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Happy New Year to all of SYS-CON's readers! The start of the year marks the 15th birthday of the Worldwide Web, and the key people and companies associated it show no signs of slowing down. The Web has re-created a culture of loosely coupled, highly performing applications, driven by acronyms such as SOA and AJAX, all of which SYS-CON is covering through its editorial, Internet TV, and events. ... (more)

SYS-CON.TV Viewed More Than Comedy Central with Half Million Streams in December

SYS-CON Media announced today the viewer statistics for SYS-CON.TV as 531,610 streams for the month of December up from 485,388 viewers in November 2005. Introduced 12 months ago, SYS-CON.TV has been one of the pioneers of Internet TV, together with Amazon's Short Videos, another Flash video-based original Internet TV programming service that also debuted around the same time, a year ago. As of December 2005, SYS-CON.TV has one of the highest Internet TV viewerships for original programming anywhere on the Internet. According to the LA Times, "During its best week, in early Dece... (more)

SYS-CON i-Technology Podcast August 26, 2005

Microsoft's Virtual Server 2005 Service Pack 1 is now called Virtual Server 2005 R2, due to significant enhancements that take it beyond the scope of a normal service pack. The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.2-million grant to researchers at the Penn State School of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and the University of Kansas to enhance and improve the CiteSeer academic search engine. VitalStream will support newly launched Macromedia Flash 8 Player. ... (more)

SYS-CON i-Technology Podcast: The Big Week

A tremendous flurry of major announcements may indicate that tech is back, finally, after more than five years of doldrums following the dot-com bubbleburst that started in the year 2000. Among this week’s major announcements: Oracle Corporation acquired Siebel Systems, a deal worth more than $5 billion when Siebel’s cash reserves are included in the mix. Salesforce.com announced appexhcange, which it describes as a new way to browse, share, and install on-demand applications. Sybase announced its latest major upgrade with Adaptive Server Enterprise, or ASE, 15, the fi... (more)

SYS-CON i-Technology Podcast August 11, 2005

An over-reliance on tools and frameworks continues to be a problem among programmers, according to develop Simeon Simeonov. Industry commentator John C. Dvorak told SYS-CON.TV that he applauds Microsoft’s success in shutting down infamous spammer Scott Richter, and he thinks that this action will enable further industry efforts to stop the plague of spam worldwide.. SYS-CON publishing director Jeremy Geelan sees a “million tiny points of light” in today’s technology market. The Fedora Project has announced the availability of Global File System (GFS) in F... (more)