When I talked to EMC's Mark Lewis a few weeks ago, he said that his company's next hole to fill through acquisition was in the security space. According a New York Times report, EMC is in the running to acquire RSA Security for $1.
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Here in NYC on the second day of C3 Expo, I blocked out the evening for a visit over to Pepcom's Digital Experience event at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Technically speaking, Digital Experience is not a C3 event.
This week on The Dan & David Show, David calls in from Katz's Deli in New York City while he attended the C3 Expo (not much news). We discuss the fate of the much anticipated WinFS file system, Microsoft's unified communications suite (coming sometime next year), CompUSA and NetSuite, the ongoing Intel/AMD competition for the fastest and coolest chips and RSS as the new Intranet protocol.
Yesterday I used the new touch-screen voting systems for the first time. My initial reaction was that they were easy to use and very clear about what was happening at each stage.
Here at C3 Expo in New York City, I bumped into Jeffrey Leventhal, CEO of OnForce.com.
Did you hear the one about the software retail store that started selling software as a service? No really.
It's always hard to figure out how to dive into a trade show. Do you go the appointment route and schedule nothing but back to back appointments who send you invitations ahead of time?
Michael Kanellos of news.com is in Israel checking out some of the local technology companies this week.
I'm fresh off the Delta Shuttle from Boston and sitting in the press room at C3 Expo (Corporate and Channel Computing) at the Javits Center on New York City's West Side (photo of a dead show floor shown below). I'm also fully loaded with gear for some multimedia coverage.
In writing WinFS R.I.P., my fellow ZDNet blogger Marc Orchant devotes sufficient text and linkage to what to many appears to be the death of WinFS: the supposedly revolutionary new Windows file system that Microsoft can't seem to shrink wrap and get out the door.