Premium-Inhalt. "It's like what Outlook should have been, but on the Web." That's how Satish Dharmaraj described Zimbra, a corporate-oriented email and collaboration service he founded in 2003, to BoomTown's Kara Swisher shortly after it was bought by Yahoo. But that was Yahoo under Jerry Yang. While the $350 million Zimbra acquisition seemed like a good idea to Yang in early 2008, under the company's new CEO, Carol Bartz, every one of Yahoo's services is under the microscope to see whether it's a good fit and can help drive profitability -- or if it needs to be shut down or sold off. Zimbra is surely not considered one of "wall of shame" services, but, by PaidContent.org, "it doesn't fit with Yahoo's consumer-centric focus."
Premium-Inhalt. The iPhone is, arguably, the most advanced smartphone currently on the market. However, whenever you make that argument here in the U.S., invariably some wise guy will say, "If it's so great, why can't you send MMS messages?"
Premium-Inhalt. OK, guys. We get it. is not a fad. But a rival to social networking sites? We're having a little trouble with that one. The idea was floated in the latest collection of Second Life usage statistics released by Linden Lab today. The press release stresses the claim that users have spent more than one billion hours in-world, but it also describes a few pieces of information that seem intended to put the 3D virtual world way ahead of the social networking pack in several key areas:
Premium-Inhalt. Many major social networking sites are leaking information that allows to associate the Web browsing habits of users with a specific person, researchers warn.
Premium-Inhalt. We couldn't make DEMO this year, and don't have the bandwidth to watch the video stream, but we do like watching the coming across our dedicated Tweetdeck column. There was lots of talk about the demonstrations (' invisible speaker systems really the crowd), but it was also interesting to see the trends and marketplace observations noted by attendees. In no particular order, here are the tweets that caught our eye:
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has opened up for business its new Dublin data center, a massive 550,000-square-foot facility dedicated to serving primarily European customers.
Premium-Inhalt. Nintendo will cut the price of its popular Wii gaming console to $199.99 this weekend, the company said Wednesday, escalating a price war with rival consoles in a weak video game market.
Premium-Inhalt. Steve Perlman, CEO of a company called that's readying an on-demand video game service, cringes whenever Google's gmail or other high profile Web services conk out. After all, his company's bold plan is to offer streamed access to a slew of brand name video games via the cloud in such a way that users at their PCs and TVs get performance they're used to experiencing on consoles.
Premium-Inhalt. Criminals flooded several online ad networks with malicious advertisements over the weekend, causing popular Web sites such as the Drudge Report, Horoscope.com and Lyrics.com to inadvertently attack their readers, a security company said Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. There was a lot of difficult news for the high-tech industry this year. Hardware sales -- -- cratered and equipment makers cut payrolls aggressively. But the damage, by some measures, wasn't as bad as it may have seemed, and new data suggest IT managers reduced hardware spending to save jobs.
Premium-Inhalt. After it has spent nearly a year on the market, analysts are reluctant to declare Android a success, but they say the platform could turn a corner in the next few months when many more phones are expected to go on sale.