Mr. Torvalds Goes To Brussels
Last week, a group of Open Source pioneers joined the battle over the future of software patents in the European Union. Over the next several weeks, the EU could fall into the same legal trap that ensnared the U.S. software industry--or it could take the first step towards dumping the concept of software patents once and for all.
Beyond BPM Tools
Process management is a practice that can be supported by tools not traditionally thought of as "BPM" software, and businesses owe it to themselves to investigate all their options before deciding on a BPM strategy.
Talk About Speech Recognition!
Most PC-based speech-to-text dictation solutions have been too unreliable for the typical user to embrace. ScanSoft's new Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 should change those perceptions.
Beijing Gives Microsoft The Boot
Beijing's municipal government kills a $3.5 million deal with Microsoft, as government officials prove they're serious about enforcing a "buy-China" software policy.
Microsoft Cans Windows 2000 SP5
It plans instead to produce an "update rollup" in the middle of next year as its last security patch for the operating system.
Red Hat Preps Enterprise Linux 4
With the top two commercial Linux distributions based on the Linux 2.6 kernel, the open-source operating system could gain greater footing among enterprise apps.
Online Shopping Has Its Brightest 'Black Friday'
More people than ever chose to let their fingers do their holiday shopping. Consumers spent $250 million online on Friday, a 41% increase over the $174 million they spent online on the same day a year ago.
EDS Wins Tax Agency Contract
The British Columbia project, potentially worth $485 million, could help EDS's efforts to financially right itself.
3-D Game Phones Coming To Korea
ARM, Superscape Group plc, and Sinjisoft announced today that they would collaborate on 3D applications for wireless devices to serve the mobile phone market in Korea.
A Better iPod
Apple's iPod Photo is a whole new creature, with an ability to view brilliant color photos. The pictures are great, but with its increased storage, longer battery-life and sharp, 65,000-color display, it's a much better music player as well.
Somebody Stop The Megapixel Madness!
All around the world, including Europe, China, Japan and the rest of Asia, handset makers are scrambling to maximize the pixel density of CCDs in their camera phone offerings. But what about optics?
Software Monitors Returns at Retailers
How many returns are too many? Shoppers may soon find out as "Black Friday," the day after Thanksgiving, kicks off the 2004 holiday shopping season. A software application from The Return Exchange Inc. called Verify-1 that monitors and records the frequency of returns by consumers is starting to catch on.
Where To Place Your OS Bets
Most solutions providers are still on the Windows bandwagon, but more are also weighing open-source alternatives.
Firefox Downloads On A Red-Hot Roll
Users download more than 5.6 million copies of the Firefox 1.0 browser since its release two weeks ago, reflecting recent market-share gains against Internet Explorer.
Outsider On Top
Computer Associates' CEO-elect must reconcile product strategy and customer satisfaction