this sounds a lot like Web Parts … "OnePage Inc. and Enfish Corp. each released new software to enable corporate users to organize corporate information in portals … OnePage's Content Connect Studio doesn't replace portal frameworks from other companies; it augments them with the capability to create, manage and integrate portlets (pieces of code that capture and embed data) into many enterprise portal platforms"
ouch! this just gets worse! what will our broadband options be?
Excite@Home … "announced today that it has received formal notification
from Cox and Comcast that they will exercise their rights under their
existing distribution agreements with the company to terminate those
agreements effective June 4, 2002. The company is continuing to engage in
discussions with Cox and Comcast concerning alternative arrangements for the
continued provision of the company's broadband Internet service to
subscribers of Cox and Comcast cable systems. However, there can be no
assurance that such discussions will result in such alternative commercial
life is complete now that i've found: http://www.zombo.com/
Internet Explorer 6 was released yesterday. Download here
"Internet Explorer 6.0 includes many new and enhanced features that can simplify the daily tasks you perform while helping you to maintain the privacy of your personal information on the Web. The integrated Advanced Search bar makes it a snap to find whatever you may be looking for on the Web. The Image Toolbar feature allows you to quickly and easily save pictures, e-mail pictures, and print pictures that you find on Web pages. You can also view all your saved pictures in the My Pictures folder. When you point to pictures on Web pages, the My Pictures toolbar appears, giving you instant access to My Pictures functions. Another new Explorer bar, the Contacts bar, allows MSN Messenger Service members to use instant-messaging features from within the browser window while they surf the Web. The Media Bar offers a seamless Web media experience. It provides a simple user interface for locating and playing media within the browser window. The Media Bar has simple controls that enable you to play music, video, or mixed-media files without opening a separate window. The Media Bar also lets you control the audio volume and choose which media files or tracks to play."
not bad for an ASP "… privately held Salesforce has 2,800 companies that pay it to manage about 50,000 people worldwide, and it is on track to record some $25 million in revenue this year. "The quality of our revenue is special because it's an annuity, so we know within 1 [percent] to 2 percent what we'll have in revenue next month," he says. The company has cash on hand to take it to breakeven early next year, Benioff says. "Our gross margins are on the order of 70 percent, and we could break even sooner, but we are investing in R&D, marketing, branding and increasing our enterprise capability."
i'd like to believe this is true: "…venture capitalists say for the first time since January they expect the technology investing climate to stabilize and set the stage for more investment activity"
From: VCs: Tech-investing gloom to clear – Tech News – CNET.com
Trillian is an IM client, which currently supports AOL IM, ICQ, MSN
Messenger, IRC, and Yahoo! Messenger. It's just over a year old and after
using it for a week it feels more stable than any Jabber client I've used
and worth the download if you need to cross-IM with people. (sorry dave, no
mac client ;-)
will there be any consumer focused broadband providers left?
"Excite@Home and its accountants said Monday that the company may not be
able to continue operations, especially if the Nasdaq Stock Market delists
EverNet to debut peer-to-peer software that designed to be used as a content delivery network (CDN) … "Basically EverNet uses a thin client that lets users on a corporate network – or on the Internet – act as content receivers and distributors."
now this is something i'd pay for … "Five major movie studios, including
some of Hollywood's top players, unveiled plans today for a joint venture
that would allow computer users to download rental copies of feature films
over the Internet."
Cat details her gruesome experience moving accross the country using Bekins Van Lines.
"Clinton Rubin at the State University of New York has been shaking sheep to
make them stronger and he reckons it could work for those without wool too."
no shit … "According to a paper released last month by the School of
Information Management and Systems at the University of California at
Berkeley, the regional Bell operating companies … have maintained
'unreasonable delays' in providing D.S.L. connections to Internet service
providers while charging wholesale prices that are 'unjustifiably high.'"
found on GeekNews and i'm guessing it's .Net-based …
"Broadband customers of Telewest can now subscribe to a "rentware" version of Microsoft Exchange with Outlook using their cable modem PC connection. The U.K. service costs 10 pounds ($14) a month on top of their existing cable modem subscription."
another interesting quote:
"Obviously there plans to extend the service to Microsoft Office, but we're also looking at the possibility of offering access to financial software for small businesses across the broadband connection…"
"Tough economy may boost app hosting's appeal, even among larger companies"