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Articles by Laurie Sullivan
posted in June 2006
Women like to play games on mobile phones more than men, according to an analyst firm that has studied the gender gaming habits.
ZapMedia Services, which owns the patent for what some view as a digital rights management platform, has put it up for sale.
Red Hat owns most of the market, but there's still time for Oracle to make its mark, says one analyst, noting that 80% of Linux databases already run Oracle.
Consumers who download select games from the RealArcade site will view a brief advertisement before the game begins.
A series of three software modules, PeopleSoft Enterprise 9 marks one of Oracle's three major 2006 initiatives following its acquisition of PeopleSoft, Siebel Systems, and many other smaller software makers.
The application works under low power requirements, establishing a network and routing protocol that connects the sensors to a central server. From there, alerts are sent to PDAs if poaching or other illegal activity is detected.
Ten upgrades are planned, including those for business intelligence and reporting tools, a modeling framework, a Web tools platform, test and performance tools, and integrated development environments.
Some analysts attribute the positive quarter to Oracle's ability to retain many of the customers picked up through its two-year buying spree.
Can't find your favorite business and corporate blog on Technorati? An Internet marketing company couldn't either, so it created a business blog directory.
ABI Research forecasts 514 million will subscribe to the service by 2011, up from 6.4 million last year worldwide, as the right mix of services and pricing come along.
Some 28% of respondents said they don't have adequate plans in place to cope with natural or other disasters, and another third of the 1,000 CIOs and other ITers polled said their firms have already suffered ill effects from disasters.
The special effects in Cars, such as lighting and reflections where the sun bounces off cars coated with five layers of metal-flake paint, proved among the most difficult animation the studio has ever undertaken.
The picture streams from a laptop PC in the airship to the screen mounted on the outside of the blimp.
NEC selects MoSys as the DRAM macro design partner for the Wii, saying the company has experience in implementing 1T-SRAM macros on NEC's eDRAM process.
Looking to avoid license fees for an operating system, some makers of smart phones and pocket PCs are developing a new version of Linux.
Several industry watchers are expecting software-as-a-service to make huge gains, but first vendors need to figure out new revenue and sales models, among other things.
The company announced it will report stronger-than-expected financials this week. One industry watcher attributes the good news to an increase in IT spending and Oracle's "settling in" after nearly two dozen acquisitions in the past two years.
A group of mobile-phone providers is looking to band together on Linux to try to counter Microsoft's gains in the market, one analyst says.
As the number of counterfeit medications continues to rise dramatically, some large pharma makers are taking steps to protect the public. The FDA is prodding the others.
Sony Electronics debuts in Hollywood a SXRD 4K (4096 x 2160 pixel resolution) concept 18K Lumen cinema projector at the digital screening of the Da Vinci Code.
Sellers on eBay will use AdContext to run contextual ads and promote auctions on linked Web sites. The system works similarly to Google AdSense.
Dynamics AX 4.0 sports new features from radio-frequency identification technology to Web services, and the upgrade offers tighter integration and automation with outsourcing partners.
Startup allows users to find digital photos across the Web based on similarities in the images.
The chemical company has begun a 10-year program to deploy cutting-edge technologies that will help it track vehicles and items in its vast supply chain.
A new law requires pharmaceutical firms to safeguard their wares as medications move through the pipeline. There's a debate raging over how best to do that.
Consumers must opt in. The video streams a promotional message between three and five seconds long, based on the subscriber's interest.
Through a custom version of the Opera Mini Web browser, eBay sellers and buyers can bid and buy using their mobile phones just as they do on the PC.
Services range from asset management and software distribution to patch management, virus protection, and online backup. The goal is to give IT administrators an easy way to try before they buy and deploy services.
All together, 50 projects are planned to help track the company's goods through the supply chain. This year the focus is on container tracking, with an emphasis on GPS technology to monitor shipments by train.
The wireless short-range technology is designed for cashless payments from a cellular phone.
The site now includes ways to share video via Yahoo Mail and Messenger.
Oracle snapped up privately held Demantra to expand its supply chain planning applications.