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Teqlo to let users assemble Web applications

Jeff Nolan left SAP about a month ago, and I have been waiting for him to resurface. He turned up at Teqlo (formerly Abgenial Systems), which is building a development environment for assembling applications from Web services and a runtime environment for hosting and managing applications.

October 11, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Chambers at Gartner Symposium: I'm very proud to be a plumber

Here at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Cisco CEO John Chambers is on stage getting questioned by Gartner analysts Tom Bittman and David Willis. Regarding what keeps Cisco competitive, Chambers said: "We don't compete against competitors, we compete by spotting tipping points.

October 11, 2006 by David Berlind


Ready, aim, prosecute

CDEX, Inc. has developed (though it still needs a lot of field testing) a nifty, yellow, $10,000 UV-based gun that will detect trace amounts of illegal substances on a surface such as a door handle or (presumably) your lips.

October 10, 2006 by Ed Gottsman


The dynamics of Enterprise 2.0--follow the ants

Rod Boothby has an interesting post on how the social dynamic of work is changing due to the influence of the Web and related technologies. There is something very interesting happening in the field of enterprise technology.

October 10, 2006 by Dan Farber


Office 2.0: GoogleDocs in the works

Mary Jo Foley posts on Steve Bryant's report that tomorrow at the Office 2.0 conference, Google will unveil its GoogleDocs project, which merges Writely and Google Spreadsheets into a unified collaboration suite.

October 10, 2006 by Dan Farber


Voting electronically? Be very afraid!

This November's election marks the first widespread use of electronic voting in the US. There is considerable concern among computer security professionals and others that electronic voting is not secure and evidence keeps mounting that the current crop of machines are not secure as they could be.

October 10, 2006 by Phil Windley