Sybase Inc. the leading provider of Enterprise software acquired mobile payment solution company paybox Solutions AG. The company expects to strengthen the mobile infrastructure with the addition of mobile payment solution. Now the company will be able to provide person-to-person remittances, make payments for goods and services, top-up mobile airtime and pay bills from a mobile device to the financial institutions and mobile operators.
Microsoft just released Release candidate for IE 8.This is the last Beta version before the final release. The latest version will support Windows Vista, Windows Server and Windows XP Service Pack 2. But, older version or Windows 7 is not supported by the browser. The main features of the new release are: Full article »
Conficker or Downadup, the fastest growing computer worm hit the internet, affecting millions of computers across the world, as per security expert. It takes advantage of windows vulnerability and spread by guessing the PC administrative password on net or by means of USB drive. China was affected the most with 29% infection and Argentinia stood second with 11% infection. The infection rate is about 1% in USA.
IBM, C-Lock Technology to Exhibit Green House Gas Measurement Software at Energy and Environment Conference
The recent study estimated that the total 2008 carbon market value at $125 billion, double the 2007 level. C_lock Technology Solution in combination with IBM and Energy Information Management is going to demonstrate Greenhouse Gas Measurement Software at EUEC conference at Phoneix Convention center. C-Lock President Jim Bitonti will explain on Tuesday, February 3 at 2:40 p.m how GreenCert stands as an innovative tool for lowering greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector using the natural carbon sink capabilities found in agriculture. C-Lock Technology, Inc is developing GreenCert, a Web-based carbon information management tool for Energy Industry.
The employment news is very gloomy on Jan 22. Microsoft announced a cut of 5000 of its employees ie. 5% of its workforce. Simultaneously, Digg also downsized its workforce by 10% out of 75 employees. The move followed the recent layoff in October at sister company Revision3. Digg attracted 6.8 million unique visitors in December in US, only 2 percent up since its last peak in Jul.
You can build your hosting environment utilizing Amazon’s EC2 with the release of open source framework Scalr, developed by web 2.0 company Intridea. Scalr allows you to create server farms through a web-based interface using prebuilt AMI’s for load balancers (pound or nginx), app servers (apache, others), databases (mysql master-slave, others), and a generic AMI.
As per research by independent analyst firm, CMS Watch, LinkedIn is moving very rapidly to cater the social networking need of Enterprise people in comparison with Facebook. If functional standpoint is considered, LinkedIn takes over Facebook in Information Filtering and Discussion. Although, neither blog provides the project tracking service like wiki. CMS Watch reviewed 26 platforms that includes vendors like IBM, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, Jive, Telligent, Awareness, Drupal, SocialText, Lithium, and Ning, as well as Facebook and LinkedIn.
NOIDA - A 30-year-old employee of a leading BPO firm here was arrested Saturday for diverting funds into accounts he had opened in Britain under false names, the police said.
Salesforce.com launched SaaS model based Service Cloud which is the next generation platform for Customer Service Application. The Cloud gathers information from the knowledge resource from internet and uses it for commercial Customer service. The software comprises call-center features with aspects of search engine technology and social-networking sites like Facebook. You can get Service Cloud with the help of native cloud-computing power of salesforce.com. The price of Service Cloud starts at US $995 per month. Full article »