In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show Microsoft's Windows and Office Live is at the top of the show. Bill Gates and Ray Ozzie demonstrated (actually the demos were full of glitches) that Micosoft taking its learning from MSN, bCentral and competitors to turn the ship around services.
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In the face of threatened lawsuits, Google has decided to move forward with its book indexing plans. In August Google suspended the project, which initially will scan copyrighted books in the collections of Stanford University and the University of Michigan, to give publishers and authors time to request that their works not be included.
We are beginning to see good examples what's possible with open APIs, AJAX, Flash, Flex and other technologies that are making Web pages 'Live.' Of course, I am referring to Microsoft term for next generation Web experiences, mash ups, Web 2.
The advanced testing features will also be brought to Wind River's recently delivered Linux distribution.
By way of ZDNet reader Barb Bowman comes news that Sony BMG is moving quickly to clean up the PR disaster that ensued after Mark...
Remember the slogan and song "I love New York?" I used to love New York.
This is relatively late breaking news and more details won't be known until tomorrow. Two days after a Senate oversight committee in Massachusetts (1) questioned the authority of the state's IT department (ITD) to standardize on formats for storing public documents and (2) demanded that state officials take more time to study the potential impact of setting the OpenDocument Format (ODF) as a standard, an economic stimulus bill [Update: it's S.
In 2015, the planet is populated by about 7 billion people, a large majority untethered and connected via a variety of devices to the Network. Virtual connections erase time and borders; six degrees of separation; dynamic social and commerce networks; rich, secure and adaptive digital identities; tens of billions of network aware objects pulse their signals in the ether to data crunching, automated server farms.
Mercury Interactive, the company that pioneered business technology optimization, is now reeling from the resignation of top executives, who were found to be 'aware' of stock option irregularities (supposedly manipulation of stock option grants dates to reduce tax liabilities). It turns out that in most cases the date changes resulted in more favorable pricing of the options.
At a hearing on Monday, Oct 31, 2005, a Massachusetts state Senate oversight committee began what could best be referred to as a process of discovery to determine, amongst other things, whether the Commonwealth's Information Technology Division's (ITD) decision to standardize on the OpenDocument Format (ODF) as the standard file format in which the state must save certain public documents may have overlooked two significant drawbacks to the XML-based technology.