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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...
A well-known author and industry veteran, Mulholland is a recognized expert in Enterprise 2.0 technologies. He brings a level of sophistication to the overall conversation surrounding the business drivers behind enterprise mashups. He has extensive experience within emerging growth mar...
"Moving to OpenMake Meister 7.2 will provide the Serena Builder customers with many new features and enhancements," states Stephen King, CEO OpenMake Software. "The most important of these features include Meister's improved continuous integration server, its ability to perform build m...
I laughed when I heard Sarah Palin say in last week's debate: “...and I may not answer the questions that either the moderator or you want to hear, but I'm going to talk straight to the American people and let them know my track record also” (this is straight from Oct. 14, 2008 07:16 AM EDT  Reads: 6,176
In the 2-day iPhone Developer Summit, delegates will hear from industry experts about the impact the iPhone is having on delivery of rich content to mobile users. Technical sessions will explore a world of web development opportunities on the iPhone including building applications usin...
Whether one looks at how average consumers “compute,” or how industry segments “compete,” it now appears that cloud computing is poised to change the ways users interact with each other, use applications, communicate and compute. Some of the changes are obvious; others only now develop...
Thirteen percent of the H-1B visas granted are based on fraud and another 8% contain so-called technical violations, according to a study just done by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), an arm of the Department of Homeland Security, and forwarded to the Senate Judicia...
This session will provide an in-depth look into the use of HTML 5 WebSocket and the techniques and technologies required to build Comet applications with it. Additionally, the speakers will discuss the trade-offs between emerging de jure standards (such as HTML 5's WebSocket) and de fa...
Often called the Semantic or Pervasive Web, Web 3.0 brings a level of artificial intelligence to transform the Internet from a searchable catalog to a personal guide that can reason in a human-like fashion and provide users with more services and options for social networks. This sessi...
Web applications are accessible on smart phone, TV, desktop, your home office or in your conference room. They have become common decision aids for our personal and business meetings. Situational Applications provide rich information and data visualization aids for decision-oriented me...
At the end of this month, at its Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft intends to unveil something that CEO Steve Ballmer yesterday referred to as "Windows Cloud." Ballmer explained that "Just like Windows Server looked a lot like Windows but with new properties, new characteri...
Let me show how I see Cloud (and virtualization as enabling technology) and Grid as complementary technologies that will coexist and cooperate at different levels of abstraction in future infrastructures. I will first clearly state my position about Cloud and Grid, which are complement...
With Amazon recently stating they plan to start offering a content delivery network service as part of their S3 offering and Microsoft reportedly creating their own CDN in partnership with Limelight there seems to be a renewed interest in CDN's. Whether for public usage like Amazons or...
Adobe AIR - a cross-platform runtime environment for rich Internet and desktop applications - is just starting to get popular outside of the early-adopter circles, but there’s already a growing amount of tools and utilities that can help web designers with various design-related and ma...
As much as we like the term real-time, it has over time become too saturated to lend itself any use to Web 2.0 technologies that really mean it. Question is; what do we actual mean with "real-time"? In what context is it used? And what impact will it have on your business? This webcast...
Yahoo’s life-saving revenue-enhancing alliance with Google, supposedly set to kick off in a week and substitute for a Microsoft buy-out, has been put on hold while antitrust regulators at the Department of Justice continue their investigation. The companies issued separate statements l...
We need services like Feedburner and Yahoo Pipes to provide the service they say they will. I know they’re not bound by the kind of service level agreements that would be in place if we were actually paying them, but they surely have to operate within the bounds of, well, operability. ...
As we build services/APIs for use within the enterprise or cloud computing, there seem to be two clear trends for those who are consuming the services/APIs: they want to leverage APIs that drive social networking, such as Twitter and Facebook, and they want to leverage complex, busines...
As far as the software industry goes, these tough economic days give the biggest business advantage to those companies who contribute directly to the solution of the big global problem and they will be the first to flourish as we dig ourselves from the ditch. Call that the new Y2K prob...
Rest assured that I'll be commenting further on this subject, but I wanted to post letting people know that the floodgates are about to open. I'm guessing iPhone bloggers are going to start posting massive amounts of code samples in the coming days. Good times for all... It's just a sh...
Often called the Semantic or Pervasive Web, Web 3.0 brings a level of artificial intelligence to transform the Internet from a searchable catalog to a personal guide that can reason in a human-like fashion and provide users with more services and options for social networks. This sessi...
“Even as large numbers of users turn to ‘cloud computing’ applications, many may lack a full understanding of possible consequences of storing personal data online,” said John B. Horrigan, Associate Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project and author a recent report, "Use o...
Oracle’s 11g Database, Fusion Middleware and Enterprise Manager now support Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Oracle said Monday that customers can use their existing software licenses on EC2 for no additional fees as well as a set of free Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) to provision ...
AccuRev announced that Avid Technology has standardized on AccuRev for software development process management. Avid selected AccuRev after an evaluation of providers to support multiple cross-platform development teams spread across several geographically distributed locations through...
AccuRev announced AccuRev 4.7 for process-centric software change and configuration management (SCCM), with major new scalability and personalized process visualization capabilities. These new capabilities enable enterprises to easily scale as development teams grow beyond thousands of...
In the last two columns we talked about the emerging platform of the Web, and the use of Web APIs found through directories. Now I have something to show you that lives up to that hype, in essence a layer of technology, on-demand, that lives between the API provider and the API consume...
Web applications continue to evolve to support a far richer user experience than in the early days of the Internet. However, delivering these solutions adds complexity and demands additional programming skills. This session provides an overview of how the innovative IBM Rational techno...
NaviSite unveiled the next-generation of dynamic application infrastructure platform, AppStructure. AppStructure integrates three of the most desired information technologies of the decade -- Virtualization, Social Networking and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) -- into a comprehens...
Adobe is buying YaWah ApS, a Danish maker of dynamic imaging software, to tickle sales of Adobe Scene7, its hosted rich media platform for e-commerce and multi-channel marketing users. Terms were not disclosed and Adobe said the acquisition would have no material impact on its fiscal 2...
World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee is starting a World Wide Web Foundation, set to launch early next year, to “advance a web that is open and free” and find a way to introduce that 80% of the world’s population still enjoying normal, pleasant, Luddite little lives to Internet time...
This is a call to action to everyone building clients, servers and frameworks for rich Internet applications (RIAs) to improve the life of RIA developers by improving the debugging of backend services RIAs depend on. I’d like to thank the people who’ve offered valuable feedback and add...
As the malware threat landscape continues to evolve, hackers are continuously changing techniques to counteract detection technologies being developed by vendors. By using sophisticated methods to evade current antivirus technologies, hackers are relentless in their pursuit of damaging...
Her Dubai vacation was fully paid for by Dick Cheney's Dubai-based oil company Halliburton, which also sells $1,000 dollar-a piece-lobsters and Haagen Dazs ice cream to 250,000 troops in Iraq. The Iraq bill for taxpayers is currently running at $5 billion per month. If Sarah Palin is e...
Bluenog announced the availability of Bluenog ICE 4.0, the integrated suite of content management (ECM or CMS), portal, and business intelligence (BI) software. Bluenog ICE is an “Integrated Collaborative Environment” that leverages Web 2.0 technologies. The suite’s tight integration e...
It's been said that Chrome could be the Google operating system that was being talked about many moons ago. Chrome is the operating system that provides access to the applications that reside in the cloud. But it's still just a browser. It's as much part of cloud computing as Firefox, ...
What will Business Intelligence be like in the future? "BI in the Cloud" architecture is only going to be feasible when most of your source data lives in the cloud already, possibly in something something like SQL Server Data Services or Amazon Simple DB or Google BigTable; or possibly...
Google is following a common pattern used in the IT industry - get something out there and then tweak it as necessary. I'm not sure how all of this will play out. I do know that when the elephants start fighting a lot of dust will be raised. Only when that dust settles will we have a b...


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