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  • Widget Powerhouse JS-Kit Strikes Deal With Sun Microsystems

    Widget Powerhouse JS-Kit Strikes Deal With Sun Microsystems

    Widget provider JS-Kit has struck a deal with software vendor Sun Microsystems to provide cross-platform widgets to Sun’s internal and external properties. JS-Kit offers rating, polling, commenting and widgets that can be ad-supported or ad-free (in which case, the company charges a monthly fee). Widget making is appealing to enterprises. It’s not the first time businesses… Read More

  • Snapstream Mini Is A DVR On Steroids For Enterprises

    Snapstream Mini Is A DVR On Steroids For Enterprises

    Snapstream, who brought us BeyondTV and Snapstream Enterprise, has launched a more budget-friendly standalone TV search engine appliance for enterprises. The Snapstream Mini costs $2000 ($6000 less than the original Snapstream Server) and offers most of the capabilities of the more expensive product. One of the main differentiators is memory capacity; the Mini offers a little over 1000 hours… Read More

  • DocVerse: Building A Better "Office Live" (Beta Invites)

    DocVerse: Building A Better "Office Live" (Beta Invites)

    When Microsoft launched “Live Workspaces” last year we were sufficiently underwhelmed. But Microsoft didn’t have to wow us. The software giant could, and has been taking its time playing catch-up with web enabled productivity suites (namely Google Docs) while it continues milking the desktop software cash cow. So far much of the competition has been centered around web apps… Read More

  • Ustream Launches Watershed, A Pay-As-You-Go Live Streaming Service For Enterprises

    Live video streaming service Ustream is rolling out a white-label service today called Watershed for Websites and businesses that want to broadcast their own live streams. Watershed comes with a lot of extra management capabilities like the ability to customize the player, add a logo, turn on features like chat, polling, picture-in-picture video chat, Twitter integration, analytics and… Read More

  • Mobile CDN Offers First Official iPhone Streaming App

    Mobile CDN Offers First Official iPhone Streaming App

    This past weekend, Mobile CDN made a fairly significant move in the mobile world when it streamed footage of the NBA All-Star game live over mobile phones. Why? Mobile CDN launched the first live streaming application approved by Apple and that works over any wireless network Edge, 3G and WiFi phones. Until now, Apple hasn’t officially allowed iPhones to access streaming applications. So… Read More

  • Roundtripping to the Cloud

    Roundtripping to the Cloud

    Sunday I finally pulled the trigger on a move I’ve been contemplating for a very long time. If you’d asked me 5 or even 10 years ago whether I’d move back to Comcast for anything except virtual dominatrix sessions, I’d have made, and lost, a sizable bet. That’s what I did on Sunday, consolidated a lot of services round Comcast and its Triple Play suite of… Read More

  • Could FileSociety Phase Out FTP?

    Could FileSociety Phase Out FTP?

    UPDATE: FileSociety’s services are not free. Global Edit charges a yearly fee as well as transfer and storage fees. But the company claims its pricing structure is cost-effective. GlobalEdit, image management system that provides creative workflow tools has launched a digital file sharing service called FileSociety and already has some big-name early adopters. FileSociety allows… Read More

  • The Open Process

    The Open Process

    A common gambit in the open standards arena is the invite-only event. This is where a group of developers, marketing types, and entrepreneurs decide the time is right to codify their work in a momentum play. Such a moment presented itself this week when an OpenID UI event was held at the Facebook offices in Palo Alto. OpenID has achieved extraordinary amounts of promotion, contributions… Read More

  • IBM Uses Amazon To Leapfrog Microsoft On The Way To The Blue Cloud

    IBM Uses Amazon To Leapfrog Microsoft On The Way To The Blue Cloud

    IBM is advancing its aggressive cloud computing strategy with a string of announcements this week. The most recent was IBM’s partnership with Amazon Web Services to allow access of its software to solution providers using Amazon’s cloud computing applications. The partnerships offers pay-as-you-go access to development and production versions of IBM Information Management… Read More

  • Linux Can Now Access Silverlight; The Rat Race Between Silverlight and Adobe Flash Continues

    Linux Can Now Access Silverlight; The Rat Race Between Silverlight and Adobe Flash Continues

    The open-source, Novell-sponsored Mono Project released Moonlight 1.0, which allows Linux desktop users to access Microsoft Silverlight content. Novell’s Moonlight also allows Linux users to access Windows multimedia content, including Windows Media Video, Windows Media Audio and MP3 files (all supported through the Microsoft Media Pack). This is one of Microsoft’s first real… Read More

  • SQLstream's Live Data Integration Could Be A Boon For Businesses

    SQLstream's Live Data Integration Could Be A Boon For Businesses


    In the current state of the economy, the phrase “time is money” has taken on an even more powerful meaning to the enterprise world. SQLstream’s new 2.0 technology allows companies to reduce the time required to turn data into readable information by capturing and reading the data in live streams (using SQL language) versus batch-techniques of data processing, which is… Read More

  • IBM And Juniper Networks Hoping To Gain Cloud Computing Market Share

    IBM And Juniper Networks Hoping To Gain Cloud Computing Market Share


    IBM will be unveiling a number of new cloud computing technologies at its CIO Leadership Exchange in Shanghai and its Pulse Conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday with networking giant and Cisco-rival Juniper Networks by its side. We reported last summer that Juniper is doing a good job of making inroads on Cisco’s turf, and this partnership with IBM is a sign of Juniper’s… Read More

  • Gut Check

    Gut Check

    No matter what we say or think we’re doing, we’re looking for a Grand Unification Theory or GUT: A way of viewing any random piece of news or gossip without our entire world view cracking and spilling out all over the ground around us. Thus the current fascination with realtime micromessaging and Track. The past few days there’s been a flurry of discussion falling under… Read More

  • Deep Thoughts On What's Going On In Google's Head

    Deep Thoughts On What's Going On In Google's Head

    Many of Google’s products have been going through some major and minor overhauls recently. Gmail went offline, enhanced PDF previews became available on Gmail, Calendars went offline for Enterprise users, Labels had an update and Tasks were added. Google Gears, the open-source browser extension available for Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer on Windows, Mac, and Linux, has enabled… Read More

  • Techrigy Hits 1 Billion Conversations–Think Google Alerts On Steroids

    Techrigy Hits 1 Billion Conversations–Think Google Alerts On Steroids

    Last month, I e-mailed my entire family and suggested they setup Google Alerts on their name. When a week later someone created a malicious Facebook group slandering my sister (very uncool), I was reminded of the importance of knowing what people are publicly saying about you and your products. When I first began working on TechCrunch, I immediately looked for a tool to alert me whenever… Read More

  • SEO At the Enterprise Level–A Major Flop

    SEO At the Enterprise Level–A Major Flop

    When I hear SEO, I think of brilliant quantitative guys shut-up in an apartment somewhere running A/B split tests and writing link-bait. Search Engine Optimization is the way companies make it easy for customers to find their website using Google. Because search engines don’t publish their algorithms, SEO is mostly reverse-engineering. Despite the guessing game, SEO produces… Read More

  • Twitter: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

    Twitter: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

    Twitter is the current darling of the social networking community. And we’ve all seen the positive things Twitter has to offer when it comes to micro-blogging. It was only a matter of time before the human race found unfortunate ways monetize the world’s newest toy. Here are a few annoyances and exploitations I discovered: Retailers were bound to try to harness the reaching power… Read More

  • Announcing Our Next TechCrunch Roundtable: Whose Cloud Is It Anyway?

    Announcing Our Next TechCrunch Roundtable: Whose Cloud Is It Anyway?

    Cloud computing is growing up fast, so we’ve decided to bring together some of the smartest people we can for our next TechCrunch Roundtable: Whose Cloud Is It Anyway? The event and networking event will take place on Friday, February 27, between 3:00 and 6:30 PM at Microsoft’s Mountain View Conference Center, which holds 275 people. Tickets are $75 and are on sale now. The cloud… Read More

  • TringMe Finds A Way To Make VoIP Calls from Microsoft Silverlight

    TringMe Finds A Way To Make VoIP Calls from Microsoft Silverlight

    Indian start-up TringMe launched a demo of a widget that now allows a user the ability to make a VoIP call from Microsoft Silverlight applications. Silverlight doesn’t allow access to a microphone, thus restricting VoIP calls, so TringMe used a backdoor Flash widget to access the microphone. This could open up the door for Silverlight developers to integrate VoIP in their applications. Read More

  • SugarCRM's John Roberts on the Open Cloud

    SugarCRM's John Roberts on the Open Cloud

    SugarCRM has gone from 3 developers, 154 members, and 396 downloads of its open source customer relationship management software in June 2004 to 40 engineers, 450,000 users, 5.2 million downloads, and the key metric: 55,000 active systems. As co-founder and CEO John Roberts delivered the opening keynote at the SugurCon 2009 developer conference in San Francisco, he showed the growth in a series… Read More