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After a recent query on running MySabre on a Mac I decided to give it a try. There are two basic steps to get Sabre running on any machine. Step one is the VPN connection. Step 2 is to get MySabre running. First I got a copy of the OSX version of Sabre’s VPN software. [...]
I attended a presentation by SalesForce.com today morning at the Holiday Inn in Salmiya. I was the first to arrive and was 15 mins. early. However, the presentation started pretty late caz they were either struggling with the screen resolution, the projector or the Internet connection. Once they got going, it was impressive talk continuously. [...]
Check out this TV ad from Intel. Seems the guy they portraid as Ajay Bhatt, one of the principal engineers behind the development of USB, was a fake. They used an actor in his place! This is the real Ajay Bhatt…
This is Apple’s response to Microsoft’s “Laptop Hunter” ad campaign.
In a new study, Evans Data says that the developer population in established economies is expected to decline by 35 percent this year compared with last year, as InformationWeek reports. Despite this dearth of developers, however, we continue to see an explosion of open-source projects and social-Web applications. It’s very possible, of course, that a [...]
Intel’s best-known marketing campaign has been “Intel inside,” which began in the 1990s. The new slogan is broader: “Sponsors of Tomorrow.” The campaign will start in the U.S., the U.K., and Germany and then expand to two dozen more countries. So what’s Intel doing spending money on humorous marketing during a recession? Apparently, co-founder Gordon [...]
I’ve started using Google AdSense to fill up blank areas on my sites as well as to make a few $$$ to cover hosting and other charges. Here is an interesting email from Google. “It has come to our attention that invalid clicks have been generated on your Google ads, posing a financial risk to our [...]
Kumo is is Microsoft’s new search engine. Looks familiar? I think Google got it right and has kept getting it right. Its only fair to copy them. What’s more amazing is that Microsoft for years has been warning the world not to use open-source software but seems its Kumo search engine does. The Kumo team didn’t [...]
Microsoft has combined its Virtual Earth and Photosynth platforms for the first time in a move to radically improve the functionality of both systems for users. The announcement today will give website owners the ability to place Photosynth applications into their own embedded maps, using either their own imagery or drawing from existing photos in [...]
At the RSA Conference last month in San Francisco, Taher Elgamal [link] was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award–only the third recipient of the award since its inception in 2004. The chief security officer of Axway has more than 25 years of experience in the security industry, starting out as a cryptographic expert. Egypt-born Elgamal has been credited [...]
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