Microsoft Shows Its IBMness
Firefox could rekindle genuine competition in the desktop software market--if enterprise IT organizations are willing to do their part.
Oracle Replaces Top Executives At PeopleSoft
Oracle Corp. wasted little time cleaning house in its takeover of PeopleSoft Inc., removing four top executives from the latter's ranks and replacing them with Oracle executives.
Calif. PUC Files Appeal To FCC's Vonage Decision -- Maybe
Setting itself up for a potential regulatory flip-flop, the California Public Utilities Commission has filed a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit challenging the FCC's recent decision to exempt Voice over IP provider Vonage Holdings from state-by-state regulations -- a petition that the CPUC itself may seek to overturn when new commissioners come on board Jan. 11.
Sprint's Wholesale Cell Phone Business Gets Popular
The missing piece in the bundles that telecommunications companies offer consumers is typically cell phone service, which may explain why Sprint Corp. is becoming popular as a reseller of its cell phone service.
Commodore Brand Comes Home
The venerable and once-proud Commodore computer brand has been sold by its Dutch owners to a Beverly Hills, Calif.-based digital content distributor.
Top Five BI Trends
The waning year saw major business intelligence trends on the user side that testify to the dynamism of BI as a technology. Here's a summary.
Report: Apple To Launch $499 Mac
Apple enthusiasts say that in January Apple will unveil a sub-$500 Mac designed to entice Windows users who own iPods to make the computer switch.
SmartVideo to Launch Mobile Video Service at CES
SmartVideo today announced that it will launch its premier streaming video service Jan. 6 at CES in Las Vegas. The company will also demonstrate its mobile video application and streaming content lineup.
Experts: Gateway Is Ideal Takeover Target
Gateway Inc. has the look of prey in the consolidating personal computer industry. Industry experts think the three most likely bidders are Taiwan's Acer Inc., Lenovo and South Korea's Samsung Corp.
LCD Sales Rise, Custom Units Fade As Prices Fall
The continuing fall of LCD monitor prices has been good news for custom-system builders as they watch customers flock to the technology and away from CRT monitors. But the price drop is causing some builders to stop production of custom monitors.
PlanView Links Up With BMC
Connections between the vendors' software will give managers improved visibility into IT operational data.
Wal-Mart's Linux Gambit
I'm no friend of Wal-Mart. During my college years back in North Carolina and Georgia, I watched as Sam Walton's "big box" retail outlets spread across the countryside like a bad rash, leaving one bombed-out small-town business district after another in their wake.
China Devises First Core Router For IPv6 Networks
China has developed and demonstrated its first high-performance network core router based on the next-generation Internet standard known as IPv6, which the country officially inaugurated earlier this week.
SEA-EAT Blog Mobilizes Fast For Tsunami Relief
Three bloggers in Bombay set up tsunamihelp.blogspot.com soon after the tsunami hit on Sunday, to form a clearinghouse for disaster relief. Three days later, the blog has 50 contributors and 100,000 visitors. The organizers are struggling to keep up with growth and demand.