Jeff Nolan's take on innovation, entrepreneurship, tech and stuff that interests me
Oracle is facing competitive pressures from IBM, Microsoft and aggressive open source vendors such as EnterpriseDB and MySQL…. After all companies are less reliant on database if they have a reliable search engine.RedOrbit – Technology – EnterpriseDB’s First Customer Buys a Piece of the Action:EnterpriseDB Corp, the open source database company that is pursuing the Oracle market, has announced that its first reference customer is also investing in the company.The customer, Sony Online Entertainment Inc, one of the largest multi-player gaming sites on the Internet, chose the Postgres-based open source database to lower its operating costs as the site enters a critical period of growth in membership.
Just a quick headsup that I am going to be at the Software 2006 Conference on April 4/5 in Santa Clara…. In addition to some familiar faces for the keynotes (Shai Agassi, Thomas Kurion, Ray Lane), there are some breakout sessions that I am really interested in: China : Threat or Opportunity Why Business Open Source is ready for primetime Insider’s perspective on the M&A process Instant messaging and the new on demand workplaceI will be blogging the event as well.
When it comes to irritating your employer with your blog, I’m not even qualified to carry the bags of the guy who carries the bags for mini-microsoft.Mini-Microsoft: Vista 2007. Fire the leadership now!:People need to be fired and moved out of Microsoft today.
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More interesting (or troubling, depending on your perspective) is the idea of creating company/brand specific destination sites that are advertising driven and when critical mass is achieved going to the brand in question and basically saying “if you pay us we’ll take down the competitive advertising and if you don’t we’ll increase it”.As for me and Plaxo, I hate that service because once I unwittingly spammed my entire contact database that I had uploaded years ago simply by updating my contact information…. In other words, I’ll blacklist your ass first, then think about it.Every time people complain about this online, however, a representative from Plaxo shows up to point out that you wouldn’t get this spam if you just signed up and used Plaxo’s software.
Attempt to log-in to the site so that Firefox will ask whether or not youwant your password saved.5…. Just go to “ViewSaved Passwords,” click on the tab that will show you sites to never savepasswords for, and you’ll see whatever painful site Joe denied to save apassword for.9.