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Stories by Kathleen Lau

  • Canadian Windows ISV helps mobile Linux effort

    A Canadian open source firm is considering contributing its technology to the LiMo Foundation, a consortium of companies striving to build a globally-available open, Linux-based operating system for mobile devices.

  • Oracle-BEA drama rocks middleware sector

    The possible acquisition of BEA Systems by Oracle will put the database vendor on par with IBM in the application infrastructure space, but there still is room for the remaining independent middleware vendors, analysts said.

  • Adobe's AIR technology takes flight

    At the Adobe MAX conference in the US this week -- themed 'Connect, Discover, Inspire' -- Adobe Systems announced beta 2.0 of its Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) technology, around which the company is hoping the developer community will build applications to promote the platform's capabilities.

  • Forrester points out missing pieces in SAP's A1S

    SAP's launch Wednesday of Business ByDesign, a hosted on-demand offering for mid market customers, is a significant improvement relative to its other offerings in this space, but simplicity and ease of use still remain elusive to the vendor, an analyst observed.

  • Intel, AMD bring on quad-core duel

    Intel's release this week of the 'Tigerton' Xeon 7300 chip was promptly met with rival Advanced Micro Devices' contention that the technology is merely packaged dual-cores, and not native quad-core.

  • HP on Opsware deal: 'We were losing'

    Hewlett-Packard's announcement that it will acquire Opsware is a good move for the company which, as yet, hasn't made significant inroads in the data center automation space, analysts said.