Categories: Cloud Computing

VMware’s ‘West Coast Offense’

Posted by: Aaron Ricadela on January 12

VMware’s purchase of Yahoo’s Zimbra e-mail software shows how VMware, under a management team led by former Microsoft executives, continues to diversify in the face of competition from their former…

Ellison’s Impatience Over Sun

Posted by: Aaron Ricadela on September 22

Toward the end of Larry Ellison’s freewheeling talk in San Jose on Sept. 21, host Ed Zander got into a spat with a fellow in the back of the room…

Apres Mint, Intuit Must Freshen its Brands

Posted by: Aaron Ricadela on September 16

Now that it’s bought Mint.com to spruce up its personal finance software, Intuit needs to protect a place in the market for its aging Quicken brand. It’s got to do…

Interview: Google China’s Kai-Fu Lee Debuts Innovation Works

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 06

Kai-Fu Lee became famous in 2005 when the engineering whiz left Microsoft, where he had created Microsoft Research Asia, to head search giant Google’s operation in China. Microsoft sued, charging…

Google’s Chrome Operating System: We’ve Got It All Wrong

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 11

“A real rival to Windows.” “Google drops a nuclear bomb on Microsoft.” It all sounds so dramatic and exciting, the kind of story we journalists love. But I can’t help…

Microsoft’s Ozzie Says Cloud Services Will Yield Lower Margins

Posted by: Aaron Ricadela on June 05

Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s chief software architect, caused quite a splash June 4 when he told the audience at an event in Silicon Valley that cloud computing will probably lower Microsoft’s…

Oracle’s Bold Java Plans

Posted by: Aaron Ricadela on June 02

Larry Ellison has never been shy about nudging Oracle into new parts of the software market. The database king has spent $40 billion to build a franchise in business applications,…

Socialtext 3.0: Will Wikis Finally Find Their Place in Business?

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 30

For years, Socialtext has helped pioneer the use of wikis, or group-editable Web pages a la Wikipedia, inside companies. Today, it’s launching Socialtext 3.0, a collection of three applications built…

VIDEO: Sergey Brin on Why Google’s Launching a Browser

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 02

Google’s Chrome browser is now officially available here. I’m afraid I haven’t had a chance to try it, though I hope to a little later; meantime, here’s an early review…

Is HP-EDS Deal About the Cloud or the Heavy Metal?

Posted by: Rob Hof on May 13

Judging from Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd’s conference call this morning, ably reported by Between the Lines’ Larry Dignan, HP’s $14 billion purchase of Electronic Data Systems is all about cutting…

My Head’s in the Clouds

Posted by: Steve Hamm on April 25

The term “cloud computing” is being used so promiscuously these days that it’s dizzying. I even ran into a company a few days ago that offers its supply chain software…

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