VoIP is ushering in a new era for the telecommunications industry, but just where it is headed and why it is important is open to widespread speculation. In what Om Malik calls "the best and most definitive essay you will ever ready on this technology," Daniel Berninger's analysis can leave you convinced that VoIP has what it takes to ignite a communications renaissance.
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MIT scientists isolated the spinach proteins that produce energy when exposed to light, and figured out how to use peptites (broken pieces of protein) to bond the photosynthetic spinach matter with an electrical circuit. Spinach solar cells could be applied like a layer of paint to a phone or other electronic device.
When PeopleSoft's CEO Craig Conway speaks to thousands of customers tomorrow at the company's annual customer event, he will try to convince them that the barbarians are not at the gate. Following a federal judge's ruling in favor of Oracle's proposed $7.
The year 2004 may go down in history as the year that PC hardware finally stepped up to the plate to take over desktop and notebook security where software leaves off, or just can't get the job done.
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.
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.