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Recently, so much ink has been spilt on our VC-backed brethren racing for the cash-conserving hills. Why they weren’t shooting for revenue and profitability from day one is beyond us. Joyent believes when a company is built to be profitable from day one, market context is much less mea...
Ken North will be giving a breakout session at SYS-CON's upcoming DataServices World 2008 West in which he will cover everything from software-as-a-service, rich Internet applications, and information servers, to cloud computing, data services and integration services. He will endeavor...
It’s likely that the cuts were prompted by investors like Sequoia pushing for cost cutting (the VC gave portfolio companies a 56 Slide Presentation of Doom last month in light of the economic crisis). But LinkedIn isn’t about to run out of money: the company just closed a $22.7 million...
"The combination of RightScale and Eucalyptus is an excellent way to achieve federation between public and private cloud platforms,” said Rich Wolski, a professor in the Computer Science Department at UCSB and director of the Eucalyptus project. Wolski, an upcoming speaker at SYS-CON's...
You've always heard that you "get what you pay for," but that does not seem to be the case with the new cloud computing movement, specifically with Web APIs. Some of the best services out there don’t need a credit card number, and I suspect that trend will continue until greater number...
What I see when I look ahead for Silverlight isn't just some simple RIA technology. No, what I see is the potential for a game-changing developer experience that could be as big as the transition from COM to .NET back in 2000 (you DID drop COM back in 2000 didn't you? :)). Picture this...
A clickjacking attack can be used to direct seemingly benign mouse clicks to ... privileged buttons. For example, you may think you're playing a game, when you're actually starting a webcam recording. Using only CSS and HTML, an attacker can create a transparent IFRAME of a victim web ...
Sun Microsystems has announced the launch of two social networking portals designed to connect the global education community. The new EduConnection.org community serves Sun’s education sector customers, while Open Source University Meetup caters to students interested in open source p...
What are the three companies expected to benefit most from the cloud computing boom? One answer would be Google, Akamai, and VMware - according anyway to the Rule Breakers newsletter run by the founder of The Motley Fool, Dave Gardner. But SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal would most c...
Presto 2.5 includes over 60 features and enhancements specifically for the mashup developers community. The Presto Connectors for VBA and C# allow any Microsoft .NET developer to integrate mashups into Microsoft Excel or Visual Basic applications. The Presto Connector for ActionScript ...
The Guardian recently posted an article quoting Richard Stallman on cloud computing. If a user wants to use network applications in freedom, they can do their own computing on their own computer with their copy of a freedom-respecting network-accessed program if their computer is a net...
The industry is in broad agreement that the future of computing will include significant innovation and value in web/cloud platforms. On November 19-21, in the San Jose Fairmont Hotel, California, Cloud Computing Expo 2008 West Sponsors and Exhibitors will be viewed as the leading comp...
What is a mashup? Nothing. What are you mashing up with what? If you take Google Earth from under your feet what is left to mash with what and where is the business model to make money? Nowhere. Who will you sell your mashup software to after the election is over and how many companies...
Zmanda, the not-yet-profitable open source backup and recovery start-up that likes to think of itself – in an allusion to MySQL – as the “next billion-dollar acquisition,” is touting its widgetry for the cloud. It can back up Windows Server and Live applications, stuff like Exchange an...
It remains to be seen whether the U.S. Justice Department puts the kibosh on Google's Yahoo deal, but Russia's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) has nixed its plans to buy the AdSense-like ZAO Begun online contextual ad network from the Russian company Rambler Media Ltd for $140 mill...
As www.ProgrammableWeb.com points out, there are about two services or Web APIs added every week, and that rate continues to accelerate. There seems to be several types of providers. First are those that produce an API as an afterthought, such as a SaaS provider. Next there are the lar...
“As people are starting to build AJAX apps, the content is getting more opaque,” said Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch during his keynote address at the 6th International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo earlier this week in San Jose, California. “It’s getting harder to find things with search engine...
AJAXWorld was this week, and it was interesting. I think the down economy is having an affect on everyone, but there were still a lot of interesting things to learn about. 1) Comet - There were a lot of talks about some form of data push from the server to the browser. 2) Don't make me...
"Performance management is changing," declared Ben Rushlo, who runs Keynote Systems' Web performance consulting group, in a great General Session at the 6th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA. To a packed Imperial Ballroom crowd, Rushlo engaged everyone in t...
The Web 2.0 phenomenon of the last couple years – which has been picking up steam recently – is largely dependent on AJAX. This concept is beneficial to both the developer and user, as it makes programming Web applications more fun while enhancing the user experience. As a developer I ...
Zimbra co-founder and CEO Satish Dharmaraj, the guy who sold Zimbra and its AJAX-based groupware to Yahoo, has put some of his own money – how much is unclear – into open source web conferencer Dimdim. For what it's worth he gets to join the Dimdim advisory board. In a minute or two Zi...
The Deal has been talking to lawyers close to Google and Yahoo and says that the companies are likely to pull out of their controversial revenue-sharing pact ahead of the Justice Department challenging them on antitrust grounds, a move that others say could come in the next 24 hours. T...
"There have been 4 different revolutions of software," said Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch this morning as he keynoted the 6th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo in San Jose, California. The fourth revolution, in which we are rediscovering expressiveness on the Web and recovering wh...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global rich Internet technology provider Oracle named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's upcoming AJAX World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place October 20-22, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jo...
I arrived in California today for the AJAX World Conference. The only direct flight we could find arrived in Oakland Airport. After collecting our luggage we left the terminal building, crossed the street and got a van / cab. The fee schedule for these vans from the Oakland Airport to ...
Rumor has it that parent company Wikia is letting go 30% of its current 43-person workforce, a percentage that appears to be the rule of thumb for lay-offs these days. TechCrunch has been hearing rumors along these lines as well. The company, which also offers wiki software, has raise...
At AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo, the OpenAjax Alliance announced the successful interoperability of two key technologies with more than a dozen AJAX products. These advances will further enable software developers to create enterprise-class web sites with Web 2.0 features using its ...
Which company will be tapped at next week's AJAX World Conference & Expo 2008 West as purveyor of the "Best Overall Enterprise RIA Product"? What offering will be hailed as the "Best AJAX-Based Solution"? Which platform will be chosen as the "Best RIA Platform"? And how about "Best SDK...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global rich Internet technology provider Keynote Systems named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's upcoming AJAX World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place October 20-22, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valle...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global AJAX and rich Internet technology provider Kaazing to exhibit at SYS-CON's upcoming AJAX World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place October 20-22, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jos...
It took the global economy falling off a cliff for Apple to bring out a sub-$1,000 notebook and it’s only a buck under a grand at that – a hundred bucks cheaper than its last entry-level model – disappointing onlookers who wanted tags more like $799 or $899.
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global Web 2.0 and rich Internet technology provider Nexaweb named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's upcoming AJAX World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place October 20-22, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Val...
They are now in early-stage negotiations with the regulators, the paper said, hoping to sidestep litigation. Google, in particular, has been publicly resistant to the idea of making any changes to the agreement, but concessions may be inevitable – unless of course Google decides to wal...
'We're dedicated to building the largest open-source community dedicated to RIAs, breaking down the barriers between traditional preferred languages, programming models and solutions,' says the co-founder & CEO of Appcelerator, Jeff Haynie, in this Exclusive Q&A with Jeremy Geelan. To ...
At last year's JavaOne Chris Oliver gave a presentation on JavaFX in which he discussed how he was interested in programming Java2D not in terms of JComponent paintEvent methods that launch into graphics.drawLine(…) or graphics.drawRect(…) code, but instead by allowing the developer to...
Zvents will use the proceeds to expand the reach of its local listings advertising network, which enables both local businesses and national chains to promote their locations with search-targeted events such as sales and weekly specials. Zvents will also further invest in expanding the...
This AJAX World session will demonstrate why social networking is more than just marketing buzz; it is a relational model that has been used for years to define the way human beings interact, and it is the next step in the natural evolution of the web. Learn how organizations can impro...
“Zoho Creator 3.0 epitomizes our mission on the web — give our customers powerful applications that are simple to use,” said Raju Vegesna, Zoho evangelist. “Zoho Creator is an ideal solution for people who are not developers, but who still want to create their own ‘situated application...
The term ‘Enterprise 2.0’ has become the catch-all phrase that describes the wholesale change in enterprise IT thinking. Driven by changing business needs and social factors, organisations are starting to do things differently. Speed, agility, mobility, reuse, and innovation are the tr...


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