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Nuts and Bolts of Open Source Business Models

Open source is thriving, with over 1.4 million registered users on SourceForge.net and with startups sprouting around every part of the software stack. The big question is, can companies really make enough money when the software is often downloaded for free? If Red Hat is any indication, the answer...

Broadband Access: A Hotel Must-Have for Biz Travelers

A struggle is taking place between frequent business travelers and hotels over high-speed Internet access, with guests demanding free access and hotels trying to recoup their costs. Hotels generally do not employ full-time IT staff, choosing instead to outsource the task of connecting and supporting...

VCs’ Open Source Attraction

The open source market is decidely hot right now, from software to support and services. Recently, venture capital firms have upped the ante, investing millions in open source-focused companies with the hopes of cashing in like JBoss did, when Red Hat scooped it up for a tidy US$350 million in June....

Energy-Efficient Everex Notebook Comes to Wal-Mart Stores

Everex Systems has released an energy-efficient notebook with a Via Technologies C7-M processor that saves on battery power and electric bills. The StepNote NC1500 is being sold only at Wal-Mart stores and at Wal-Mart online for US$498. Its 1.5 GHz Via processor consumes a low 12 watts, Everex said....

IBM Develops Breakthrough Chip-Cooling Method

IBM researchers are using biological principles to cool computer chips with the aim of making faster, denser computer systems. Inspired by the way liquids are drawn away in tree leaves, roots or the human circulatory system, scientists developed a chip cap with a network of tree-like branched channe...

RealNetworks Takes Wraps Off New Rhapsody Version

RealNetworks on Friday released an enhanced version of its Rhapsody digital music subscription service optimized for MP3 music players. The upgrade adds a more customizable user interface and an easier method for transferring music to portable players using a drag-and-drop feature. Rhapsody 4.0 also...

Microsoft to Put Anti-Piracy Tech Into Vista, Longhorn

People running pirated versions of Microsoft's upcoming Windows Vista operating system and Windows Longhorn server software will face having the programs rendered inactive, the company said this week. Freshly installed software must be registered with its maker or it will operate only in "reduced f...

Fox on Demand to Offer Fall Series Episodes Online

Fox is tapping its sister social networking site MySpace as an outlet for free downloads of some of its fall prime time series, including "Bones," "Prison Break," "Standoff" and "Vanished," when the shows are pre-empted by Major League Baseball games and the World Series on the network this fall. Th...

AOL Launches OpenRide Broadband Client

In another effort to compete with Yahoo, Google and MSN, AOL on Wednesday unveiled new ad-based free client software that integrates the view for AOL Instant Messenger, e-mail, media and search in one interface. Called OpenRide, the program is designed for Internet users to be able to aggregate e-ma...

Microsoft Buys Enterprise Software Maker DesktopStandard

In a bid to shore up its management line, Microsoft has announced the acquisition of privately held DesktopStandard, a developer of Group Policy-based desktop and server management tools. DesktopStandard's software works with Active Directory and integrates with Microsoft's Group Policy Management C...

Nokia Unveils Wibree Wireless Technology

Nokia is hoping its new short-range wireless technology unveiled Tuesday will become the industry standard for small device applications. The new technology, dubbed "Wibree," uses less power than Bluetooth and works in smaller devices such as watches and toys. Wibree can integrate with Bluetooth, a...

Service Causes Handset to Screech When Stolen

A UK-based firm, Remote XT, on Monday launched a new service in Britain that is designed to help lower the alarming rise in cellular phone thefts. When a phone is stolen, the handset emits a loud, piercing sound, the phone's data is cleared, and it displays a message that reads, "This phone is stole...

McAfee Protests Microsoft’s ‘Dangerous’ Vista Policy

Software security firm McAfee turned up the heat on Microsoft with a full-page ad in Monday's Financial Times of London charging that the software giant is trying to hamstring independent security companies from overcoming inherent weaknesses in Windows security. McAfee accused Microsoft of engaging...

Contactless Cards: Are Privacy Jitters Legit?

Americans are using a controversial new microchip technology in some new credit and debit cards to make it easier and quicker to purchase groceries, cigarettes and gasoline. In addition, the cards tie those purchases into the supply chain more rapidly with a flick of the wrist. Backed by powerhouses...

Nokia Phones to Include Microsoft’s Live Search

Nokia and Microsoft said Thursday that they have sealed an agreement to incorporate Microsoft's Live Search capabilities into Nokia's Mobile Search platform, allowing consumers to access Microsoft's home-grown search engine directly from Nokia's N-series and compatible Series 60 software-equipped mu...

Sony Ericsson to Launch M-Buzz Music Service

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson has announced plans for a music download service that will kick off by showcasing new and up-and-coming artists, and will initially work with its Walkman line of cellular handsets. Aimed at the teen market, M-Buzz is being offered in conjunction with Sony/ATV Music P...

Ease of Use Means Big CRM Potential for Online Surveys

Online surveys are becoming more popular and easier to use, and while their ability to find out exactly what customers want promises a goldmine for CRM, their real potential is not always tapped. "There's a lot more work that needs to be done by the organization than simply ask the questions and loo...

Robotic Surgery Gains Acceptance as Experimentation Continues

Robotic surgery is a rapidly growing field that has the potential to change the way we think about healthcare for so-called "remote" communities, from the ocean depths to outer space. This developing medical technology field employs robots to hold the instruments while a surgeon operates a console t...

Excuses Abound for Avoiding CRM Analytics

When it comes to CRM analytics, companies often make the same mistakes, many of which could be corrected by a change in focus and a better understanding of exactly what CRM analytics is, new research suggests. Improved understanding would lead to better opportunities for cross-selling and up-selling...

Consumers Turn to Web for ‘Media Snack’ Fix

A growing number of user-generated video Web sites are supplanting iTunes and Google Video as the place to go for so-called "media snacks," bite-sized tidbits of fun that satisfy today's need for entertainment on the go. The sites -- which include Metacafe.com, YouTube.com, Vimeo.com, Heavy.com and...

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