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.
Why Apple-Style Secrecy Won't Work For Microsoft
One of the hallmarks of Apple's current cachet, along with pure stylishness, is its secrecy. Products don't get announced until very close to release date, features sometimes even later, and Apple's public relations department isn't exactly the most open. Apple's caginess certainly breeds intrigue, but it wouldn't work as a corporate policy at a place like Microsoft.
IPhone Net Searches Surge Before Launch
The most popular queries for iPhone focused on price, reviews, news, and the release date, with price queries accounting for 4.23% of all U.S. iPhone searches.
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.
How To Crash Windows Vista In 10 Seconds Or Less
Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system is a mighty paradox. On the one hand, it's more robust and feature-rich than any of its predecessors. For the most part, it's also more secure and is immune to many pretty sophisticated takedown attempts. But it's got one nasty Achilles' Heel, which'll enable you to crash the OS in under 10 seconds.
Gates' Legacy Also Transforms A City
After reading the articles on Bill Gates' legacy by my colleagues John Foley and John Soat, I have to add an aspect that they left out: the profound reshaping of Seattle that was a direct result of Microsoft's ascendance. Has any individual (well, pair of individuals, since you have to count Paul Allen in this calculation) ever had a more profound effect on a large American city?
Will The iPhone Support Microsoft Exchange?
For much of the last six months, bloggers and reporters operated under the assumption that the iPhone would not support major enterprise platforms like BlackBerry Enterprise Server or Microsoft Exchange. That may change tomorrow, though, if Microsoft blogger Mary Jo Foley is correct. According to her the iPhone will support Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.