, Making a List: Fourth Annual What's Hot and What's Not in Personal Technology, I managed to snag Satjiv Chahil, senior vice president of marketing for HP's Personal Systems Group. I have know Satjiv since his days as a marketing whiz at Apple, Sony and Palm.
Oracle used its fiscal second quarter earnings release to kick around another competitor--BEA Systems. "We continue to gain market share in applications from SAP, in middleware from BEA, and in database from IBM," said Oracle President, Charles Phillips.