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More on SAP's 'hybrid' CRM

SAP's announcement of its on demand CRM solution has stimulated competitors and commmentors. Phil Wainewright hits SAP over the head for announcing a "gridless on demand model.

February 2, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Sun's analyst day bright spots

Sun is having its analyst conference in San Francisco this week, and there is lots of interesting coverage. Stephen O'Grady captures the presentation by Netscape and now Ning founder Marc Andreessen.

February 2, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Thinking twice about doing business in China

As is the case in many governments with respect to their countries, the Chinese government sets the ground rules before foreign companies can do business in China.  The choice between going along with those rules or losing access to one of the fastest growing markets in the world has largely been a behind-closed-doors decision that involved no government intervention.

February 2, 2006 by David Berlind

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SAP rolls out 'hybrid' CRM

SAP rolled out today its CRM on-demand application, focusing on large and mid-sized companies, for managing sales, service and marketing. The company calls it 'hyrbid' CRM, with subscription-based licensing.

February 2, 2006 by Dan Farber

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SAP hosted CRM on tap tomorrow

I'll be at the SAP Palo Alto offices for the introduction of its hosted CRM solution. Phil Wainewright speculates on SAP's challenges as a hosted service provider.

February 1, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Detecting single photons

What do you do when you need to transmit a signal over a long distance, from Saturn, say, and you're low on power?  Until now, you turned the bandwidth way down, but new single-photon detectors could change that.

February 1, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Dumb idea?: Biometric hall pass for travelers

Bruce Schneier doesn't mince words about the stupidy of (a) using biometric IDs to create two classes of travelers (low risk, higher risk) and (b) privatizing the system that does it: What the Trusted Traveler program does is create two different access paths into the airport: high security and low security. The intent is that only good guys will take the low-security path, and the bad guys will be forced to take the high-security path....

January 31, 2006 by David Berlind

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Someone in Congress finally flags the evil broadcast flag

Corey Doctorow: Until now, lawmakers have been reluctant to speak out against [the Broadcast and Audio Flags]. A combination of expert lobbying and technological ignorance has made Congress suicidally willing to consider proposals to break America's televisions....

January 31, 2006 by David Berlind

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