GPLv.3: 'A Great Improvement'
After an unprecedented drafting process, users can modify the free software on their personal and household devices and extend compatibility with other free software licenses.
Visa Gets More Personal With Data
Visa plans to roll out new, highly customized incentive and reward programs based on more detailed consumer information, including data on purchases, buying habits, and retailer loyalty.
The Enterprise Content Management - SOA Divide
In the content management world, I sense something of a backlash brewing against SOA (Service Oriented Architecture), but I wonder how real it is. With most Fortune 2000 firms already way down the SOA path, there seems to be no turning back. At the enterprise architecture level, there is no Plan B.
So the issue for me is not whether SOA is the way forward for ECM, but rather how seriously some of the ECM vendors are embracing it.
Get Ready For A Hacker Smackdown
A showdown is brewing between two sets of security researchers over whether virtualization-based rootkits are detectable in a system or not.
Ajax Tools May Power Web Apps For iPhone
The developer blogger community is speculating that a handful of Ajax tools may emerge as the only entry for third parties to the iPhone, via the Safari browser window.
Making Work More Like EVE Online
IBM ponders how enterprises can be rewired to be more like games, particularly massively multiplayer online games like fantasy-themed World of Warcraft.
Google Offers Cash For Gadgets
The catch is that the cash is available only to those with gadgets already garnering 250,000 page views per week or more.
Get Real About Marketing Performance Management
Nick Sharp, a VP and general manager at WebTrends, recently wrote a piece for mycustomer.com entitled "Web Analytics is dead!" The gist of the article is that Web marketers should not look at Web analytics data in a vacuum, but rather, use it to drive campaigns and solutions. No disagreement with the premise... but then I came across the term term "Marketing Performance Management." What is MPM exactly?
HP Pretexting Charges Dismissed
A judge dismissed all remaining charges at a hearing Thursday morning, during which defendants presented proof that they had completed community service they agreed to in March.
PacificNet To Sell TiVo In China
TiVo products and services would be distributed in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and other major cities through PacificNet's subsidiary iMobile.
Enterprise 2.0 Won't Fix 'Broken E-mail Culture'
I'm still thinking about last week's Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston, which ranks as the most exciting and thought-provoking event I've attended thus far this year... Blogs, wikis, text messaging, presence awareness and all things social networking received a lot of attention... but rich Internet applications, Ajax, mashups, SOA, SaaS and composite applications are also a big part of the Enterprise 2.0 mix.
Are You Ready for (Google) Location Intelligence?
Google is offering its mapping capabilities as a potential source of enterprise-class business intelligence in the area of location intelligence. Google has made its Google Maps for the Enterprise available at a low cost while providing telephone and e-mail support. The challenge for you is to decide whether this offering can meet your enterprise needs.
'Bandido' Software Pirate Sentenced To 51 Months
The feds called Hew Raymond Griffiths one of the most notorious leaders of the underground Internet piracy community. His extradition was one of the first for an intellectual property offense.
Tech Vendors Publish BPEL4People Spec
A group of technology vendors published a specification that extends business process execution language to incorporate human interactions. BPEL is an executable modeling language for building processes within an SOA.