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August 21, 2008  2:23 PM

Cloud computing on the rise in 2009

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, HP, IBM, Virtualization

Salesforce.com is heading for the clouds, if not in the eyes of Wall Street. The company posted good growth (almost 50% y/y) but said third-quarter numbers would likely reflect slowing growth, though they guided up for the year. Significantly, they made a big deal of cloud computing and the...

August 20, 2008  2:19 PM

Ecrisson, STMicroelectronics form mobile phone joint venture

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, Open source

In yet another move seemingly aimed at Google’s Open Handset Alliance, Ericsson and STMicroelectronics are forming a joint venture (JV) to create software and semiconductors for cellphones. The move comes after rival Nokia bought out Symbian and made it open source, and Google’s Android seems...

August 15, 2008  8:23 PM

First Google Android handset due before year’s end

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, Open source, third-party platforms

Google Android will be making its debut for the holiday season according to reports, with its first phone created by HTC and offered by T-Mobile. The new phone will have a touch screen, larger slide-based keyboard, and support an unknown number of Android applications from developers in the Open...

August 4, 2008  1:26 PM

Open handsets: It’s about the apps

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, Google, Wireless handsets

While the number of iPhones sold is a popular metric of mobile change, the more significant metric may be the number of applications sold for iPhones. The iPhone phenomena, more than Google’s Android, is responsible for the open handset movement that is reducing the barriers to application...

July 28, 2008  5:45 PM

New search targets quantity, not relevance

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, Microsoft

Cuil, a startup search company, plans to go after Google on its own prime turf, the volume of pages indexed and available, and also present results in a magazine-like form that is more attractive to users. This will be the first new search effort that is aimed at quantity rather than relevance,...

May 7, 2008  2:08 PM

Sprint/ClearWire WiMAX move to shake industry

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, Intel, WiMAX

ClearWire and Sprint have finally married, apparently, brokered by Comcast, Google and Intel. The move is said to be preparing to shake up wireless carriers, but the most significant impact will be to expand the notion of a hot spot into something with metro or even national scope. As we have said...

May 3, 2008  11:33 AM

ExperiaSphere adds cloud computing project

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing

We have added a cloud computing project dimension to ExperiaSphere, a CIMI Corporation open source software activity in the service logic and service management logic area. The enhancement will permit ExperiaSphere to be used to link to cloud computing applications, to support the development of...

April 29, 2008  6:02 PM

IBM cloud computing focused on networking control?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Cloud computing, IBM

Cloud computing may be heading for a major role in the marketing plans of major vendors like Sun, HP, IBM, and Microsoft. Since the Internet is really an information network, it is really as much or more about storage and software as about network routers and other bit-moving gear, and IBM’s...

March 3, 2008  2:18 PM

Golden Google: Signs of reality?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, IP advertising

Business Week has joined other publications and sources in noting that Google may be experiencing the signs of decay in its basic click-through ad model. Google’s stock sunk when its reported clicks dropped in January, and investors began to worry whether the Google model was...

February 22, 2008  2:30 PM

Google video ad trials – the clueless approach

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, Online advertising, Video

Google has launched a trial of its controversial banner-add-on-video strategy, and we believe the step shows the extent to which the online content ad process is detuned from market reality. The approach has continually been shown to be offensive to viewers of video, far more so than the...

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