Is Yahoo Working On A Cell Phone?
Earlier this week Michael Arrington at TechCrunch dropped a bombshell that has yet to be explained: Yahoo is supposedly working on a cell phone.
Factories Get Wireless Help
NIST researching ways to help manufacturers minimize radio interference so wireless devices work better in factories.
Google News Becomes A Publisher
Instead of links, Google wants to carry articles from news agencies like The Associated Press to promote "the definitive original copy and give credit to the original journalist."
The Lighter Side of Outsourcing
Consumer confidence faltering in a sputtering economy, jobs continuing to move offshore at rapid pace… is this a time to laugh at outsourcing? Why not? As outsourcing vendors get increasingly sophisticated, and as corporate America gets increasingly greedy about the cost savings, here are a few glorious changes that we can look forward to.
Microsoft Settles Web Patent Dispute With Eolas
Shareholders of the closely held company will receive a per-share dividend of between $60 and $72 as a result of the deal with Microsoft, although terms of the settlement are confidential.
Stonebraker Raises Vertica's DW Profile
I had a long briefing with database legend Michael Stonebraker today, and I feel compelled to share a few highlights of the conversation. Stonebraker is known as a visionary, and he has consistently turned those visions into long-term bets through commercial startups. Today's prediction? "Sooner or later, the entire data warehousing market is going to move to column-store solutions," Stonebraker asserts, column-store being the architectural basis of his latest venture, a startup called Vertica.
To Dream the Impossible Wi-Fi Dream
The efforts in certain cities to provide free Wi-fi access to all reminds me of the efforts to provide universal health care coverage in this country: Everyone agrees that it's a great idea; everyone knows that it would be beneficial to many; but a combination of politics and finances keep stalling those efforts.
The latest Quixotic attempt to provide free Wi-fi access came in Chicago. The city wanted to create a citywide wireless Internet network but after less than two years of trying to get
Google To Follow Apple into the Cell Phone Market?
By Paul Korzeniowski
Cell phones seem to be primary currency in todayï¿¼s high tech market. Now that the Apple iPhone buzz is dying down, reports
are that Google, is about to become the next industry heavyweight to jump into the market. These vendors seem to think that cell phones are a good way to connect with the young, hip buyers who dictate which products are cool and which are passï¿¼
Google Web Toolkit Leaves Beta
The company estimates that recompiling applications with GWT 1.4 can result in software that has 30% less code and can run 20% to 50% faster.
New Apple iPods Expected Sept. 5
Other rumors say the iPods would be powered by a derivative of the Mac operating system and that Apple would offer the long-awaited Beatles music catalog on iTunes.
iWork's Play for the Small Biz Desktop
"Productivity suite" used to mean one thing and one thing only: Microsoft Office. Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint. Love it or hate it, most of us use Office daily to grind out bargeloads of documents, spreadsheets, email, and presentations.
Open Text Keeps Up With Legal Sector
Enterprise Content Management (ECM) vendor Open Text recently announced that it will deliver a major upgrade to the acquired (ex-Hummingbird) eDocs technology for the Legal sector. Not earth-shattering, but important news nonetheless... It reaffirms Open Text's commitment to building on other repositories where sensible - in this case Microsoft - the platform that dominates Legal.
WebTrends Upgrade: The Price is Wrong!
What troubles me is how pricing based on "unique requirements" has become the standard operating procedure among the largest Web analytics firms - not just WebTrends. Perhaps this is just a reflection of a software space maturing and coming up with more enterprisey licensing models - "whatever you've got is what you'll pay" - but for you, the customer, this is not a good thing. I rarely meet a customer who completely understands their license or contract agreement.
Does Privacy Matter?
Donald Leka, CEO of New York-based TransMedia, maker of the Glide online media sharing and storage service, believes consumers care about privacy.
Diebold Gets Patents For Mobile ATM Technology
Diebold says it has received patents for technologies that let mobile phone owners do things like find ATMs, order cash withdrawals remotely, generate electronic checks, and transmit wireless payments.
WebEx Links iPhone To Outlook, Remote PCs
An upgrade to WebEx PCNow 3.0 remote access software will let iPhone users check their Microsoft Outlook e-mail and view the files stored on their remote Windows computers.