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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Fliqz CEO Benjamin Wayne on the Allure of Online Video

In 2005, as Web content was beginning to grow more dynamic and audiences more sophisticated, Benjamin Wayne hatched the idea of offering video delivery services to companies for their Web sites. The result was Fliqz, which counts among its clients Monster.com, PBWiki and Friendster. The E-Commerce T...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Citrix Systems’ Simon Crosby: Xen and the Art of Cloud Computing

In his keynote speech at LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco, Simon Crosby, Chief Technology Officer for Citrix Systems, announced the company's plan to open source Project Kensho, a set of tools that will help migrate virtual machines between different hypervisors and virtualization platforms. I sat d...

TECH BLOG

IBM’s Homeward Bound Linux PC Push

IBM fired the opening salvo at this year's LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, and to the surprise of no one, it was aimed squarely at Microsoft. Sure, it was the low-hanging fruit -- Microsoft's an easy target. It's kind of like taking pot shots at John McCain at an Obama fund-raiser. But here, the amm...

Reinventing a Giant, Part 2: The New SAP

Having delivered on its goal of moving to a service-oriented architecture, SAP now aims to make use of that architecture as it drives innovation out to the fringes of its sphere of influence. CEO Henning Kagermann outlined in his keynote at the company's annual Sapphire conference a strategy to deli...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Sugar Labs’ Walter Bender on the Sweetness of Collaborative Learning

Walter Bender was one of the first people to be involved in the One Laptop Per Child initiative, which seeks to make portable computers affordable and place them in the hands of children who need them across the globe. While at OLPC, Bender was president of software and content. Last month, he left ...

Reinventing a Giant, Part 1: SAP’s Transformation

SAP is a company in transition. The Walldorf, Germany-based enterprise software firm has been around since 1972, which makes it older than Microsoft. To hear observers and insiders tell it, the firm has been showing its age in recent years. A combination of its massive size -- it is the third-larges...

TECH BLOG

Is Facebook Ready to Show Us What’s Under the Hood?

Facebook has come up with a new plan to fight off its competitors: open sourcing its application platform. Citing multiple sources, TechCrunch reports that Facebook is planning to form an open source community around its API, which it launched just a year ago. We can expect that the four pillars of ...

OPINION

YouTube to Lieberman: Censor This

I remember being at the 2000 Democratic National Convention and watching Joe Lieberman give his speech accepting the nomination as Al Gore's running mate. Contrasted with the opposing lines of bandana-faced protesters and riot-geared officers, his speech left me hopeful and uplifted. I recall I felt...

TECH BLOG

Here’s Why Facebook Has Trouble Making Friends

It's heartening to see that Mark Zuckerberg is following my advice and seeking a sit-down with Google to hammer out their differences over this Friend Connect thing. It would be heartening as well to see Facebook coming to the defense of my private data as forcefully as it has been -- if only it act...

TECH BLOG

Who Is Facebook Trying to Protect?

Google and Facebook have been at each other's throats in recent days over Friend Connect, Google's platform for mirroring your social networking data around the Web. Apparently, Facebook doesn't like the fact that Friend Connect does exactly what it's designed to do. This from a blog post by Faceboo...

TECH BLOG

Breaches Make a Mockery of PCI Security Standards

The restaurant-slash-arcade-slash-bar Dave & Buster's is the latest U.S. outlet to suffer a breach of its credit card processing system. Hackers based in Ukraine and Estonia -- assisted by a guy in Miami -- apparently installed packet sniffer malware at the point of sale systems in several D&...

TECH BLOG

Social Net Data Portability: Too Much Information?

It seems as though everyone wants to be both social and portable these days. Google, Yahoo, Facebook and MySpace all have recently trumpeted their latest efforts at openness. Are they really the same? In some cases -- Yahoo and Google, primarily -- the OpenSocial framework is providing a set of stan...

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SAP Pushes Business Model Innovation With New BPM Tools

SAP will offer new business process and rules management capabilities for its NetWeaver service-oriented architecture platform. NetWeaver Business Process Management and NetWeaver Business Rules Management will allow companies to build or change business processes and rules without coding. "Industry...

TECH BLOG

Al Gore’s Sudden Case of Secrecy

When the former vice president of the United States gives a speech at a major technology conference in San Francisco, you'd expect to see a story about it the next day, or -- since it was a technology conference -- later on that same day. You'd see a run-of-the-mill story in the Chronicle or the Exa...

LiMo Foundation Unleashes Mobile Platform

The LiMo Foundation has launched the first release of its Linux-based mobile handset software platform. There are 18 handsets from various manufacturers that are ready to use the platform, Andrew Shikiar, Director of Global Marketing for the LiMo Foundation, told LinuxInsider. Handsets are in the wo...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Citizendium’s Larry Sanger: Experts Make It Better

Larry Sanger was an early participant in Wikipedia, and in 2006 he founded the Citizendium, which bills itself as "the citizens' compendium." Like Wikipedia, Citizendium is an encyclopedia that invites the public to contribute content. The two share other similarities as well, but the two are distin...

TECH BLOG

SCO Gets $100 Million, Lives to Die Another Day

Here I was all ready to post my thoughts on user interfaces and ease of use, when news surfaced that the SCO Group has received an investment of $100 million to take it private. The company once claimed to own the rights to Unix and then proceeded to sue IBM and Novell for infringing its intellectua...

EDITOR'S POST

Live From SoCal Linux Expo: More Substance Than Style

SCALE is no Macworld. First of all, the Linux community doesn't have a charismatic marketing genius like Steve Jobs hawking products on a stage with a three-story screen behind him and an audiovisual program to make U2 jealous. No, we've got Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman -- and they're not her...

TECH BLOG

Mobile Linux: A Crowd Is Starting to Form

The world of open source mobile platforms is starting to get a little crowded. Over the past couple of days, rumors began flying that Dell is getting into the game with a phone based on Google's Android platform. Dell denies it, but the amount of attention that is being paid to this segment of the m...

TECH BLOG

I’ll Show You My Mobile Linux Platform if You Show Me Yours

A couple of developments in the mobile applications space have my head spinning. First, the LiMo Foundation announced it has increased its membership by adding six new members. Then, Yahoo introduced its mobile developer platform at CES, taking pains to point out that its apps will be compatible wit...

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