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Jango chose Zrinity's on-premise email delivery system for its email communications needs. The Jango research team was put together to further explore and conduct a due diligence on the remaining competitors. Mattias Stanghed, Chief Product Officer, Jango.com, was part of the research ...
Why are Hollywood blockbusters so expensive to produce? Hollywood studios often have to create everything from scratch, and most of the time, have to recreate entire worlds for every different movie. That might work in the entertainment industry or in art, but if IT services outside co...
We are seeing more being written about Cloud computing and cloud platforms today, and there is strong validation that the future of computing will include significant innovation and value in web/cloud platforms. Microsoft’s Cloud strategy is materializing, and as part of our overall So...
Google opened its doors in September 1998. But, as the Google official site phrases it, "The exact date when we celebrate our birthday has moved around over the years, depending on when people feel like having cake." Maybe, now that Chrome is released, instead of waiting till the 27th ...
Nth Penguin has released WW.DataServices to the public and is available for immediate download at: www.nthpenguin.com. WW.DataServices, the first system of the WebWidgetry engine, removes all the work from accessing your data. You simply point it to a database location, push a button,...
Andy Warhol's prophecy was fulfilled with the advent of MTV's programming and widespread reality television. We're now seeing a new kind of micro-fame which lasts well beyond 15 minutes. You don't have to have thousands of friends on My Space, Facebook or Twitter to feel like a "Webleb...
Internap Network Services Corporation announced its Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Managed Server solutions are helping to scale the rising demand of social Web collaboration and interactivity by powering Slingpage. Currently in open beta for the Microsoft Internet Explorer and Moz...
3PAR announced that Web 2.0 social media company Demand Media has chosen 3PAR Utility Storage to support its rapidly growing social media business. Demand Media uses its network of vertically-oriented Web properties to connect content creators and large audiences with advertisers. To i...
Having your brand name used as a generic term, is of course, a mixed blessing for a company. On the one hand, it’s great to have your name become the common shorthand for an entire category. It implies acceptance that your product is the standard by which all others in the category are...
Xythos Software announced upgrades to its Xythos on Demand online service and its Enterprise Document Management and Digital Locker software suites. The new software and service upgrades are currently available for evaluation and purchase.
Over the past five years, the anti-virus market has experienced tremendous growth as many new technologies have emerged in response to current threat conditions. What was once a market consisting of very few players is now a multi-billion dollar enterprise consisting of numerous compan...
Mint.com launched a redesign of its Webby public website. The new design reflects the many new and enhanced features added to the free product this year, and adds educational “how to” guides on managing critical money management issues including: reducing credit card debt; saving for ...
Jitterbit has announced the availability of Jitterbit 2.0 Enterprise, which includes new capabilities, scalability and management tools. With this new release, organizations have the ability to solve integration challenges between legacy, enterprise, and on-demand applications and data...
As many e-commerce sites celebrate their 10th birthday, web stores are facing the reality that the Internet is changing and current sites need to be refurbished. From left-hand navigation and search to product catalog and product detail, from the cart and check out to the general desig...
Optaros introduced “The 2009 Social Ecommerce Planning Guide” that details 32 social ecommerce options to consider, with specific deployment examples and adoption rates, to assist retailers as they plan for 2009. Social ecommerce is a top agenda item for retailers in 2009, but there is...
This 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.
ActivIdentity announced that Jacques Kerrest has accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, Mr. Kerrest will oversee all of ActivIdentity’s financial and operational functions, including finance and accounting, financial planning and...
Zvents announced that it will be collaborating with Microsoft to enhance the events experience on MSN City Guides. Through the collaboration, Zvents’ platform will bring new capabilities to MSN users looking for interesting things to do in their immediate vicinity, enabling local merch...
One of the things I like most about working at Facebook is the ability to launch products that are (almost) immediately used by millions of people. Unlike a three-guys-in-a-garage startup, we don't have the luxury of scaling out infrastructure to keep pace with user growth; when your f...
In its relatively short lifetime, the World Wide Web has had a dramatic impact on the way information is presented and shared. Before the Internet and the Web were available, "big media" companies invested heavily in expensive research, writing, editorial, printing, post-production, an...
I've noticed the Twitter API is very slow and unreliable. Requests often take 10+ seconds to return. Sometimes they timeout with no response at all. I put together some monitoring tools to see exactly how slow and unreliable the API really is (when it is even available!). This is obvio...
Mozilla VP of engineering and Firefox lead Mike Schroepfer is jumping to Facebook as one of four engineering directors. His turf will be front-end product and platform engineering and he will report to Facebook’s kid CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
We've seen the hype – dynamic applications created by combining remote services that combine both application behavior and data into on-demand business applications that are as easy to change as they are to create. The reality was more evolutionary than revolutionary, but today we are ...
Do Google's servers dream at night? That's a question raised by a fascinating short story just published by George Dyson, the author of "Darwin Among the Machines" and a well-known futurist. The story just appeared online in Edge, having not found a publisher in a fiction venue because...
Scrapboy Digital Media Corporation announced the availability of Scrapboy, its Facebook desktop application, to users in North America. Scrapboy allows users to stay connected with their friends' Facebook activities on their desktops and store those activities securely on the users' co...
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...
The pressure is on to keep pace with Web 2.0 entrants into the marketplace. Rewriting is expensive; adding AJAX widgets results in a complex, unmaintainable application. Both require you to hire scarce JavaScript developers. Google Web Toolkit -- the SDK that allows you to write AJAX i...
HP today announced a container-based data center offering that enables customers around the globe to rapidly expand data center capacity in support of IT and business growth.
SL Corporation, a provider of real-time monitoring, analytics, and visualization software, today announced the availability of RTView version 5.0. This latest release allows users to mix and match a variety of Web 2.0 technologies ? including AJAX and Flash ? to deliver the most effici...
The number of subscribers using mobile Internet services will rise from 577 million currently, to top 1.7bn by 2013, spurred by demand for collaborative applications known collectively as 'Web 2.0', and greater 2.5/3G penetration. Established mobile players face increasing competition ...
Is Web 3.0 yet another buzzword, or is it a real turnaround in our industry? Web 1.0 was the good old web of the 1990s. In those times, all client-side changes were the result of a server round-trip. The Internet was ramping up in popularity. Web 2.0 has been a little more than just a ...
When talking about the 'web' what are we referring to? For most people it's what can be experienced through their web browser including HTML, audio and video streaming, Flash-based animation, or rich Internet Application (RIA) interfaces. The key to this perspective is the web browser,...
It's what you don't see about the emerging Web that has everyone excited these days. Namely, it's the powerful application programming interfaces, or APIs. APIs are nothing new and have been traditionally cryptic and difficult to use. However, the advent of Web services along with the ...
With cloud computing becoming ever more prevalent in the consumer space for rapidly scaling Web 2.0 applications, grid computing finally delivers similarly efficient scalability to the business world. Grid computing is an impressive, confident, powerful technology model, winning high-p...
As I've been stating for the past five years: if you want to provide real value to your enterprise, SOA should extend out of the firewall and into the Internet. However, this was not universally accepted by the rank-and-file SOA guys. Generally speaking, most viewed SOA as something th...
'Unlocking content to be remixed into new business value' is the driver of Web 2.0 in the enterprise, says Rod Smith, IBM VP of Emerging Internet Technologies, in this Exclusive Q&A with Jeremy Geelan on the occasion of IBM's release of a new technology created by IBM researchers, code...
When you boil it down to brass tacks, cloud computing is just a new take on an old idea. Businesses are drawn to the facilities that cloud computing has to offer because the availability of our resources dictates our current needs...and our needs always expand beyond the capacity of ou...
More and more enterprises are looking into how they can benefit from mashups to improve their business. Unfortunately, many of the best-known mashups today are more consumer oriented. Many mashup examples do not pay justice to the real enterprise value of mashups and they certainly don...
Front-end engineering rocks right now. The era of boring web sites is over and we're all into pushing the envelope, erasing boundaries and getting beyond whatever prevents us from building the next killer web application. New companies building quick-turnaround web products spring up l...
Centric CRM changed its name to Concursive Corporation. The name change reflects the rapid evolution of Concursive's products beyond CRM functionality. The corporate name change coincides with the release of a brand new version of the company's flagship product, Concourse Suite 5.0 (fo...


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