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Gates: ‘Free hardware all round’ | silicon.com: “‘…

June 1st, 2004

Gates: 'Free hardware all round' | silicon.com: "'Ten years out, in terms of actual hardware costs, you can almost think of hardware as being free,' he said, speaking at the Gartner Symposium in San Diego. 'I'm not saying it will be absolutely free - but in terms of the power of the servers, the power of the network will not be a limiting factor,'' he added, referring to networked computers and advances in the internet's speed.

NTT DoCoMo’s 4G Test Results in 300Mbps Data Rate

June 1st, 2004

NTT DoCoMo's 4G Test Results in 300Mbps Data Rate in Moving Car: "The company said that the test achieved a maximum downstream data rate of 300Mbps with an average rate of 135Mbps in a car running at the speed of 30 kilometers per hour in areas 800m to 1km away from the 4G wireless base stations.

Location services for cell phones set to take off | CNET News

May 27th, 2004

Location services for cell phones set to take off | CNET News.com: "'People had terrible experiences three or four years ago,' said Rick Smith of M-Spatial, a company that makes mapping and route-finding software for wireless devices, at the annual Mobile Location Services conference this week.

Company looks to capitalize on free XML tool | CNE…

May 25th, 2004

Company looks to capitalize on free XML tool | CNET News.com: "Vienna-based Altova makes an array of developer tools for working with XML, the fast-spreading standard for exchanging data between disparate computing systems.

But the company also gives away a full-fledged authoring application that enables nondevelopers to create XML documents.

Microsoft to Deliver Visual Studio Team Tools

May 24th, 2004

Microsoft to Deliver Visual Studio Team Tools: "At its Tech Ed conference in San Diego, Microsoft plans to unveil Burton, the code name for its Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, sources said. The system will feature improved support for distributed, team-oriented enterprise application development, they said.

Sybase CEO: Unwired Enterprise Requires Aggressive Apps

May 21st, 2004

Sybase CEO: Unwired Enterprise Requires Aggressive Apps:
"The company is using events such as its sponsorship of the Sybase Classic golf tournament this week to promote its 'unwired enterprise' concept, which focuses on enabling customers to connect their back-office data to their end users regardless of whether those users have wireless PDAs, browser-enabled PCs or any other computing device operating on the edge.

hicksdesign | 3D CSS Box Model

May 20th, 2004

hicksdesign :: 3D CSS Box Model: "20.05.04 | 3D CSS Box Model

Here's a thing. I've seen umpteen diagrams showing CSS beginners how padding, border and margin work together, but not the order in which elements such as background colour and image are stacked.

Microsoft Playing Nicer with ISVs, Company Exec Says

May 20th, 2004

Microsoft Playing Nicer with ISVs, Company Exec Says:

"Microsoft execs say the company is working to polish its lackluster image with software partners as it increasingly views everything from its Office productivity suite to its business applications as a platform.

TCS: Tech Central Station | Go Tech, Young Man!

May 20th, 2004

TCS: Tech Central Station | Go Tech, Young Man!

"All companies used their presentations to emphasise 'reduction of costs,' 'repayment of debts' and most of all, 'profitability, profitability, profitability.' All that matters now is the bottom line. The market's laws of gravity have clearly done their work and these companies are the better for it.

Eurogamer.net | Microsoft set to offer XNA technology to consumer electronics rivals

May 20th, 2004

Eurogamer.net | Microsoft set to offer XNA technology to consumer electronics rivals: "Microsoft is essentially bored with the current obsession surrounding console cycles, and the obsolescence that happens every five years. It likes the way the film industry does things - the way that grand old business manages to seamlessly project movies into every conceivable corner of the market, from the box office to the handheld and every point in between.