By John | July 27, 2009
These are my links for July 26th from 15:58 to 16:41:
- Cisco & IBM: A-Rod & Derek Jeter of Tech? – Major League Baseball has Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez — intensely competitive players who were close friends until one of them dissed the other in the media. And as luck (also known as a shipload of Steinbucks) would have it, the two ended up on the same team, the New York Yankees. So for the sake of appearance they get along.
- Will Yahoo Use Xoopit’s CloudQuery to Help Usher in the Real-time Web? – While Xoopit’s flagship email product is being touted as the reason why Yahoo agreed to buy the company, I think the underlying technology used by Xoopit is far more interesting. Xoopit has even exposed this infrastructure technology as an on-demand service, which it’s dubbed CloudQuery, with the tagline “Search as a Service.” But I suspect that, once the acquisition closes, CloudQuery will get buried deep in the bowels of Yahoo.
- Can the U.S. Government Help Cloud Computing Reach a Tipping Point? – It used to be that large corporations were the biggest boosters of new and cool technologies; more recently the consumer has been driving technology trends. But with the timing of an economic recovery still uncertain and VC dollars hard to come by, it may be the Feds’ turn to set the stage — and technologies that fall under the “cloud computing” moniker are likely to benefit. The federal government is open to the idea of using commercial cloud computing solutions, according to Vivek Kundra, the country’s chief information officer.
- BofA’s Birnbaum Urges Wall Street to "Think Parallel" by Wall Street & Technology – Just outside of Fort Greene Park this afternoon, we saw an unusual sight: in a classroom in Brooklyn Technical High School, 15 juniors and seniors sat listening closely as Jeffrey M. Birnbaum, managing director and global head of platform solutions at Bank of America, taught them the finer points of parallel programming for high-performance computing applications, using code he had written himself. "This is a tough subject," he told them. "In any tough subject, it helps to see what someone else has done."
- NASA takes open source into space | The Open Road – CNET News – Open-source software has been making inroads into U.S. federal agencies for years, most notably in January when the U.S. Department of Defense set up an internal forge to host open-source software for use by the government.
- MindTouch Upgrades Collaborative Platform With Video And Developer-Friendly Tools – Opensource wiki developer Mindtouch today has launched several new features in its opensource, wiki-like collaboration platform for enterprises. This includes the ability to add video to MindTouch wikis, package applications built in MindTouch for distribution, and stage content on wikis.