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Yahoo, as expected, is going to fire another roughly 700 people, 5% of its workforce, in the next couple of weeks. CEO Carol Bartz, there now about a hundred days, said the cuts wouldn't be like the across-the-board ~10% cuts Yahoo did in Q4 in response to the macro environment. These ...
Only today I've discovered that Google added support to Java for its App Engine. This is a great news for the Java community. From the Google announcement: This release includes an early look at our Java runtime, integration with Google Web Toolkit, and a Google Plugin for Eclipse, giv...
Yahoo is going to be laying off a few hundred people perhaps on April 21 when the company posts its Q1 results, according to several press reports. The All Things Digital blog suggests whole units could go. They will be the first major labor cuts since CEO Carol Bartz got there in Janu...
Google's stock briefly bounded past $400 in after-hours trading Thursday for the first time since last October on the strength of its Q1 earnings performance. When last seen, however, it had given back some gains after punters realized that the head of its global sales Omid Kordestani ...
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our readers, authors, and the newly born Ulitzer community for making our March 29 beta launch an astonishing success! Ulitzer is on its way to becoming one of the fastest growing professional viral sites on the Internet.
Google has opened up a site called Google Code Labs, not to be mistaken for Google Code or Google Labs, where developers can now go to get involved with potential products in their early days, familiarize themselves with APIs still being formulated and presumably build off them while G...
The fact that Twitter has been hit by as many as four worms over the Easter weekend highlights the need to include the code audit and security process in the software development cycle, says Fortify Software, the application vulnerability specialist.
Quoting unnamed sources the Dow Jones All Things Digital blog reported Friday that Yahoo and Microsoft have started sounding each other out again about a search and ad partnership and said Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer and Yahoo's new CEO Carol Bartz met the week before last.
Cloudera, the start-up that going to commercialize Hadoop, the Google-inspired, Apache-fostered open source software that powers the data processing engines behind some of the biggest and most popular web sites - sites like Yahoo, Facebook, Amazon and Google itself - even Microsoft - p...
Google is going into the venture capital business with a $100 million fund to start, a year-one down payment apparently on millions more to come. Google Ventures will be run by William Maris, founder of web hosting pioneer Burlee.com and an ex-portfolio manager for AB.
Sony apparently has cloud intentions. Sony Computer Entertainment has asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a trademark on the term “PS Cloud.” It’s also reportedly registered the domain name “playstationcloud.com.” The broad trademark application, filed March 24 and annoyingl...
Google's now year-old App Engine infrastructure, previously limited to running only programs written in a particular species of Python, a less-than-mainstream tongue but an internal Google favorite, is learning to accept programs written in Java. With the move, Google is reaching out t...
A vice president, senior manager and assistant manager of Satyam Computer Services’ finance department were arrested late Sunday by the country’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and are being held for complicity in the vast multibillion-dollar fraud perpetrated by the company’s f...
There are some 300 companies out there selling digital signage software, and Lord knows how many more home-grown, in-house solutions. So ... how do you make sense of it and make the right decision for your company? I sell the pots and pans for one of those software firms. That means I ...
Digital Signage is the fastest-growing marketing and communications medium in the world second only to the Internet and branded entertainment. It replaces conventional paper signs and posters with electronic signs using liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and plasma screens. Google has pu...
Satyam, the corrupt Indian outsourcer whose founder lied about its revenues for years, has changed the rules of the redemptive sale of a majority 51% stake in the company. It was supposed to be a sealed bid auction, winner take all. Now it says – evidently trying to wring every dime ou...
America’s first federal CIO, Obama appointee Vivek Kundra, was briefly put on leave right after the FBI raided his old offices and arrested two ex-Kundra staffers, charging one of them, Washington. DC’s information system security officer no less, with bribery, money laundering, wire f...
A new agreement with Microsoft Corporation gives ArcGIS users fast access to Microsoft Virtual Earth for their geographic information system (GIS) projects. As part of ArcGIS Online at the ArcGIS 9.3.1 release, ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server users will be able to connect directly to ...
RAID Inc, the customized HPC storage house, and Terascala, with its parallel storage appliances, have cut a strategic partnership to leverage Terascala’s parallel file system expertise and let RAID provide complete end-to-end storage solutions for the HPC market. RAID COO Robert Picard...
So, you have just lost your most business critical application or worse yet the entire data center. What do you do? Unfortunately I have experienced these exact situations more than I would like but here are ten tips to get you through and more importantly what not to do.
Google is going to start turning all that information that it’s gotten from people’s search preferences into behavior-based ads under a program announced last week that’s based on widgetry Google acquired when it bought DoubleClick last year for $3.2 billion. The program, which has pri...
"There is a fairly compelling set of economics that underpin a search partnership," declared Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in an interview just published by BusinessWeek. He was referring to the fact that Microsoft is still interested in buying all or part of Yahoo!
Late last month Dell upped its cost-shaving target from $3 billion to $4 billion by February 2011 and last Wednesday it started laying off hundreds of its people globally. It won’t say how many or where. Its factories in North Carolina and Tennessee were hit. In its last fiscal year, e...
Telstra, the big Australian telecoms house, has pulled out of fraud-beset Indian outsourcer Satyam according to the Australian, which puts the value of the applications support contract at $21 million a year. It’s reportedly moving the account, worth roughly 35% of Satyam’s Australian ...
When Google lost Tim Armstrong, the guy running its US and South American sales, the source of most of its revenue, to AOL, where he’s going to be CEO and chairman, it moved quickly to fill the key spot and named its top UK ad exec Dennis Woodside to succeed Armstrong. The UK is Google...
Microsoft has pushed out Internet Explorer 8. PC arbiter Walt Mossberg, who calls the browser arguably the most important piece of software on a computer, says it’s a big improvement over IE7 and a “much closer competitor to its main rival, Mozilla’s Firefox.” It’s more stable, more co...
Time Warner dumped the misbegotten team of AOL CEO and chairman Randy Falco and COO Ron Grant late Thursday and wheeled in Tim Armstrong, until that minute Google’s Americas sales chief, as CEO and chairman.
The Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has asked the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation of Google's cloud computing services including Gmail, Google Docs, Google Desktop, Google Calendar and Picasa to determine "the adequacy of the privacy and ...
This year can be labeled something like “Rich Internet Applications meet Enterprise Database by the way of full text search”. We are slowly getting used to the fact that off-the-shelf and free software can find related data out of million records within a second. The fact that the foun...
No sooner was Google over a reportedly limited Google Docs security breach this weekend when Gmail started acting up, giving the Google cloud, in particular, and all clouds, in general, another black eye. Some Gmail users were without service all day Tuesday and that's on the heels of ...
Interesting developments in the world of unified multi-cloud computing. Appistry an early pioneer in enterprise cloud computing, today announced a new product that gives companies the power to migrate their heterogeneous applications to cloud-based environments. Called Appistry CloudIQ...
It's official. Microsoft is going to let PC users turn its browser off in Windows 7 to keep the European Commission at bay. The EC's latest indictment of Microsoft accuses it of the antitrust sin of tying Internet Explorer to the Windows operating system, a charge brought by Opera and ...
Joel Spolsky doesn't need my help in defending himself. But since he's my favorite blogger and a person I highly respect, I feel obligated to speak up. Mr. Curt Monash has written an article implying that Joel overestimates his importance while not achieving that much since he was able...
Some users of Google's vaunted Google Docs service discovered this weekend that behind their backs the widgetry has been sharing some of their documents with folks who were never authorized to see them. There are at least three things that might keep a cloud user up at night: fear the ...
Microsoft went into the Live Search reconstruction business last year and is now starting to test the rebranded Kumo.com redesign internally. Kumo is a codename that surfaced months ago. It’s unclear whether it will stick. BoomTown says the word means both spider and cloud in Japanese....
In her first public appearance Tuesday since her apotheosis Yahoo's new CEO Carol Bartz laid down terms. If there are going to be talks with Microsoft, they're going to be private, not in the press, a perimeter she's apparently already communicated to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Intel and Dell have moved to snuff out the trademark claims of Psion Teklogix, the Ontario-based Anglo-Canadian concern that has been sending cease-and-desist letters to PC manufacturers, retailers, the media and bloggers since right before Christmas maintaining that it owns the word "...
Search Engines, especially Google, are emphasizing too much on showing local search results to searchers. They are of the view that localized search is supposed to be more relevant to searchers. But in this article I would like to share my view on this approach of Search Engines. What ...
Lanner Electronics, a designer and ODM manufacturer of advanced platforms for network security and other LAN/WAN applications, has announced the release of its miniature fanless network application platform – the Lanner FW-7522. Specifications for the FW-7522 include an onboard Intel C...
Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo for all of six weeks, is reportedly going to take a crack at reorganizing place this week and get some of the yahoos out of Yahoo.