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TLE Lowlights: Innovation?

Over the last couple of days you have probably been reading some of the highlights from the recent trip I did to Paris to attend

TLE Highlights: The Irony of Social Computing

As I have just mentioned, this is a follow up weblog post from the previous one I have shared regarding some of the highlights from IBM‘s 2007 Technical Leadership Exchange event held in Paris last week.

Back from IBM’s Technical Leadeship Exchange

Oh dear, where did that week go again? Goodness, I cannot believe that today is my first day back at work after having spent a fantastic week attending IBM‘s Technical Leadership Exchange conference event in Euro Disney, Paris, and then enjoying four wonderful days in lovely Paris doing a bit of sightseeing here and there! I know that I mentioned back then, before starting my trip, that I would be doing some more weblogging about the APQC KM & Innovation event and also about some of the stuff I have been exposed to during the course of the IBM event last week. But alas my network connectivity had other plans for me, errr, I mean, for us.

Coremetrics and IBM Deliver Web 2.0 Store

Coremetrics is working with IBM to offer retailers Web 2.0 and multichannel analytics. IBM has introduced WebSphere Commerce 2.0 Store solution, an ecommerce platform based on Web 2.0 technology, which gives users a streamlined experience.

IBM, Amazon Chill On Patent Fight

Call it a TKO win for IBM, as years of jabbing over a variety of patents held by IBM and disputed by Amazon have ended with Amazon agreeing to pay licensing fees for them.

IBM Mashup Summit

I’m at the IBM Mashup Summit in San Francisco today.  As we are within the bowels of a large enterprise, there is a process to follow to get wifi access, so I’m offline. 

Yahoo Expands IBM and McClatchy Relationships
Two significant announcements from Yahoo today.

First up, Yahoo and IBM have enhanced their joint enterprise search solution, to better compete with Google’s Enterprise Mini.

IBM Speeds Up With Omnifind Yahoo

The four-month cycle between the launch of the IBM Omnifind Yahoo Edition enterprise search and the latest release represents something of a land speed record for Big Blue.

IBM Creates Tool For The Blind

IBM has developed a multimedia browsing accessibility tool that helps blind and visually impaired people experience streaming video and animation on the Internet.

The multimedia-browsing tool offers people with visual impairment the same multimedia control features sighted people see and operate with a mouse. To experience a streaming video on a video-sharing Web site, visually impaired are able to select a "play" button by pressing a shortcut key to operate the media. The tool enables users to control video speed, volume and sound.

UFOCrawler Tracks Strangeness With IBM Omnifind

Olav Phillips at Anomalies.net has put the freely available IBM OmniFind Yahoo Edition to work at UFOCrawler.com, where people can plumb the Internet for information on the unexplained.

IBM, Google Partner

IBM and Google have partnered to bring Google Gadgets to WebSphere Portal allowing users to create, customize and use Internet applications directly within the portal. In April, IBM will release a version of WebSphere Portal that will allow users to search an Internet directory of Google Gadgets that will operate on IBM’s software.

Users will be able to select from around 4,000 Google Gadgets such as language translators, package delivery tracking, Wikipedia information and YouTube postings. These features can be accessed through a company’s portal.

Second Life Customer Conversations

About a month ago a friend said the following before a hockey game (yeah – our team has very geeky locker room talk):

“Is IBM not making enough money these days? I hear they’re providing services for some online world”

IBM Seeks PC Time For World Community Grid

A little CPU could go a long way toward making inroads on several medical research fronts, including cancer, muscular dystrophy, and AIDS, and IBM promotes its World Community Grid to help with that.

IBM, Bazaarvoice Focus On Word Of Mouth

Bazaarvoice, a company focused on helping brands use online word of mouth to improve their businesses, announced it is teaming with IBM software to assist retailers in creating an interactive and customer centered shopping experience.

SCO Desperately Seeking Pamela Jones

Faced with what many believe is the imminent demise of their lawsuit against IBM over Linux code, SCO Group may be pursuing a ‘scorched earth’ strategy where they can drag the true identity of Groklaw’s Pamela Jones into public knowledge.

Validating Open Source IP Indemnity

Roberto writes that Sun has agreed to include an Italian dictionary and thesaurus (from the Italian Native-Lang Project team) in the official OpenOffice.org distro. Congrats to Roberto & team!

Ogilvy Partners With Technorati
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Ogilvy North America is partnering with Technorati to offer clients blogs, vlogs, videos, photos, and other online user-generated media. The hope is for their clients to better understand the blogosphere and improve in building their brands.

IBM’s Enterprise Social Networking Offerings

Big Blue has announced that they are working on a new product called “Lotus Connections,” which is targeted for a late 2007 release. From the IHT:

IBM Becomes More Socially Inclined

Social networking has become one of the most buzz-worthy news terms in recent memory as the concept as spread at a viral rate throughout the realms of marketing and eCommerce, respectively.

Open Source and Career Opportunities
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Matt Asay has some good advice for folks asking him for career advice: “Work for an open source company.”

Presence – Useful For Webinars?

Line56 published an article Monday talking about presence becoming a more important part of IBM’s collaborative environment.

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