The Village View

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The other 53 % are liars

In a report Sunday, the Pew Internet and American Life Project said 47 percent of U.S. adult Internet users have looked for information about themselves through Google or another search engine.

Liar, liar, pants on fire. C'mon I don't know anyone who hasn't Googled themselves. I've got to admit, and maybe I'm just narcissistic, but I Google myself at least once a month. By doing so, I recently learned that there is some guy with my name who is in the movie business. He's even worked with Jet Li. How cool is that?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Links for 12/12/07

Here are a couple of links I found interesting

Oracle acquires Moniforce
  • Moniforce's software monitors network traffic to measure the performance and availability of Web applications from the perspective of the end user. Oracle said Moniforce's technology would be a valuable addition to the business software maker's Enterprise Manager software, which provides a more extensive view of application performance throughout the enterprise.
  • I'm guessing this gets branded as part of Fusion Middleware. Which according to the ad on the back of my newest Economist is the "Leader in Middleware." hmm, who knew?
  • Another in a long line of Oracle acquisitions
Larry Ellison Controls NetSuite's Destiny Despite IPO
  • Ellison remains the majority shareholder of NetSuite, with his share of the company expected to drop from 61% to about 55% following the IPO. A few of his family members will keep control of another 11% of the company after its IPO. Ellison, however, plans to transfer his shares to a "lockbox" limited liability company to eliminate his voting control over NetSuite directors, and also to "avoid potential future conflicts of interest that might otherwise arise," according to NetSuite's prospectus.....Still, Ellison controls NetSuite's destiny. According to the prospectus, he has control over "significant corporate transactions," including a sale or even liquidation of the company.

SAP, VMWare ink support pact
  • VMWare said Tuesday that SAP will support its software running on VMWare's ESX erver, in 64-bit Windows and Linux environments.
  • Vinnie has his take here. Surprisingly, he expresses some scepticism
  • Larry at ZDnet also weighs in

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

SAP unveils its first software for iPhone

This is pretty cool. Not that I have an iPhone, I'm solidly a Blackberry guy.

SAP said on Tuesday that new software for sales-force automation that it is hailing as one of the most user-friendly products to date would be compatible with Apple's iPhone. SAP, a maker of business management software, will include the program as part of new sales-force automation software that it is launching this month.