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.
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
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)
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.
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)
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)