Wire reports say that Microsoft has offered Yahoo! $31 per share or $44.
Dennis Howlett analyzing the issues faced by senior business practitioners who work with enterprise software.
Dennis Howlett is a 40 year veteran in enterprise IT, working with companies large and small across many industries. He endeavors to inform buyers in a no-nonsense manner and spares no vendor that comes under his microscope.
Following on from my last piece about Twitter, I also spoke with Craig Cmehil, another Irregular and SAPper. For some weeks, Craig has been running a side project to develop a Twitteresque alternative for use inside the firewall.
Right now, Twitter is a mess. Most of today, European users have experienced outages of varying length and even hard core Twitter fans are saying they've had enough.
Seesmic, the closed beta 'video conversation ' platform that is uploading more than 4,000 videos per day today announced at Demo 2008 a series of enhancements that will see the service emerge from being an interesting social media experiment to a service that might capture the interest of major brands.Released today is the much needed conversation threading where users can see replies behind any story.
Larry Dignan talks about Societe Generale (SocGen) as if it is a rogue edge case. It's not.
Late this afternoon, Automattic, the folk behind Wordpress released a new theme called Prologue under the GPL that replicates Twitter's look and feel with much of what Twitter already does but with threading via comments. Why it hasn't been done before is a mystery to me although I know of several enterprise projects designed to achieve a similar effect.
Letter to Bill Gates:Dear BillI realize that in the run up to your retirement from Microsoft you've probably got a thousand things on your mind. You're leaving a legacy unparalleled in computing history but there is one more thing you could do that would put an emphatic and indelible stamp on the industry you love.
Last week I heard from Craig Sullivan, Netsuite's VP international products. He wanted the opportunity to respond to my Netsuite nightmares part deux post.
Earlier today I saw Russell Shaw's critique of the MacBook Air where he says he prefers the Dell XPS on a cost benefit basis. I don't plan on investing in an Air because it looks way too flimsy for a keyboard pounder like me.
The SAP-BusinessObjects go to market show was mildly interesting but left key questions unanswered. Colleagues Dan Farber and Mike Krigsman were on the call as was James Governor.