Business Owners Need A Holiday
With every dime precious, taking time off from work, much less an actual vacation, might seem to be an unthinkable luxury, but it turns out that small business owners are planning vacations this summer at about the same rate as last year.
Adobe Releases Flash Platform Betas
The company is positioning Adobe Flash Builder 4, Adobe Flash Catalyst, and the open source Flex 4 framework as its answer to Microsoft's Silverlight software.
Microsoft Changes Tune On Intellectual Property
If the book Burning the Ships by Marshall Phelps and David Kline is any indication, the Microsoft we see today is in the midst of a radical change to the way they do business. Most of the book describes the changes to Microsoft's intellectual property policies that Phelps has championed and implemented during his time at the company; he's
Google And Mozilla Make Nice
It was a small gesture but it spoke volumes: At the Google IO developer conference, while expounding on the virtues and possibilities of HTML 5, Google engineering VP and head of developer evangelism Vic Gundotra thanked the Mozilla community for advancing the state of browser technology.
Good Technology Buys Intercasting
The acquisition will enable Good to offer a smartphone-like experience, with access to social networks, IM, and e-mail, for feature phones.
Mobile Browser Skyfire Hits 1.0
The release version of the mobile browser enables Windows Mobile and Symbian users to have a desktop-like experience while on the go.
Ericsson Lights Up LTE Site
The company deploys the first commercial 4G cell site using Long Term Evolution technology, and the data network is capable of high-speed mobile services.
IBM Takes BPA to the Cloud
"Cool" is not a word I would normally apply to IBM's business process management (BPM) software, but for the new BPM BlueWorks offering the term is appropriate. IBM bills BPM BlueWorks as a BPM community in the cloud, and it is that, plus a lot more.
SAP Braces For Change
New sole-CEO Leo Apotheker wants the enterprise-software powerhouse to be more responsive to customers.
Microsoft Plays Hardball With Windows 7 Versions
When Windows Vista proved too big to fit early netbooks, Microsoft resurrected XP at a lower price to satisfy that market. Microsoft would only sell XP to an OEM if the system was sufficiently underpowered that it couldn't run Vista. Microsoft has already said that all versions of the slimmer Windows 7 should run on netbooks, so what will happen with Windows 7?
Apple's Tablet: Open Or Closed?
Developers may catch a glimpse of Apple's stance on future software rights and controls next month when Apple discusses its development plans for Snow Leopard.