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Articles by Laurie Sullivan
posted in July 2006
Wind River Systems will donate more than 300,000 lines of code to four Eclipse Foundation projects, supporting the growth of an open-standard development framework that will benefit both embedded and desktop software makers.
AOL Video will let users search for videos across the Web, upload their own, or buy or watch for free thousands of TV shows.
Research firm iSuppli's tool provides cost estimates for PCs and the components inside. It also forecasts pricing changes for up to two years.
An alliance including BEA Systems, IBM, Oracle, and SAP this week gave a progress report about its goals. The group aims to develop a common programming model geared toward SOA, a method to create and manage IT systems through reusable software code, and business processes for companies looking to deploy Web services.
A startup will integrate links from its game to Apple's iTunes Music Store, allowing gamers to purchase the music they hear as they play.
Driving the spending, according to research firm eMarketer, are companies with businesses built on creating buzz. Hollywood is leading the way, experimenting with strategies targeting social networks that include creating profile pages for movie characters.
A new Google service sends changing traffic conditions and reports to mobile devices in real time.
Dallas Fort Worth Airport's podcasts help direct travelers to parking, dining, shopping, and other amenities located in or near the international terminal.
Directors of Spider-Man 3 and Ghost Riders told fans this week that some of the special effects used in their movies proved daunting and have held up production.
Sony Pictures' first computer-generated movie, Open Season, had its share of technical challenges, as did Spider-Man 3,'' though for different reasons.
Comic book fans will soon have many more choices on where to find media for mobile phones.
The device prevents radio frequency identification tags from being read.
That money will be used in part to fund a new service-oriented architecture lab, which will focus on accelerating the development of custom applications in specific industries, beginning with health care and financial services.
The buzz is that Apple will launch the download service with a new video iPod, some say as early as the company's upcoming developer's conference on Aug. 7.
Electronic and apparel purchases will fuel this year's back-to-school growth, says the National Retail Federation.
As the market evolves, it's become increasingly important for publishers to understand if an RSS can draw more traffic than the actual Web site, for instance, and what type of information in the feed is too much. New tools can help.
PeopleTools 8.48 gives customers the ability to adopt SOA. It also forms the foundation for Oracle's Enterprise 9 suite as it rolls out with continued support for Web services in the coming years.
Budgets are up compared to last year, most observers agree, but the question is what the money is being spent on.
Together, the two have an instant messaging user base that outranks AOL.
Facesinabox.com is designed to help business managers use keywords to locate staff members with specific skills or experiences, based on profile information.
New features in Parity include software approval, wider-file ban and lockdown options, and new configurable alerts.
Users of Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo Messenger will be able to IM each other in a limited test phase, designed to ensure that the networks can handle the combined accounts of approximately 350 million worldwide.
Soccer fans streamed millions of video highlights from FIFAworldcup.com, but play-by-play live coverage online was very hard to find.
In the U.S., an RFID caucus of government and industry representative was launched today, while on the other side of the Atlantic, 31 global organizations have formed an RFID consortium and secured more than $7.5 million in funding from an EU agency.
The bill would eliminate many forms of Internet gambling and target middlemen such as Internet service providers, banks, and credit card companies that process payments and send money to the offshore Web sites.
Fujitsu Computer Systems and Software AG jointly release a metadata repository that lets different divisions within an organization share service-oriented architecture-based services.
Pump Audio launches an editing tool that lets people license music to create video ads for Web sites.
Skype to come preloaded on new line of pocket-size SanDisk drives.
It aims to take the hassle out of finding a parking spot in crowed cities, where finding a space takes patience and luck. The service delivers information to any Web-based mobile device.
Tabblo has turned its focus toward creative professionals who need IT infrastructure help to build professional portfolios.
The inevitable move to a service-oriented architecture will change how software is developed, how third-party applications interact, and how customers make purchasing decisions.
The "planned departure" puts Rajiv Dutta in the No. 1 spot to head eBay's PayPal. The division, which has more than 100 million users, reached $1 billion in revenue last year.
A new off-the-shelf software platform that intends to give companies a way to launch their own social networking community
As HD DVD entertainment systems for the home begin to roll out, Thomson's Film Grain Technology aims to improve the visual quality of compressed movies by making it look like the "grain" of the movie is still there.