The good news: You can take a technology company public today. The bad news: It may be broken once it trades.
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Update below: Phil Wainewright raises an interesting beef in his post on SaaS data worries. In a nutshell, Phil says it's strange that people are trotting out the "your data may not be safe" argument when talking about Google Office.
There's a downside to software acquisitions. These newly bulked up giants will increase your software maintenance and support costs.
If you're having some trouble navigating all the news and views from Macworld here are some handy links:ZDNet's Macworld blog focus.News roundup.
The IT systems integration of US Airways and America West has gone fairly well overall. Until Sunday.
Salesforce.com typically rolls out a new version of its software all at once.
Stephen Shankland is reporting that Oracle has quietly cut database prices on some low-end servers using multicore processors. It's clear that Oracle's move is because Microsoft doesn't charge that way and is making some database inroads.
From most indications--the Daylight Saving Time change--passed without any major hiccups. Computerworld sounded the all clear.
Can two Oracle alumni hit bring e-procurement applications to the midmarket? Coupa, a Foster City, Calif.
The reviews are in and it's clear that Yahoo Pipes is the belle of the RSS ball. If the chatter on Techmeme is any indicator, Yahoo Pipes is utter mashup euphoria.