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New Online Market Wigix: More Like Nasdaq Than Sotheby’s

The idea was simple: Build a large catalog of consumer items and make it accessible in a structured format, unlike what already exists in wide-open search engines like Google. Give users tools similar to what they get on financial Web sites. Give a unique online business experience to both the buyer...

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Social Networking Gets Schooled

As a whole, the education industry is usually relatively slow to integrate technology into the classroom. In lots of schools nationwide, unbridled access to computers and the Internet is still the exception rather than the rule. Sure, school districts use computer networks, e-mail and teacher pages ...

Web Video and the Net’s Creaking Backbone

Two weeks ago, Apple and AT&T outlets opened their doors to massive lines of fans eager to buy the new iPhone 3G. The stores were stocked and ready to sell, but the network -- shouldered with the burden of activating so many new phones -- was quickly overwhelmed, and the process slowed to a craw...

The Spam World’s Election Season Blast

With the political election season ramping up, spammers are again using news headlines about the candidates to saturate in-boxes. Researchers have uncovered two new spam clusters with subject lines relating to Barack Obama. At certain points, one of these spam runs accounted for up to 18 percent of ...

Intel Unveils Atom-Powered System-on-Chip Plans

Intel announced on Thursday new processors built around its plans for a new category of highly integrated, purpose-built and Web-savvy system-on-chip designs. The company also unveiled its first eight products under its Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor family for security, storage, communications ...

MindTouch Sharpens Its Deki App Masher

MindTouch announced on Wednesday the latest version of its open source collaboration and collective intelligence platform, MindTouch Deki. Dubbed "Kilen Woods," it features new workflow capabilities, enterprise adapters and usability improvements. The release targets information workers, IT professi...

JasperSoft Fires Up New OSS Forge

Open source business intelligence firm JasperSoft on Wednesday announced its next-generation community platform at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference. The new platform features tools to enhance community project developers as well as business users. The new JasperSoft Forge responds to the changing...

Are VM Environments Open to Attack?

New adopters often see virtualization as the Holy Grail of enterprise computing. It enables consolidation of separate servers and databases to provide more economic operations. Running consolidated computers from one virtualized machine also eliminates the electrical waste spent to keep idling serve...

Study: OSS Communities Are Often Slackers in Security

The most widely used open source software packages for the enterprise are exposing users to significant and unnecessary business risks, according to an open source security study from security firm Fortify Software. The study, released Monday, concludes that open source software development communit...

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VKernel: Seeking Simplicity in the Wild, Woolly World of Virtualization

VKernel is a young company with its finger on the pulse of the virtual server market, one of the hottest in the software world. Buzz over virtual servers is so high-pitched, in fact, that CEO Alex Bakman sees the potential for a steady stream of new hires that will swell his company's workforce to 5...

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Wireless Headphone System Lets Lots of Listeners Hear the Tune

The i2i Stream digital music broadcaster is the latest wireless music delivery innovation from Aerielle. It enables users to stream audio wirelessly from any device, including iPods, MP3 players, computers and home entertainment systems. The concept of wireless voice and music transmission over shor...

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Data Brawn Meets Interface Brains

The larger the business or government agency is, the bigger the volume of data it deals with. That translates into massive efforts to manage that data to meet ever-increasing compliance regulations for adequately maintaining electronic records. Any software company that can figure out how to manage ...

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Is the Tide Turning in the ID Theft War?

Depending on which set of criteria you reference, ID fraud either is on a significant decline or will be a lingering threat for several more years. The general trend points downward. Overall, 2007 saw a 12 percent drop in ID fraud incidences to $6 billion, according to Javelin Strategy & Researc...

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Linux Runs for Office

Give office workers familiar with the Microsoft XP operating system an opportunity to try the same navigational tasks at a Linux-based desktop. Then step back and wait for the reaction. First will come the surprised look. Then questions like "where did the command line go?" will soon follow. That's ...

With Linspire in Its Belly, Xandros Eyes Expansion

Custom Linux provider Xandros announced Wednesday that it has acquired Linspire, developer of the CNR software distribution facility, and the Linspire and Freespire Linux desktop operating systems. Xandros, which also develops Linux desktop and server products along with advanced cross-platform Wind...

MuleSource Whips Galaxy Enterprise SOA Software Into Shape

MuleSource, a provider of open source service oriented architecture infrastructure software, on Monday announced the release of Mule Galaxy Enterprise, a solution for storing and managing SOA artifacts with enterprise-class features. Mule Galaxy Enterprise, the first open source SOA governance platf...

Tooling Around With Ajax

Social networks are peppering the Internet with Facebook-like interactive features. Ajax is fast becoming the defacto programming tool for Web developers. But by itself, Ajax is a daunting challenge that requires demanding coding skills. Ajax toolkits offer Web developers a shortcut method to build ...

Lean, Mean Machines: Tech for the SMB, Part 2

The continuing growth of the SMB market is pushing vendors to adapt or lose sales. Vendors are tweaking their more costly enterprise-grade offerings to feature sets and price levels SMB customers can afford. The SMB segment makes up 34 percent of the entire notebook market, according to research fi...

Lean, Mean Machines: Tech for the SMB, Part 1

Regardless of its nature, even the tiniest and newest SMB requires the acquisition and deployment of the right information technology as it begins to set up shop. Vendors of that sort of equipment recognize the growing need for SMB-oriented hardware. For example, computer maker Lenovo's transaction ...

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Alfresco CEO John Powell on the Value of Free

Is it possible to make money by giving something away for free? John Powell, CEO of Alfresco Software, believes that the open source software market is worth $60 billion. The value doesn't accrue from the revenue that it generates. Rather, that value is rooted in the cost savings for his customers. ...

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