Adobe Stakes New Claim To Rich Web Apps With Release Of Air
Adobe and its partners announced a number of Air applications for consumers and businesses, including Nasdaq Instant Market Replay and Business Objects' BI Desktop.
Adobe To Open Source Data-Connection Technology For Rich Internet Apps
Adobe, BEA Unite On Rich Web Apps For Business
EBay, Others Launch Desktop Apps With Adobe AIR
The Curse of Internet Anonymity
Renowned for his radical views of the Internet as a culture
killer, Silicon Valley author, broadcaster, and entrepreneur Andrew Keen
argues that Internet anonymity, which is fast becoming the norm, is a
societal danger, leading to serious, long-term consequences.
Salesforce.com Unveils Adobe AIR Tools
Developers will be able to build new AIR/Flex applications and sell them on Salesforce's AppExchange marketplace.
Photo-Sharing Startup Expanding Internationally
Tiny Pictures received $7.2 million in investment funding to build its Radar Gallery service, which allows instant sharing of pictures and videos taken with camera phones and camcorders.
Judge Grants 'Vista Capable' Lawsuit Class Action Status
A federal judge expanded a lawsuit filed by two consumers to potentially include all customers who purchased a Windows XP PC advertised as "Vista Capable."
N.Y. Times Unveils Mobile-To-PC App
ShifD eliminates the need to save information separately on multiple Web-enabled devices.
Military Says Spy Satellite Was Destroyed By Missile
Military officials are tracking fewer than 3,000 pieces of debris and all are smaller than a football.
Pakistan Blocks YouTube, Puts Blinders On The World
Users had a hard time accessing YouTube after Pakistan directed the country's ISPs to begin blocking the site for distributing offensive content.
Starting Salaries For Most IT Pros Will Climb In 2008
IT consulting firm sees increases of 5.3% in major metropolitan areas, with application developers, application architects, and project managers seeing even higher boosts.
Cisco Unveils 40-Core Networking Semiconductor
The QuantumFlow Processor includes a programmable chipset and can perform up to 160 simultaneous processes.
Hospital Takes Its Grand Opening To Second Life
Virtual visitors to the Palomar West Medical Campus can tour the facilities and see some of the amenities of the $810 million, real-life publicly financed hospital in San Diego.
Radar Networks Readies Hot 'Twine' For Public Beta
The company reports that 30,000 people have joined the waiting list for the information-management software, which may become available next week.
Social Network LinkedIn Goes Mobile
The site's 19 million members can now search profiles with photos and bios, make introductions, and invite other professionals to join a network while on the go.
Dell Updates AMD-Based Optiplex Business PC
Dell's desktop models are available with some of AMD's latest Athlon dual-core chips; it also offers as an option the more powerful AMD Athlon 64 X2 chips.
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Virtualization At The Desktop?
Examine how more than 250 companies plan to adopt server virtualization technology in this recent InformationWeek Research report, Server Virtualization.
The BI Explosion
Examine the business intelligence strategies of 500 companies, including deployment drivers and challenges, spending plans, and vendor selection, in this recent InformationWeek Research report.
Virgin Atlantic's Biofueled Flight Plan Is Coco-Nuts
A Virgin Atlantic 747 topped off its fuel tank with the oil of 150,000 coconuts and flew from Heathrow to Amsterdam Sunday. The odor of pina coladas hanging over the economy cabin should have been a giveaway -- this idea is a stinker.
EMC Updates RecoverPoint SAN CDP/Replication Engine
The new 3.0 version of its RecoverPoint CDP/Replication appliance extends the technology EMC acquired with Kashya in 2006. The version provides both local replication to a CDP volume and journal on the same Fibre Channel SAN as the primary storage and remote asynchronous replication via IP to another array at the same time. Unlike array-based replication options, the source and destination arrays need not be the same type, or even from the same vendor.
Google Outlines The Secret To Its Success
Apparently, there's some level of mystery involved in Google's success. So much so that Google's chief economist Hal Varian put together a bunch of ideas on why Google continually succeeds. Varian has one answer. I have another.
Windows Vista Childbirth Pack 1
I have become convinced that Windows service packs and childbirth have a lot in common. You approach the big day with nervous anticipation, and hope that everything will come out OK. That day sometimes involves a lot of pain, but a few years after each event people look back wistfully and think, "Gee, that wasn't so bad. I'm sure glad we did it." As the big day arrives for Vista Service Pack 1, be prepared for that short-term pain.
Virtualization: Just Another Layer Of Software To Patch?
Researchers at Core Security have issued an advisory warning users of a significant security flaw in a number of VMware desktop apps that could allow attackers to gain complete access to the underlying operating system.
LinkedIn Launches Mobile Site
Today LinkedIn showed off a new beta WAP site that lets you perform some basic tasks related to your LinkedIn database of professional contacts. And when we say basic, we mean basic. You can't view your contacts' contact information, accept invitations, nor even update your own profile. LinkedIn Mobile has its work cut out for it if it intends to catch up to other social networking sites' mobile capabilities.
Hacker's Poised To Beat Apple's Latest Version Of DRM (aka C.R.A.P.)
One of the hotter memes over the weekend had to do with a cease and desist letter that the ever-litigious Apple sent to the operators of the Hymn Project. For those looking to remove Apple's copy protection technology (officially "FairPlay," but I call it "C.R.A.P.") from iTunes Music Store (iTMS)-bought content, the Hymn Project has been the go-to site for utilities that have managed to stay one step ahead of Apple in what has been a cat and mouse game.
Symantec Protection Network Online Backup, How Innovative?
This week Symantec released the first services from its previously announced Symantec Protection Network (SPN) and, as Gomer Pyle would say, "Surprise, Surprise, Surprise," online backup. Symantec Online Backup is a middle of the road service for small businesses that should have some appeal, especially after Symantec takes the time to add a few features the competition already has. Symantec Online Storage for Backup Exec, on the other hand, breaks new ground providing online off-site backup capabilities to the legions of Windows shops running Backup Exec after they update to the new version 12.
Video: Is Microsoft Open Source's Friend?
Microsoft made its most significant move since the 1992 release of Windows 3.1 on Feb. 21, when it pledged to make "strategic changes in technology and business practices to expand interoperability." What does this mean in plain English? It's Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's corporate-speak way of telling the open-source community that he can't beat 'em, so he plans to try to outflank them.
Report: No iPhone SDK In February
According to reports, the software developer kit for the iPhone is going to be delayed by one to three weeks. Apple is turning into a regular Microsoft with the recent spate of product delays.
Real-World SOA: Definition, Implementation and Use of SOA with CentraSite
Web services are having a dramatic impact on improving enterprise
architecture and application development practices. This paper highlights
three sample case studies illustrating how Fujitsu's CentraSite delivers
Forrester Consulting: Unified Communications Delivers Global Benefits
This Forrester Consulting study shows how Unified Communications
(UC) makes it simpler to contact others over any device in any location,
enhancing business agility, cutting costs, and boosting employee
productivity. Forrester finds that UC is already delivering major savings
for organizations around the world in retail banking, manufacturing and
education. Download the full report for free.
Software as a Service Research Report
No longer a niche software delivery model, software as a service
(SaaS) can help small and midsize companies get access to enteprise-class
software functionality without having to commit enterprise-level capital
resources. Download the full report for free.
The Internet & the Developing World
The evolution of the Internet has been full of surprises –
surprises that have sometimes resulted in radical changes in the
commercial landscape, such as the arrival of Amazon, eBay, Google,
YouTube, and Skype. Could one of the next big surprises turn out to be
linked to developing countries? Read the full report for free from
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