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“Soon” is the timetable for Google and China to come to terms over censorship, according to what CEO Eric Schmidt told reporters Wednesday at a media conference in Abu Dhabi, a country also known to black out news on occasion. Schmidt said Google was in active negotiations with the Chi...
Google cut the so-called “equipment recovery” termination fee on its Android-based Nexus One phone from $350 to $150 when the Federal Communications Commission started asking questions. The fee is levied if subscribers drop or downgrade their T-Mobile wireless service contracts in the ...
In the face of stiff competition from the freely available and wildly popular Android software, the Symbian Foundation has had no choice but to follow Google's example. It has announced that its open source migration project is now complete and that the Symbian platform called Symbi...
In the name of liquidity and asset diversification, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are each going to sell five million shares of Class B stock in the company over the next five years, a move that should ultimately reduce their combined voting rights from 59% to 48%. CEO Eri...
Now is the time to examine the TCO migrating from Unix to the more cost-effective open systems platforms. This white paper explores the costs associated with legacy data centers and the benefits of migrating to an open systems architecture.
Google pushed into the crowded field of cloud storage and backup Tuesday with what appears to be the phantom GDrive although it’s not calling it that and says it isn’t that – at least not yet. It said that in a couple of weeks Google Apps users would be able to upload, access, search a...
Future enterprise data centers will look like private clouds supporting a flexible and agile execution of virtualized services, and combining local with public cloud-based infrastructure to enable highly scalable hosting environments. The key component in these cloud architectures will...
This article discusses Open Source compliance and the challenges faced when establishing a compliance program, provides an overview of best practices, and offers recommendations on how to deal with compliance inquiries.
Larry Ellison’s not the only software maven bitten by the hardware bug badly enough to risk losing focus. Besides that Google-designed HTC-manufactured Android Phone reportedly dubbed the Nexus One that Google itself is getting ready to sell directly through its web site come January, ...
This is the time of year when people make their predictions for the next year. Building on some recent surveys and polls including: What's your take on Windows 7? Is IBM XIV still relevant? EMC and Cisco Acadia VCE, what does it mean?
Most people think of traditional business intelligence (BI) as a collection of business-critical information from inside the enterprise. However, consumer comments, independent reviews, and market reports online are crucial pieces of information coming from the outside that infinitely ...
Oisín Hurley is one of the smartest, funniest and best looking people in the Eclipse community*. So when he says jump, I jump. That's right it is the last day to get your EclipseCon submission for a talk in. If you have been doing anything interesting with BIRT that you would like to s...
The MySQL developer community has announced "a Milestone release", 5.5.0 of the popular open source, relational database software. The release it says are of beta quality but leaves scope for more frequent subsets releases of tested functionality akin to JBoss and OpenSuse who follow a...
The results come from deals with software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers including Versatel (Germany's third-largest telecommunications provider with 1.3 million e-mail accounts), Dotster (among the world's largest domain name registrars servicing hundreds of thousands of customers worl...
Software Freedom Law Center(SFLC), a non-profit law firm established in 2005 to provide pro-bono legal services to FOSS developers, has filed a lawsuit against Best Buy, Samsung, Westinghouse, JVC and 10 other consumer electronics companies. The SFLC acted on behalf of Software Freedom...
Intel has released the first beta of the software developer kit (SDK) of the Intel Atom Developer Program Software Development Kit (SDK) available for Microsoft Windows and Moblin* operating systems developers. The Atom SDK covers Atom use in Windows (C and C++) and Intel's own open...
Open-Xchange, which provides business-class open source collaboration software, has introduced a free connector for Mozilla Thunderbird, the cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The "Community OXtender for Thunderbird" software connector gives...
Berlin-based ThinPrint AG, the printer virtualization house, thinks it’s got a cloud solution for the admittedly printing-challenged Chrome OS. It say it will be available in the fourth quarter of 2010 when the Chrome operating system is supposed to be fit for public consumption on spe...
SCO's case against Novell for slander of title is going to trial on March 8. That means a Utah jury will decide who the heck owns Unix. Novell tried like the dickens but failed to get the date pushed back to next summer during a hearing Tuesday with Judge Ted Stewart, who'll be presidi...
LTech, a little friend of Google’s, has spun up the first Power Panel for Google Apps to give enterprises moving to the cloud central administrative functionality. It’s also announced Single Sign-On for Google Apps now that Google Apps are pushing deeper into the enterprise. The Power ...
Berkeley DB Java Edition is a transactional storage engine for key-value pairs written entirely in Java that can be deployed as an embedded or so-called edge database, so developers can build applications that don’t need any manual administration. It now includes new replication featur...
The European Commission Tuesday responded in kind to Oracle’s contention that its decision to potentially block Oracle’s $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun because of MySQL – whose revenues are barely a rounding error in Oracle’s books – shows “a profound misunderstanding of both database...
It says Traffic Server enables the session management, authentication, configuration management, load balancing and routing of an entire cloud computing stack. It’s supposed to offer fast, reliable and scalable access to cached online content and speed responses to requests for stored ...
Zend Technology, Microsoft’s little open source PHP friend, says it’s making its Zend application server, designed for running and managing business-critical PHP applications in production, available to Oracle’s enterprise customers through Oracle’s Unbreakable Linux Network. It includ...
eZ Systems, the world´s largest open source content management software company, announced today that former IBM and BEA executive Christoph Rau will join the company as CEO, effective immediately.
The city of Los Angeles has okayed a $7.2 million deal with CSC to rip out a lot of its existing Novell GroupWise e-mail systems and whatnot and replace it with Google Apps provided CSC agrees to pay a pre-set penalty if there’s a security breach. They still need to dicker about that a...
Zeus Technology, the Anglo-American concern whose web server ran 3% of the world’s web sites back before the dot.com bubble burst, third in the race behind Apache and Microsoft, was asking around among CIOs, IT director and senior IT managers at large organizations and came to find out...
An Israeli company called Red Bend has sued Google’s Chrome browser for patent infringement in the district court in Massachusetts. It says Chrome’s Courgette differential compression algorithm treads on its widgetry. Courgette, which launched in July, sends just partial application up...
Here's a little Drupal Tip O' the Day for our readers. As many of you know, we're platform agnostic here at Orchestra (meaning we run Macs, Linux, Windows and more), so we often end up discovering little tricks and tips about our different OSes. For those of you building a Drupal websi...
The city of Los Angeles can’t make up its mind whether to trash its clunky Novell system and go with Google Apps for e-mail and office applications, citing costs and necessity. It was supposed to be a showcase account for Google. The decision will now move from LA’s budget and finance ...
SAML Provisioning is just another step in strengthening the union between the private cloud and public cloud providers. Provisioning identity information from the private cloud to the public provider simplifies management and strengthens integration resulting in cost savings for both t...
The real trustee, McBride says, is a Blank Rome lawyer called Bonnie Fatell who couldn't be bothered calling Cerberus - you know, Cerberus, as in Chrysler Financial and General Motors Financial (GMAC) - which was willing to put $25 million into SCO and get it out of hock because Cerber...
You have, perhaps, heard about the failure of the T-Mobile USA Sidekick smartphone – known for its remote data storage and the fact that (gad!) Paris Hilton is a devotee – and how Microsoft’s $500 million 2008 Danger acquisition, which invented the thing, managed to permanently lose wh...
Google CEO Eric Schmidt hails from a culture born to pay retail. Remember Sun paid $2 billion for Cobalt Networks and might as well have lit cigars with the money, a billion for MySQL and $4.1 billion for StorageTek. So it’s no surprise to read on CNET that he thinks he paid a billion ...
Google Wave, the amorphous open source widgetry that Google has trouble explaining but contends – silly Google – will replace e-mail, the most viral application ever, started moving into a wider test group of some 100,000 users Wednesday ahead of a still wider release in December. It’s...
Brad Windecker launched today "Open Source for Small Business" topic on Ulitzer. A topic for open source software specific to the small business marketplace. Small and midsize companies can today take advantage of the maturity in open source applications. This topic will collect storie...
Ok, so, here are my thoughts on Ulitzer... As a blogger, I focus on traffic and I spend quite a lot of time optimizing my SEO. Since the target audience of my articles is much greater than the reach of my blog, Ulitzer is actually helping me increase my content reach. Moreover, Ulitzer...
With the worst of the economic downturn abating, Google, which stopped buying up small companies a few months ago ostensibly because prices were too high, is back scouting deals again. Google CEO Eric Schmidt told Reuters TV that he expects to close a small acquisition a month. He desc...
Half the apps on the Internet are written in PHP. That gives Zend Technologies, the PHP house, a stake in the cloud. So it’s rounded up cloud merchants Microsoft, IBM, Rackspace, GoGrid and Nirvanix and has gotten them to support its new open source drive to create a so-called Simple A...
This is an update on the upcoming (and first ever) Open-Xchange Partner Summit. Open-Xchange offers open source collaboration services as both an on-premise solution and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) using exactly the same source code -- enabling SaaS providers and on-premise channel pa...