Friday, October 31, 2008

Windows Live ID Becomes an OpenID Provider

Windows Live ID Becomes an OpenID Provider
Beginning today, Windows Live ID is publicly committing to support the OpenID digital identity framework with the announcement of the public availability of a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Windows Live ID OpenID Provider.
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Windows Live ID Becomes an OpenID Provider

Tele Atlas's Community and Map Insight

Interesting.
Patrick McDevitt's talk at Web 2.0 Expo Europe

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Microsoft's virtual storage centre - BBC

Microsoft Cloud Computing Center
You could see the inside of Microsoft's cloud computing centre from BBC.
The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones opens the door on Microsoft's cloud computing centre in Quincy, Washington State.
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Microsoft's virtual storage centre (BBC)

Consumerlizaion of IT

What do you think about "Consumerlizaion of IT" ?!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Microsoft, IBM Moves Into Cloud Computing - IDC

Frank Gens, Senior Vice President & Chief Analyst of IDC, Predicted Microsoft, IBM Moves Into Cloud Computing.

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Microsoft to Extend Office to the Browser

Q&A on the Extention Office to the Browser
As part of the next release of Office, we’re announcing that Microsoft will deliver Office Web applications - lightweight versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote - through a browser. With these new applications, people can use a browser to create, edit, and collaborate on Office documents. What’s great is that this provides a consistent Office experience when and where our customers want it, regardless of whether they are accessing their Office documents through the PC, phone, or browser.
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Microsoft to Extend Office to the Browser

Microsoft Plans ‘Cloud’ Operating System - NYTimes

Mark Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com said the features on the cloud’s new technology and business models.
“Today’s announcement of Azure is the same Microsoft, keeping developers locked into their proprietary solutions, and failing to grasp the true power of cloud computing,“ said Mark Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce.com, a San Francisco company that helped pioneer the commercial Web services market. “Microsoft continues to struggle with what to do about cloud computing because the cloud’s new technology and business models cuts into the heart of their software monopoly.”
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Microsoft Plans ‘Cloud’ Operating System (NYTimes)

Microsoft Windows Live Supports OpenID - NYTimes

Microsoft support OpenID
Anointing OpenID "the de facto standard Web protocol for user authentication," Microsoft has moved to give millions of Windows Live users access to any OpenID-enabled site on the Web by ensuring every Windows Live ID will become an OpenID.
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Microsoft Windows Live Supports OpenID (NYTimes)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Microsoft Unveils Windows Azure at Professional Developers Conference

Microsoft releases comprehensive Azure Services Platform for the cloud, offering unprecedented power of choice and open connections for developers.
Ozzie described how this platform combines cloud-based developer capabilities with storage, computational and networking infrastructure services, all hosted on servers operating within Microsoft’s global datacenter network. This provides developers with the ability to deploy applications in the cloud or on-premises and enables experiences across a broad range of business and consumer scenarios. A limited community technology preview (CTP) of the Azure Services Platform was initially made available to developers in attendance at PDC2008, giving them a chance to try out its features and functions and plan for their own future development.
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Microsoft Unveils Windows Azure at Professional Developers Conference



IBM Study Finds Consumers Prefer a Mobile Device Over the PC

IBM released new survey results which reveal consumers prefer a mobile device over the PC.

"Worldwide adoption of the mobile phone as the preferred device for accessing the Internet is just around the corner," said Dr. Sungyoul Lee, Global Consulting Leader, Electronics Industry, IBM. "With 70 percent of consumers worldwide who believe that the mobile Internet has the potential to add significant to moderate value to their day-to-day lives, the time is now for companies to develop intuitive applications and services that allow people of all ages to effortlessly access and use the Internet while on the go -- anytime, and anywhere."
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IBM Study Finds Consumers Prefer a Mobile Device Over the PC (IBM)



Monday, October 27, 2008

Bill Gates' mysterious new company - TechFlash

Bill Gates is creating a nnew company,"bgC3 LLC".
The “bg” is Bill Gates, the insider says, but the “C” stands for “catalyst.” The idea is that Gates will play that role as he brings together new people and ideas. The “three” reflects the notion of a third place, apart from Microsoft and the foundation.
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Bill Gates' mysterious new company (TechFlash)



Corporate IT (Cloud Computing) - Economist

You could hear the audio from Economist on Corporate IT (Cloud Computing).

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Robot Social Network - Project Audience

When hearing a word, "The Robot ", many people would imagine the biped locomotion resembled a human being. But at this time I introduce a mirror-type robot that has the functions of social network.



The place is royal opera house in British London. The project name is "Audience", produced by a programmer Chris O'Shea, 64 pieces of lobotomy Lahr react according to the interest and the interest of the pedestrian.

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Social Network - Project Audience

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Arista Networks Names Jayshree Ullal President and CEO, Andreas Bechtolsheim CDO and Chairman

Andy Bechtolsheim said “The new era of cloud computing requires fundamental improvements in capacity, latency, and cost-performance over existing enterprise network solutions”.
Arista Networks, formerly known as Arastra and leading vendor of high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Cloud Networking Solutions, today announced the appointment of Jayshree Ullal as President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition, it named Andreas Bechtolsheim, a founder of the company, Chief Development Officer and Chairman.
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Arista Networks Names Jayshree Ullal President and CEO, Andreas Bechtolsheim CDO and Chairman

Friday, October 24, 2008

Inspiration Hope - Deaf Violinist

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Enterprise-Class Web 2.0 Development Gets a Boost From the OpenAjax Alliance

Interesting.
The OpenAjax Alliance announced that they address two workflows, Ajax Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) and Ajax mashups.

The OpenAjax standards address two workflows, Ajax Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) and Ajax mashups. These OpenAjax standards initiatives will enable better Ajax developer tools and will promote greater security and interoperability with mashups. This is critical as Web 2.0 applications extend from the consumer space into the enterprise.
The prime objective of the group is to accelerate customer success with Ajax by promoting a customer's ability to mix and match solutions from Ajax technology providers and to help drive the future of the Ajax ecosystem.

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Enterprise-Class Web 2.0 Development Gets a Boost From the OpenAjax Alliance

Thursday, October 23, 2008

RIM Plans to Launch BlackBerry App Store

Interesting.
RIM Plans to Provide the App Store
RIM plans to launch the application storefront in March 2009 and BlackBerry application developers can begin submitting their applications and content for inclusion in the storefront in December 2008. The storefront will allow developers to set their own prices for applications and developers will retain 80 percent of the revenue generated from their applications. RIM is working with PayPal, a leading global online payment service, to provide consumers with a convenient and trusted way to pay for applications within the new application storefront, right from their BlackBerry smartphone.
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RIM to Launch BlackBerry Application Storefront and BlackBerry Application Center

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

IBM Web 2.0 Goes To Work

IBM's Offering at Web 2.0 Expo Europe 2008 conference

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Android is now available as open source today

Google Adding Open to Open Source, Android
Android is the first free, open source, and fully customizable mobile platform. Android offers a full stack: an operating system, middleware, and key mobile applications. It also contains a rich set of APIs that allows third-party developers to develop great applications.
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Android is now available as open source today

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cisco CEO Chambers advises downturn strategies

Cisco CEO John Chambers predicts that as the economy turns, many company heads will be looking for flexibility along with cost effectiveness, aspects that video conferencing and social networking provide.

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Google demos speed benchmarks for Chrome

Matthew Glotzbach, product management director of Google Enterprise, talked about a performance benchmark on Google Chrome comparing to the Microsoft Internet Explorer.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Enter Google's Android Software, on a Flawed Phone - BusinessWeek

Interesting. Android, "developers' release" has some intriguing features, but both the software and the handset need work.
In the software world, a "developers' release" is a preliminary, unfinished version of a program that lets engineers kick the tires and gauge its potential. Think of T-Mobile's new G1 phone as a kind of developers' release, a chance for ordinary customers to test Google's (GOOG) much trumpeted Android software for smartphones.
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Enter Google's Android Software, on a Flawed Phone (BusinessWeek)

Dell New Ad - Inspiron Mini 9 Ubuntu

Interesting.
You could see the new Ad on Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Ubuntu.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

"Hello, I'm a PC" - Michael Sampson: Currents

Michael Sampson switched back to PC from Mac. The reason why he changed his mind was that "Windows is better for business".
Well, after 5 years on the Mac platform, today I switched back to Windows, and demoted my MacBook Pro to a lab machine.

"Hello, I'm a PC" (Michael Sampson: Currents)



「Gartner Use Innovation to Turn Crisis into Opportunity」

Gartner EXP Group Vice President Mark McDonald talked "Use Innovation to Turn Crisis into Opportunity". You could see the video.

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Gartner IT Forecat 2009

Gartner Senior Vice President of Global Research Peter Sondergaard discussed the latest IT spending forecast in the Gartner Symposium/ITXpo 2008. You could see the video.

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Samsung Return to U.S. Notebook PC Market

Samsung Electronics plan to re-enter U.S. Notebook PC Market
Samsung Electronics America, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced its highly anticipated entrance in the U.S. notebook market. The product line-up includes notebooks in four different categories—Premium Thin & Light, All Purpose, Business, Desktop Replacement, and the Netbook segment.
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SAMSUNG Enters The U.S. Notebook And Netbook Market With Comprehensive Line Of Premium Portables (Samsung)



Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Apple, New MacBook Family Redefines Notebook Design

Interesting. Apple announced a new MacBook.


Apple today unveiled an all new MacBook family that redefines notebook design, and at the same time dramatically lowers the entry price for advanced notebook features including all-metal enclosures and pro-performance notebook graphics by $700 to make them far more affordable. The new MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro both have a precision unibody enclosure crafted from a single block of aluminum, resulting in thinner, more durable and incredibly beautiful designs. In addition, every member of the new MacBook family includes state of the art NVIDIA graphics, brilliant instant-on LED-backlit displays and new large glass Multi-Touch trackpads that offer almost 40 percent more tracking area and support more Multi-Touch gestures.
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Apple, New MacBook Family Redefines Notebook Design (Apple)









Monday, October 13, 2008

IBM and Palace Museum Announce Opening of The Forbidden City Virtual World Celebrating 600 years of Chinese Culture

IBM Virtual World Experiences on the Forbidden City in China
Three years in the making, IBM has meticulously built a virtual recreation of the architecture and artifacts of the former palace grounds, enabling online visitors to get a first-hand view into imperial China as embodied in the intricate design, history and storied culture of this newly accessible Forbidden City.
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IBM and Palace Museum Announce Opening of The Forbidden City Virtual World Celebrating 600 years of Chinese Culture (IBM)



Friday, October 10, 2008

Windows Strata = Microsoft’s layered cloud OS - blog.zdnet

Windows Strata is the final name for the “Windows Cloud” operating system.
Nice find by blogger Kit Ong (which I saw via Long Zheng): Microsoft’s cloud operating system platform is named — or at least codenamed — “Windows Strata.”
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Windows Strata = Microsoft’s layered cloud OS (blog.zdnet)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

US online ad growth slows in 2008's first half - NetworkWorld

Hmm
US online ad growth slows
Compared with the first half of 2007, online ad spending grew 15.2 % to US$11.5 billion in the U.S., the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced Tuesday. That growth rate is significantly reduced from the 27% increase recorded in the first half of 2007, compared with the same period in 2006.
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US online ad growth slows in 2008's first half (NetworkWorld)



Wednesday, October 8, 2008

IBM launches Bluehouse, a Facebook for business - ComputerWorld

IBM launced Bluehouse, social networking with business-collaboration tools.
Facebook is used by some firms for business collaboration today. Like Facebook, Bluehouse will allow people to quickly create a collaborative space, but unlike Facebook, it has management features to ensure that privacy and other controls that businesses want, said Sean Poulley, vice president of IBM's online collaboration services.
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IBM launches Bluehouse, a Facebook for business (ComputerWorld)









T-Mobile Triples Production of Android G1 Phone - eWEEK

Heavy Presale Demand for the Android G1 Phone
A surge in consumer demand for the first smart phone powered by Google's Android software has prompted T-Mobile to triple its order from HTC for the G1 smart phone and to extend the deadline for presales before the Oct. 22 launch.
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T-Mobile Triples Production of Android G1 Phone (eWEEK)







Tuesday, October 7, 2008

HP Readying Competitor to iPhone, G1 - internetnews.com

HP Plan to provide a Smartphone...
Outlets such as the The Wall Street Journal have reported that HP built a new version of its iPAQ product lineup that features a touchscreen, and is based on the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system.
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HP Readying Competitor to iPhone, G1 (internetnews.com)

Monday, October 6, 2008

HP's Containerized Data Center - HP POD

HP POD (HP Performance Optimized Data Center)


· Supporting a wide variety of HP and third-party technology, providing customers with more freedom to match their technology environments.
· Providing customers with more density than competitive offerings by supporting more
than 3,500 compute nodes, or 12,000 LFF hard drives, in a 40-foot shipping container.
· Delivering the equivalent of 4,000-plus square feet of typical data center capacity that ships within six weeks of the customer’s order.
· Offering flexible configurations optimized for power or density, which enables customers to quickly upgrade or extend the capacity of their physical infrastructures to meet their specific business needs.
· Providing HP POD Infrastructure Services, including assessment, preparation and
deployment services, as well as data
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HP's Containerized Data Center - HP POD

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Nokia Providing New Mobile Experiences - Comes with Music and the Nokia 5800

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Nokia annouced the latest mobile product, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.
The new mobile Experiences come with music and the Nokia 5800.

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

ManyEyes - IBM Irene Greif

IBM ManyEyes
ManyEyes is a data collaboration and visualization service. It's been used by communities across the world to decipher what their data is telling them.
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Nokia amps up music offering with new Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Interesting
Nokia announced the new Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, a mobile device for music.

With the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, we set out to connect people through the one thing we all feel a universal connection to - music," said Jo Harlow, Vice President, Nokia. "The way in which people enjoy music is different around the world. With that in mind, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic gives people the freedom to experience music they love in the way they prefer."

Nokia amps up music offering with new Nokia 5800 XpressMusic (Nokia Press Release)





Friday, October 3, 2008

Amazon's EC2 to offer Windows, SQL Server options - news.cnet

Windows environment within Amazon EC2
Amazon said on Wednesday that it plans to offer its cloud computing customers the option of running Microsoft's Windows Server operating system as well as its SQL Server database.
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Amazon's EC2 to offer Windows, SQL Server options (news.cnet)



Report: Ballmer hints at 'Windows Cloud' - news.cnet

Windows Cloud coming soon...?!
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told a crowd in London that Microsoft this month will show off its new development environment for Internet-based applications--what he dubbed "Windows Cloud."
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Report: Ballmer hints at 'Windows Cloud' (news.cnet)

Stallman: Cloud computing is 'stupidity' - news.cnet

Not everyone loves cloud computing....
"The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we've redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do," Stallman said, in a report posted by The Guardian on Monday.
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Stallman: Cloud computing is 'stupidity' (news.cnet)

Oracle and Intel Collaborate to Accelerate Enterprise-Ready Cloud Computing

Enterprise-Ready Cloud Computing - Oracle & Intel
Oracle and Intel announced that they are collaborating to help accelerate enterprise readiness of cloud computing and make it more efficient and secure.


Efficiency – Recent collaboration between Oracle and Intel on Oracle VM and the Xen open source hypervisor with Intel VT has yielded a 17 percent performance improvement of Oracle Database running virtualized on Intel Xeon® processors. As Intel introduces new server platforms, and further enhances virtualization technology, Oracle and Intel will continue their joint software optimization work to achieve performance and power efficiency gains.

Security – Enterprises running software in public clouds must have assurances that the environment is secure, private data can be accessed only by authorized applications, and activities are tracked for auditing and compliance reporting. Oracle and Intel will work together to further strengthen the security of virtual machines in a shared cloud environment to help ensure customer data is protected. As Intel develops new virtualization security features to ensure trusted environments for cloud computing, Intel and Oracle will optimize this technology on Oracle software. Both companies will continue to better integrate their data encryption technologies to help ensure data privacy and security in shared public cloud environments.

Standards – Intel and Oracle will work with other industry leaders to extend standards that enable portability of virtual machine images, such as the Open Virtual Format (OVF), and to create Web services standards for provisioning and management of cloud-based services.
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Oracle and Intel Collaborate to Accelerate Enterprise-Ready Cloud Computing (Oracle)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Intel on Innovation - Craig Barrett

Interesting
"You can't save your way out of a recession," says Intel Chairman Craig Barrett. He explains the company's strategy during a downturn, and its forays into education and health care.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ballmer says Microsoft not immune from global crisis - Reuters

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told Reuters
"We have a lot of business with the corporate sector as well as with the consumer sector and whatever happens economically will certainly effect itself on Microsoft."

Ballmer says Microsoft not immune from global crisis (Reuters)

Oracle Unveils First Hardware Products - internetnews.com

HP and Oracle worked for three years
"We need much more performance out of our databases than we currently get because information is proliferating at an astonishing rate and the disk storage systems of today cannot move the data off the disks into the database server fast enough," Ellison told a packed house. "We had to go beyond software to solve the problem."
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Oracle Unveils First Hardware Products (internetnews.com)