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Showtime: Bringing the Co-Web to a Screen Near You!

The Co-Web, the collaborative, media converged Web, is upon us. The Co-Web is interpersonal; it is about getting work done together. It is much more than surfing a YouTube/Google Map mashup while Twittering with co-workers. Showtime uses those same technologies to build a Co-Web page where we all interact on the same data at the same time, see the same context and make better decisions as a result. A Showtime Co-Web application uses the same standards as a normal mashup - OpenAJAX plus XMPP, RTP/RTSP and H.264 - yet remakes the mashup as the Co-Web. For the Co-Web - It's Showtime! Register for AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Submit Your Paper to Present a Session Sponsor AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Speaker Bio: Andrew Donoho, Web Theorist with IBM's Emerging Internet Technology Team, has a long history working with both Web standards and implementations. He was an... (more)

BEA Verifies H&W's Integration into WebLogic

Boise-ID-based H&W Computer Systems announced that its Web application diagnostics tool, DiagnoSys, has completed the BEA Validation Program. As a result, it is now verified to integrate with BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1. Customers can now rest assured knowing that DiagnoSys has been shown to integrate into BEA's infrastructure arena. Completion of the program implies that H&W's enterprise software has received BEA's genuine stamp of approval.   John Baisch, senior product manager for DiagnoSys, said, "Now, organizations that use BEA can be reassured that DiagnoSys is designed to perform very well in their environment." He went on to explain how the product and can help clients. "DiagnoSys can provide in-depth performance analysis of not only the BEA application server but the entire applicati... (more)

Bill Gates H-1B Remarks Miss the Mark

Bill Gates doesn't want to deny smart people the chance to come to this country. Speaking in front of politicians, this viewpoint should resonate well. After all, we're a nation of immigrants, and it's our smarts, our ingenuity, that makes America great, right? Yet the man is getting hammered (metaphorically) by people who think his view that to eliminate the H-1B visa would be a good thing is, in fact, disingenuous, cynical, greedful, and other bad things. With unemployment among programmers at levels that probably exceed 50%, if you count all the "independent contractors" and "consultants" making almost nothing, as well as those who have simply given up and found work in construction or sales, the idea of allowing unlimited numbers of immigrant programmers who will presumably work for below-market wages is going to be controversial. Actually, it's going to be very, ... (more)

Avocent to Present at Pacific Crest's the Future of Computing

Avocent has announced that Edward H. Blankenship, Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, will present at Pacific Crest's The Future Of Computing - Next Generation Data Center Conference on November 18, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The event is being held at the Langham Hotel in Boston. The live Webcast of Avocent's presentation will be available on the Company's Web site,, by clicking on the "Investors Relations" link or at: A replay of the presentation will be available shortly after its conclusion at the Company's Web site for 30 days. ... (more)

Aura Gold Inc. Appoints Carlos H. Bertoni as Chief Operating Officer

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/23/06 -- Aura Gold Inc. ("Aura Gold")(TSX: ORA) is pleased to announce that Carlos H. Bertoni has joined Aura Gold Inc., effective August 21st, 2006, as Chief Operating Officer and as President and CEO of our Brazilian subsidiary, Aura Gold Mineraï¿1/2ao Ltda. Carlos is a Professional Geoscientist and a seasoned mining industry executive with over 30 years experience in the industry. An M.Sc. graduate of Queen's University, Carlos's most recent position was Chief Executive Officer of Minieres du Nord, a Quebec-based public company. A resident of Brazil, Carlos's initial commission will be to establish the Company presence in the country, with an office for Aura Gold in Brasï¿1/2lia. His ongoing mandate will be to manage all operations and programs in Brazil. He will also participate in sourcing growth opportunities for ... (more)

AJAXWorld Conference Announces Exclusive Laszlo Track

OpenLaszlo Track at AJAXWorld Pop quiz: what company both doubled its annual revenue in 2006 and closed a $26.25 million round of funding? Clue: it also tracked 290,000 downloads of its RIA platform and lined up IBM,, H&R Block, Monster, Barclays Global and Pandora as customers. Extra clue: it also announced project "Orbit" which will allow developers using its platform to compile into Java Mobile and run it on devices. If none of the above clues helped, then you've clearly not yet tried OpenLaszlo, don't yet use Laszlo Mail, haven't explored the Laszlo Webtop, and aren't familiar with the OpenLaszlo 4 project, formerly codenamed "Legals." For the company we are talking of here is Laszlo Systems. OpenLaszlo 4.0 is currently in its first beta release, and is like the beating heart of Laszlo Systems.  The aim of OpenLaszlo 4.0 is to provide a single applicatio... (more)

ScaleMP Announces Virtualization Technology for the IBM BladeCenter System

ScaleMP, a provider of virtualization solutions, has announced that vSMP Foundation Standalone, its patent-pending virtualization software, is now available for the IBM BladeCenter HS21 XM blade server. In conjunction with IBM BladeCenter H, ScaleMP claims to enable the aggregation of up to 14 dual-processor blades within an integrated chassis to create a single virtual symmetric multiprocessor (SMP). Customers are now able to aggregate up to 112 Intel Xeon processing cores and up to 448GB of shared memory. ScaleMP's vSMP Foundation Standalone aggregation platform claims to provide large memory resource with up to 1TB of memory. The IBM BladeCenter H offers up to 14 blades in a compact 9U chassis, and comes with an integrated InfiniBand switch, and up to four hot swappable, redundant, load-balancing power supplies. Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP, said: "... (more)

An A to Z of the Social Media Landscape: H to P

This is part 2 of 3 of a continuing series on Social Media Companies. You can go to Part 1 here. As with the A-G list, if you see any problems with the data or you believe a company should be on this list, please let me know. [email protected] H Hi5 +Social Glue Award Launched in 2003, hi5 is now one of the world's largest social networks and a top 20 website globally — with over 60 million monthly unique visitors. Compete reports 3.2 million U.S. unique visitors every month. Quantcast reports 49.9 million worldwide visitors, high indexes for male, 12-34, Hispanic and Asian, has kids, low income and low education score. Alexa has it ranked as the number 31 site on the Internet with 22.8 minutes per day and over 20 pages per day per user. I Imeem Imeem is a social network that enables users to discover, interact and express themselves with media, including music, video... (more)

$55 Per Hour Software Developers

Last week, a US based Flex/Flash developer who IMO belongs to the top 20% Flash developers twitted that he was contacted by a recruiter offering a contract paying $55 per hour. While $55 per hour may sound a lot in some of the developing countries, the cost of living in the USA makes this rate a joke. And we are not talking about some rookie who learn Flex last week in a classroom.  Pretty sad, isn’t it? Next day, a manager of a large corporation asked me if our company can provide them with a senior Flex/Java consultant working onsite in a greater New York area.  The rates were $60-$80 per hour plus this software developer would have to go through another consulting company that was on a preferred vendors list of this large corporation. This middleman would also need to get a cut from this rate. Let’s do some math together assuming that the corporate client is will... (more)

Does the US Technology Gap Push Med Errors into the Third Leading Cause of Death? | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Recent reports from the GAO indicate the US government is falling behind the technology gap, effecting everything from nuclear weaponry preparedness to an increase in medical errors that have pushed them to become the third leading cause of US deaths. We have IT solutions to solve problems such as healthcare IT interoperability, but for a variety of reasons, ranging from economic to political, nothing is done. Hardly a day goes by without some new revelation of an information technology mess in the United States that seems like an endless round of the old radio show joke contest, "Can You Top This" except that increasingly the joke is on us. From nuclear weapons updated with floppy disks to needless deaths from medical errors, many of which are caused by preventable interoperability communication errors. According to a report released to Congress, the Government Acc... (more)