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Sugar CRM – Roadmap to Commercial Open Source Technology
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Sugar CRM is commercial Open Source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software for companies of all sizes, based on the LAMP stack (Linux-OS; Apache-Web Server; MySQL-Database Server; PHP-Programming Language).

MSN adCenter Showcases New SEM Offerings
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In the face of recurrent search losses, this week Microsoft showed off what its much-touted adCenter Labs has been working on. At Demo Fest in Redmond, Mr. Softie showcased what the company called “breakthrough digital tools” focused on improving keyword and content technologies, ad selection and relevance, audience intelligence, social networking, video, platforms, and devices.

Adobe Acrobat Connect Commercially Available

The First Taste Was Free… Now you have to pay for it.

Open Source Software Closer to Commercial Enterprise Software

The odds are good that the LAMP stack is running somewhere inside your company.

Google, Yahoo, Apple Boost Silicon Valley Real Estate

If you’re looking to locate your business in California’s Silicon Valley and are feeling the pain of real estate prices, we know who you should blame.

Java Not True Test of Open Source Innovation

My thesis advisor keeps reminding me to frame the question correctly, otherwise the experimental results will be meaningless.

OSS Is Changing The Game

Zack, the three examples you give appear to me as signs that OSS is under attack by vendors who don’t gork the value of an open community & the customer value delivered. Yep, even the MSFT deal with Zend.

OSS Trickle Down

If I understand Dana’s point correctly here, he’s saying that as open source vendors start getting a larger part of the corporate IT budget, less money is spent on commercial vendors, thereby reducing how much those commercial vendors have to spend on R&D for future innovations.

The Practicalities of Accessible, Commercial Web Design

I have read with interest recent articles containing hints and tips for cutting corners when it comes to making your site accessible to all.

Commercial Weblogs and Social Networking

I was checking out the latest release of the GT/Field mobile application from GTI. It was interesting to see that the company’s products are supported via a blogger weblog.

Google Promotes Banned Books

Despite America’s reputation as a free society, the practice of banning books in schools and even some libraries has happened through the years. Google and the American Library Association will celebrate 25 years of Banned Books Week, September 23rd – 30th.

MindTouch DekiWiki Goes Commercial
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The release of a commercial open source wiki by MindTouch and announced at OSCON also is available in a private label version for ISPs; this could be a step toward the adoption of email alternatives to thwart spam.

Tablet PC – No Longer A Commercial Failure

A tablet PC is a light weight slate shaped hand-held computer or a slim note book PC. The idea is to replace the traditional pen and notebook with a tablet PC and stylus or digital pen.

Yahoo! Maps API Goes Commercial

As posted on the Yahoo! Developer Network Blog:

CGM in the News

Consumer Generated Media (CGM) has been in the news the last couple days. Two items in particular caught my attention.

Commercial Implementation of Google Maps API

No doubt we’ll hear more on this one next week… drag and drop, click pin to open html file, embed mashup within web pages…

Google Roundup

A few things on Google today that I decided to roundup all in one post:

IAB Releases Commercial Video Guidelines

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) recently released a set of guidelines for creating online video commercials as well as a compliance program to assist advertisers identify publishers and technology providers that follow the guidelines. Some big name Web companies have signed on to the compliance program like Yahoo!, Walt Disney Internet, MSN, Fox Interactive, CBS, and NY Times Digital.

Screening Air Travelers Via Commercial Databases Dropped

The Transportation Security Administration said they plan to have their computerized passenger screening program ready later this year but it won’t include the hot-button, commercially-maintained databases, so denigrated by privacy groups.

Commercial Collections: Business Finance Booster Shot

If commercial collections is not part of your B2B business plan, you’re losing money. Get your cash flowing again with these commercial collection secrets.

Yahoo MindSet Search Launches

So Yahoo has launched a new customized search results feature called MindSet. Basically it allows you to determine the type of results you want. From the Yahoo! MindSet homepage you’ll see this description of the new custom search feature.