- Terracotta Bolsters Java In-Memory Caching Platform — Application Development Trends – Terracotta 3.0 improves throughput of Java-based applications three-fold while reducing database loads by 60 percent compared to the previous version. Terracotta 3.0 also offers new APIs for cloud and grid-based applications, and management and developer interfaces.
- PBS Brings Bugs, Presidents and Soufflés to the Web – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com – public TV stations are taking more risks, and on Wednesday they introduced a fancy new video portal at PBS.org/video. It replaces a hodgepodge of sites, with different features, run by the producers of each of the network’s programs and by its member stations.
- Bluetooth 3.0 + HS gets official, adds speed with 802.11 – The new standard obviously catapults Bluetooth into a new dimension; rather than being good for nothing more than sending images from one phone to another or syncing a fitness module to a DAP, v3.0 is nimble enough to handle camcorder-to-HDTV, PC-to-PMP and UMPC-to-printer transfers. In fact, the inclusion of the 802.11 Protocol Adaptation Layer (PAL) provides increased throughput of data transfers "at the approximate rate of 24Mbps
- Oracle expected to slash thousands of Sun Microsystems jobs – San Jose Mercury News – Coleman believes Oracle could shrink, sell or shut down Sun's high-end server products and storage business. "The servers are being dramatically squeezed by the next generation of servers and blades," a type of server, Coleman said. "Sun's storage business is not a leader and it's being squeezed by commodity storage" competitors.
- The True Cost of Amazon’s New Kindle – BusinessWeek – A teardown analysis of the Kindle 2 by market research firm iSuppli estimates the cost to build the device at $185.49, or about 52% of its retail price of $359.
- AppleInsider | End users, developers seen flocking to iPhone apps on wide scale – A mobile analytics firm has published new findings which show the iPhone taking the majority of the app market — especially when it comes to the sheer number of users. Examining 8 million users and 100 apps, researchers at Flurry hint that Apple's handset has a conspicuous market share lead among developers, the number of apps and the actual range of customers for those apps.
- Ubuntu 9.04 boots in 17.5 seconds! – So how fast did Ubuntu 9.04 boot with a solid-state drive? Really freaking fast. Like, “I can’t believe it’s already done” fast. Well, here, watch for yourself:
- The Community for Skyway Users, Developers, and Contributors – Featured Download – Similar to Grails, Skyway Builder allows developers to quickly scaffold a CRUD application, but unlike Grails, the generated code isn't Groovy – it's pure Java and Spring.
- Evolutionary Goo » Blog Archive » Larry Ellison’s Cloud Computing Comments Revisited – The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we’ve redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do. I can’t think of anything that isn’t cloud computing with all of these announcements
- byteonic.com » Comprehensive analysis on Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems – Oracle announced today of acquiring Sun Microsystems for a total price of $7.4 billion. This transaction has long lasting and possibly game changing impact on the several market segments in the IT industry. My analysis is listed below under each of the market segments.
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