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May 14, 2008  4:34 PM

Dell to launch channel blog Friday



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, News

Dell will officially launch its Dell Channel Blog on Friday. The blog's tagline is "A Voice of PartnerDirect." (PartnerDirect is the name of Dell's 5-month-old channel program.) Readers will be able to link...

May 13, 2008  4:29 PM

It’s Yahoo time for Carl Icahn



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News, Oracle

Carl Icahn has surfaced again in tech M&A mayhem: This time  he's buying up Yahoo stock in what may be an attempt to force that company's recalcitrant execs back to the negotiating table with Microsoft. The Wall Street Journal and others (including,

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May 13, 2008  9:48 AM

Microsoft posts SBS, ‘Centro’ betas



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Microsoft, News, SMB

On Tuesday, Microsoft is opening up beta test its small business and mid-sized business server bundles. Early test versions of Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (previously known by the code name Centro) will be online Tuesday with a preview of Small Business Server 2008 to surface soon...


May 12, 2008  3:48 PM

Raikes to head Gates Foundation



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News

Many wondered where Jeff Raikes was going after his retirement from Microsoft after 20-something years. Now we know: Raikes will be CEO of...

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May 12, 2008  10:37 AM

PayPal wants developers



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Google, News

PayPal, the online payment power, wants developers to integrate its payment system into more websites. And it's going to show them love at the upcoming EBay Developers Conference in Chicago, says Glenn Lim, head of

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May 7, 2008  9:27 AM

Microsoft and Yahoo: Dumb and dumber



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, IBM, Microsoft, News

After reading about a gagillion articles on the Microhoo meltdown, the big mystery remains. (The only more popular topic in my household is the Roger Clemens death spiral, but it's a close call.) Is Steve...


April 17, 2008  1:48 PM

Google’s cloud rains on users



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

cloudRemote access to GMail and its chat program went...


April 10, 2008  12:19 PM

IT channel podcast page launched



Posted by: Bcournoyer
News

You may have noticed that we've started producing news podcasts here at SearchITChannel.com. (If you haven't, what


April 8, 2008  9:49 AM

Google App Engine: Amazon killer or ‘Geocities 2.0′?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Application development, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

We've been awaiting big enterprise news from Google for a few weeks now, and last night we finally got some. The Google App Engine is a free, hosted Web development platform that...


April 6, 2008  10:40 PM

Microsoft to Yahoo: No more Mr. Nice Guy



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has given Yahoo's board three weeks to accept Microsoft's $31 per share buyout offer. If Yahoo still does not move, he said Microsoft will put the offer in front of...


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