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Monthly Archives: July 2008
It is providing 500,000 Classmate PCs to the Portuguese government for its primary school population, with units already arriving in time for the new school year.
‘Cloud computing’ is fast becoming this year’s ‘green data centre,’ if the recent excitement about technologies that allow people to perform increasingly complicated computing tasks over the internet is any guide.
Compared with some other recent announcements, however, the cloud computing project announced on Tuesday by Yahoo, Intel and Hewlett-Packard appears to pack a particular punch.
BT, the UK operator which began as a telegraphic service in 1868, aims to use Ribbit as a platform for services on the national Internet-Protocol 21st century network it has been building, called 21CN.
A who’s who of European technology entrepreneurs will be providing guidance and mentoring to a new generation of start-ups at this year’s Seedcamp. Founded by Saul Klein of Index Ventures and run by Reshma Sohoni, formerly of 3i and Softbank Capital, Seedcamp aims to build and support a community of European tech entrepreneurs, culminating in its main event in London this September.
The best-known entrepreneurs on this year’s advisor list are Niklas Zennstrom, founder of Skype, the internet telephony service, and more recently Joost, a web video provider; and Brent Hoberman of travel site Lastminute.com and, latterly, Mydeco, an online furniture retailer.
Zimbra Desktop is a web application disguised as a desktop one, or maybe it’s the other way around. I admit to being confused.
I have been playing with it since Yahoo announced the beta of the product on Thursday and it has some impressive features that could persuade some users they don’t need Microsoft’s Outlook anymore.
Vysr is a small browser plugin with a big ambition – to become a platform for web services and applications.
Fans of the very public form of corporate theatre practised by Carl Icahn will be disappointed to hear that the garrulous corporate raider has agreed to a gag order as part of his settlement with Yahoo (the condition is revealed in an agreement filed with the SEC late on Monday.) Pity.