Dell Offers PC Pre-Loaded With Movies
For an additional $20, movie fans can get a copy of "Iron Man," along with bonus features, pre-loaded on select Inspiron, Dell Studio, and XPS laptops, and desktops.
10 Tips For SMBs To Survive The Cash Flow Crisis
If you own a small business, it could feel like the whole world is closing in around you. And yet, SMBs have some of the best options out there, according to consultant and financial software developer Rusty Luhring.
Owners Of Smaller Businesses Face Tightening Credit
During the dot com boom, option grants and stock prices dominated water cooler conversation. Then after that blew up, financial small talk shifted to how far underwater those (worthless) options were, but even that dismay was leavened by the relentless increases in real estate values. Now the talk is about what bank will fail next, will the credit markets seize up entirely, and when your essential business equipment will be liquidated.
SOA Applications In Virtual Machines? Experience Matters
Not everybody remembers a little outfit called Wily Technology. It was a Silicon Valley startup that caught my eye because it did something that made eminent common sense: it watched a running Java application the way an end user would experience it on the Internet. In January 2006, CA acquired the eight-year-old company for $390 million.
Apple Tweaks App Store Policies
The company is hoping to stop shady developers from propping up their applications with fake reviews, as well as keep users who haven't tried it from posting negative reviews.
HTC G1 Android Phone Temporarily 'Sold Out' Online
How something can sell out when it's not even shipping yet is a concept I can't quite wrap my head around. Be that as it may, T-Mobile subscribers attempting to preorder the GPhone over the weekend were told that it was no longer available.
Another WCF Gotcha: Calling Another Service/Resource Within a Call
I wrote in the past how WCF defaults limit scalability but this thing (which had cost me two days of head scratching) is even worse. Consider the following scenario: You have a WCF service/resource. when you get a message/request your codes needs to send another message to another service.
Google Ponders The Future Of The Internet
In a blog post on The Official Google Blog, Google's chief Internet evangelist lays out some thoughts on how the Internet will transform over the coming years. Essentially, he says that the Internet is a software artifact, and software provides for an endless frontier of possibilities.
Finally, Microsoft Blows Away Some Bloat
Every time Microsoft releases a new operating system, it's bigger and more bloated than the previous one. There's an inkling that Windows may have hit high tide with Vista, and the bloat will ebb when Windows 7 arrives. It would be a welcome change.
Google's Charity, At Your Expense
Google on Wednesday launched a contest to solicit ideas about how to help humanity. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but would-be contest participants should think carefully before acting selflessly.
Global IPTV: $19 Billion Market By 2012
Driving the increase is growing consumer demand for video, as well as the entry of new content providers such as YouTube and Joost, according to a new Gartner survey.
Four Companies Secure $143 Million In Funding
Business loans may be hard to come by, but in the past three days, four emerging companies have revealed that they're receiving a total of $143 million in investment funding. Here's how Connectiva, Digg, MOD Systems, and OpTier plan to spend the money.
Visa Bringing The Power Of Plastic To Android
Visa has committed to creating a financial application for the Android platform that will provide notifications, alerts, and other location-based services. Visa also is teaming up with Nokia to enable mobile payments.