At PayPal X Innovate 2009, Sun Microsystems announced an alliance with PayPal to support application payment in the Java Store Beta and enhancements to the beta user experience.
With support from IBM Research and Nokia Research Center, the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland created an experimental system that enables people in multiple locations to interact and collaborate with avatars and objects in a single, virtual meeting. Objects and avatars are located in a “virtual” space that mirrors the corresponding physical room.
SAP and HP announced an agreement through which the companies will integrate the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) component and the HP Neoview enterprise data warehouse platform.
Novell announced the City of New York has turned to Novell for improved integration of the city’s identity and security information technology infrastructure.
According to Opera’s State of the Mobile Web report for August 2009, more than 31.9 million people use Opera Mini to browse the Web from their mobile phones. In August, Opera Mini gained at least one new user every second.
IBM opened a Linux innovation center in the capital city of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana.
At the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, the government of Kenya and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a joint commitment to improve education in Kenya. Launched in collaboration with Kenya’s Ministry of Education, the Accelerating 21st Century Education (ACE) project aims to improve the quality of primary and secondary education through the effective use of information and communications technology (ICT).
Dassault Systèmes announced the launch of 3DVIA Mobile, an iPhone and iPod touch application that allows users to search, share and interact with the growing library of 3D models on www.3DVIA.com.
ARM and NXP announced at Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), Boston, mbed.org and the mbed microcontroller rapid prototyping tools.
Sun sponsors more than 300 community style events in more than 30 countries for Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 19, 2009. With an emphasis on emerging markets such as India, China, Indonesia and Russia, Sun’s Software Freedom Day events are designed to help developers on all levels to better understand and generate increased involvement in open source technologies.
Microsoft announced plans to release Internet Information Services (IIS) Media Services 3.0, which enables delivery of interactive, high-definition-quality Live Smooth Streaming, along with new tools to simplify the process of delivering online experiences with Microsoft Silverlight.
Red Hat and HP expanded their collaboration to drive the next generation of converged server, storage and networking infrastructure solutions with the launch of open source software.
Opera Software unveiled the final version of Opera 10, with innovative new features wrapped in an elegant, fresh interface. Opera 10 is free, comes in 43 languages, and works on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.
The OpenAjax Alliance announced the approval and availability of OpenAjax Hub 2.0 as an industry standard for more secure Web 2.0 mashup applications. Advances in security in Hub 2.0 can help protect enterprise mashups from malicious intent, giving IT staff greater confidence in adding these features to their Web sites.
IBM announced the availability of the industry’s first public desktop cloud service.The company helps organizations benefit from this model with desktop services that are designed to enable end-users with network-attached PCs and certain other devices the ability to access applications and data through a centrally managed computing environment.
Microsoft announced Microsoft OneApp, a new software application that enables feature phones — commonly found in emerging markets — to access mobile apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Windows Live Messenger, and other apps and games.
Fujitsu and Asianux, a Linux vendor, will jointly deliver advanced Linux server products.
NVIDIA announced that Microsoft’s new Zune HD portable media player is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra processor.
Intergraph offers a public safety computer-aided dispatch solution that supports Google Maps API Premier, the enterprise version of the Google Maps API. The ability to view Google Maps provides communications and field personnel with advanced situational awareness and promotes effective and efficient response to mitigate incident impact and save lives.
IBM announced new systems software for managing virtualized servers, designed to help clients plan, build and maintain data centers while reducing costs. IBM is also helping clients protect their long-term investments in Power Systems by announcing an upgraded path to its next-generation servers that will include POWER7 microprocessors.
The BMW Group contracted Autodesk Consulting to automate the transformation of design data into marketing assets and create photorealistic, animated models of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand cars.
NVIDIA announced that its NVIDIA Quadro line of professional solutions is optimized for Autodesk AutoCAD 2010.
In an effort to help higher education institutions support economic stimulus efforts and work-force development strategies, Microsoft has committed up to $50 million in higher education resources, training and certifications through the Microsoft Education Alliance Program agreement. The company will provide resources and tools for short-term work-force training and higher education enhancements.
Fujitsu Technology Solutions and Citrix Systems announced an OEM agreement that expands the relationship between the two companies to help customers reduce the cost and complexity of implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for enterprise customers.
IBM Research – Haifa has developed software that more efficiently and effectively hides sensitive or personal information that might otherwise appear on the computer screens of unauthorized personnel. It could prove particularly useful for security conscious fields such as healthcare, insurance, government or financial services.