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Articles by W. David Gardner
posted in September 2005
According to “The Google Legacy,'' history is about to repeat itself. Microsoft today is where IBM was years ago. And Google is in a position to do to Bill Gates what he did to IBM. The result could be a new industry kingpin.
It's an important milestone in the effort to tax Internet retail sales.
Zend sells PHP, a scripting language used for Web development.
The DSL Forum has issued new technical reports designed to support the rollout of enhanced services for the home including Internet TV and VoIP.
In unveiling its "Lexus" line of PCs that are priced as high as $6,000, Dell Computer is targeting the carriage trade, while MIT's $100 hand-cranked laptop PC is designed for the other end of the economic spectrum.
The 100,000 members of the now-defunct Interex Hewlett-Packard user group have been invited to join the HP Encompass and OpenView Forum International user groups.
Inmarsat has asked for FCC approval to launch a spacecraft for the service by 2010 to provide global voice, data, multimedia, and a communications network in times of crisis.
The vendor's BLINK software will provide users with an intuitive GUI that simplifies connecting cell phone handsets with PCs.
The OpenDocument format that sparked a high-profile dispute between Microsoft and the state of Massachusetts will make its debut in a commercial office suite this week, as part of Sun Microsystems’ StarOffice 8 release.
Once faced with doubtful market acceptance, Bluetooth is firmly established as a short-range technology for voice and data transmission, according to a report.
Many firms may not be able to comply completely with the FCC's Enhanced 911 order by the Nov. 28 deadline.
Microsoft plans to beef up its operation in India by increasing staff, improving broadband access, and promising versions of Windows XP for different Indian dialects.
As Massachusetts picks the OpenDocument format over Microsoft's OpenOffice XML, other government bodies are likely to follow.
In particular, the country needs to be able to deploy a reliable mobile communications system--preferably based on the latest technologies--in the event of a disaster.
VoIP over WiFi networks, like the one now being implemented in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, could soon spread like wildfire to other municipalities, attendees at the VON Fall 2005 conference in Boston were told.
The FCC is still hearing from both sides in the battle over the acquisition of AT&T by SBC Communications.
Spending for online local advertising in the U.S. is forecast to grow 26 percent to $3.2 billion this year and increase to $5.3 billion by 2010, according to a report released Wednesday.
The resulting service package will combine Internet phoning and hosted versions of server products including Microsoft Exchange server 2003, among others--all geared to small and medium-sized businesses.
The 1394 Trade Association is developing a specification to enable the IEEE 1394 standard, also known as Firewire, to deliver audio and video over coaxial cable.
Text messaging, e-mail, video blogs, and other IP-based applications were instrumental in keeping people connected in the wake of the storm, enthusiasts say.
Other World Computing will introduce technology to run the latest version of the Mac operating system on old PowerMacs, laptops and iMacs.
As Microsoft previewed the coming version of its Office suite in Los Angeles, the firm stepped up its opposition to a bid by Massachusetts that requires state agencies to use an 'OpenDocument' format.
Spending for health care and public safety is expected to level off, according to a new Input study, with state and local educational technology getting the benefit.
After a week of iPod mania, Apple Computer returned to its personal computing roots as it boosted its Xserve rack storage system with up to 7 terabytes of capacity.
The auction giant will package PayPal's e-payment service with Skype's VoIP, even as Wall Street does not seem impressed with the proposed merger.
Former FCC chairman Michael Powell is joining the board of directors of ObjectVideo Inc., a video surveillance software firm.
Globalstar chairman and CEO Jay Monroe's home in New Orleans was in the path of the storm, and he and much of his family are among the displaced.
Skype Technologies on Thursday declined to comment on reports that it's in talks to be acquired by eBay. Faced with similar rumors last week, Skype denied them.
With most landline and cell-phone networks still dead in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast where Hurricane Katrina hit hardest, there has been an almost panicky run to satellite phone service, which has remained uninterrupted in the days since the hurricane plowed into the region.
The worldwide disk storage systems market continue its robust growth in the second quarter, chalking up year over year gains of 9.9 percent to reach the $5.6 billion mark.