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Talk of Sun-Google Hosted Productivity Suite: “Way off Base”
The eWeek article: Rumors of Sun-Google Hosted Desktop Suite Quashed, offers a look at the constant (the article users the word “rampant”) specultation about a Sun-Google hosted desktop productivity suite and common operating system, “is way off base.”
From the article:
Insiders with knowledge of the joint plans to promote and enhance the OpenOffice.org desktop productivity suite say it is far more likely that Sun and Google will find ways to promote both OpenOffice.org and Google Toolbar, including having Toolbar included as part of OpenOffice.org, StarOffice, and even OpenSolaris and Sun’s branded Solaris products…John Loiacono, executive vice president for software at Sun, has said that possible future collaboration projects under discussion with Google include work on OpenOffice. org, as well as cooperative arrangements in which each company will point its customers to the other’s technology. “This is just Phase 1 of a multiphase approach,” he told eWEEK.
Subject Experts Review Wikipedia Entries
The Guardian article: Can you trust Wikipedia?, asked subject experts to review Wikipedia enteries in their areas of expertise. Some very interesting reading. Gary plan to do a podcast interview with Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales, sometime in November.
Publishers Plan Online Book Service
This Reuters article out of Germany: Publishers to build own online book network, comes as no real surprise. Why? Back in June, we blogged about a trade group of German publishers considering their own book digitization program. It looks like what was discussed several months ago is now a go.
Talking Search with MSN Search Geeks
They talk about how the engine works, and what they’re doing to beat the competition. Watch me give them a bit of heck about being behind the other major engines.
Finding Video Content for your iPod
More to play with. If you’re looking for video content for your new Video iPod, Andy Volk from Yahoo Video Search explains on the Yahoo Search blog how you can leverage a MediaRSS feed from Yahoo and use it with iTunes 6 to have new video content (video podcasts if you like) coming directly into your iTuness app. Volk’s post offers step by step directions and screen caps.
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