Archive for August 11th, 2006

Aug 11, 2006

The end of one era, the beginning of another

Source: ars technica
Written by Eric Bangeman

I thought I was getting a new Macintosh PC. Instead, the box said “Quad Xeon 64-bit workstation.” It was then that it really hit me—the Big Switch was over and my once shiny Power Macintosh G5 was yesterday’s news.

Aug 11, 2006

The IBM Personal Computer’s 25th Anniversary

In 1981, IBM’s 5150 took the business world by storm and moved the PC into the mainstream.

Source: PC World
Written by Lincoln Spector

Twenty-five years ago, IBM changed the world. It wasn’t intentional. When Big Blue announced a microcomputer called the IBM Personal Computer on August 12, 1981, it hoped only to make a nice profit.

Aug 11, 2006

Viacom and Adobe Forge Alliance

Viacom to Leverage Adobe’s Engagement Platform for Creating and Delivering Digital Experiences Online and On the Go

Press Release: NEW YORK and SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 10, 2006 — Viacom, Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) and Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a strategic alliance to develop and deliver Viacom’s exclusive branded content using the Adobe® Engagement Platform. Through this agreement, Adobe will become Viacom’s preferred technology provider for rich media authoring tools and interactive online video solutions, enabling Viacom to deliver content from its television, motion picture and digital properties to online and mobile audiences in compelling ways. The two companies will also work together in developing new media applications leveraging Viacom’s exclusive content and using Adobe’s next-generation developer tools and ubiquitous cross-platform client software.