"Software is bought, not sold." That's the credo of John Roberts, co-founder and CEO of open source CRM software start-up SugarCRM.
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Jon Udell declared 2004 the Year of the Enterprise...
Last week, while in Australia and downplaying the importance of last year's watershed agreement between Sun and Microsoft, Sun developer products CTO and father of Java James Gosling proclaimed that "We're still trying to work out what that agreement means. In some levels, it's actually meaning less and less.
Augmented reality systems essentially bring the special effects ofmovies into more practical uses. Maybe one of the simplest examples are thesystems that let you see what your house will look like with the paintscheme you've picked out.
I gave a talk recently at which many people had Wi-Fi-enabled PCs open on their laps. It puts a lot of pressure on a speaker when your audience has Google and your own technical resources are limited to a flaky lapel mike and a glass of water.
Thanks in part to the a mention in the very popular Scobelizer blog from Microsoft's Robert Scoble, word is spreading 'round the net very quickly that, at the request of the NFL, Fox Television yanked the second scheduled run of GoDaddy.com's commercial based on its content.
In his blog, John Battelle writes that analysts, who expect Google to perform flawlessly over the next year or so, are calling the company's stock "priced to perfection.
In addition to releasing another premium service (voice mail), free Internet telephony provider Skype also emerged from its beta tests of a version for OS X in the last week. According to a story by News.
If you're a member of the press and you write anything that's remotely critical of Linux's chances of success on the desktop (which I have), the Linux community unleashes a fury of fire and brimstone upon you. Invariably, your credentials to make any such judgment are dragged through the mud and a few people who like to take the heat get into the fire in your defense and the angry mob becomes even more enraged.
Renai LeMay of ZDNet Australia reports on the latest comments regarding Microsoft from Java father and Sun developer products CTO James Gosling. After calling Sun's technical agreement with Microsoft less and less meaningful, Gosling called Microsoft's support of C and C++ in the common language runtime (CLR) in .