Is JPMorgan Chase's cancellation of a $5 billion contract with IBM a sign that technology services megadeals are going the way of the dinosaur? Other billion-dollar agreements have unraveled recently: EDS and Dow Chemical "mutually" terminated a contract valued at $1.
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WebEx has come up with a new twist on web-conferencing software--a tool to make sure that users are paying attention...
Google's free email service Gmail, has inspired programmers to come up with completely novel ways of using the service, New Scientist reports.
Groove chairman and Notes creator Ray Ozzie joined the Gillmor Gang Thursday for an hour of conversation with Gang members Steve Gillmor, Jon Udell, Dana Gardner, Doc Searls, and Michael Vizard. In just the first fifteen minutes, Ozzie noted: Microsoft's Longhorn realignment was fairly dramatic from an ISV perspective, especially given the PDC messaging about creating a definitive wave of innovation and a whole new programming model.
There is some consensus among analysts that VMWare is not threatened by Microsoft's new Virtual Server. While it costs less than VMware's server virtualization products, it doesn't officially support operating systems other than Windows, such as Linux.
With its live bookmarks, built-in Google tool bar, tabbed interface, a pop-up blocker, and its support for RSS feeds, Mozilla Firefox 1.0 Prerelease should put Microsoft on notice, says CNET Reviews editor Rob Vamosi.
Miami-Dade County's Office of Emergency Management has developed...
In as many weeks, Research in Motion has announced a second BlackBerry phone that takes on a "candy-bar" form factor.
That didn't take long.
Vendors offering Web Services and SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) solutions are having a difficult time figuring out just who the buyers are within the companies they target.