Channel Marker

May 2008

  • Microsoft pitches new sort of deal to Yahoo

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 18 May 2008
  • The Microhoo saga continued Sunday when Microsoft said it was looking into "an alternative" transaction with Yahoo rather than an outright acquisition of the portal and search player. Microsoft ...

  • IBM vs. Microsoft battles rage on. Does anyone else care?

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 18 May 2008
  • Colin Steele's story this week on IBM taking on Microsoft's SharePoint dominance with Quickr depicts just the latest skirmish in the continual war between two companies going way back to Microsoft ...

  • EMC to sell VMware? To Intel?

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 16 May 2008
  • EMC stock is rising amid speculation the company will sell off VMware, according to a Bloomberg story hot off the virtual press. The story quotes one New York equity trader who says rumors about ...

  • Dell Channel Blog launch delayed

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 16 May 2008
  • The Dell Channel Blog isn't getting off to a good start. In fact, it's not getting off to a start at all. Dell said earlier this week it would launch the blog today, but word just came down that it ...

  • Digital surveillance: Keep your eyes peeled

    Heather Clancy 15 May 2008
  • Digimerge Technologies. JDSU. Lorex Technology. On-Net Surveillance Systems. Videolarm. Do you know any of these companies? If you don't, Tech Data is hoping to change that. The distributor has ...

  • Icahn could bring Mark Cuban back to Yahoo

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 15 May 2008
  • Carl Icahn's list of proposed Yahoo board members features some bold-faced names including Mark Cuban's. Cuban, of Dallas-Mavericks-movie production-Dancing With the Stars-and-blog fame, made his ...

  • Full speed ahead for Icahn, Microhoo

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 15 May 2008
  • All the papers are reporting that epic green mailer Carl Icahn is forging ahead with plans to nominate a clean slate of Yahoo board members. The goal is to force the company back to the bargaining ...

  • Dell to launch channel blog Friday

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 14 May 2008
  • Dell will officially launch its Dell Channel Blog on Friday. The blog's tagline is "A Voice of PartnerDirect." (PartnerDirect is the name of Dell's 5-month-old channel program.) Readers will be ...

  • It’s Yahoo time for Carl Icahn

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 13 May 2008
  • Carl Icahn has surfaced again in tech M&A mayhem: This time  he's buying up Yahoo stock in what may be an attempt to force that company's recalcitrant execs back to the negotiating table with ...

  • Microsoft posts SBS, ‘Centro’ betas

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 13 May 2008
  • On Tuesday, Microsoft is opening up beta test its small business and mid-sized business server bundles. Early test versions of Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (previously known by the code ...

  • Reseller takes David Ortiz approach as Apple moves next door

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 13 May 2008
  • Talk about channel conflict! The Boston Globe has a story today about Tech Superpowers, an Apple reseller facing quite the threat: a ginormous Apple store opening right next door. One of VARs' ...

  • Raikes to head Gates Foundation

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 12 May 2008
  • Many wondered where Jeff Raikes was going after his retirement from Microsoft after 20-something years. Now we know: Raikes will be CEO of the Gates Foundation In an NPR interview Monday afternoon, ...

  • PayPal wants developers

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 12 May 2008
  • PayPal, the online payment power, wants developers to integrate its payment system into more websites. And it's going to show them love at the upcoming EBay Developers Conference in Chicago, says ...

  • Knowing your customer (or potential customer)

    Heather Clancy 09 May 2008
  • CDW recently released the results of what it's calling the 2008 CDW Small Business Driver's Seat Study, which taps more deeply into the motivations of technology buyers. The data is provides a ...

  • Microsoft and Yahoo: Dumb and dumber

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 07 May 2008
  • After reading about a gagillion articles on the Microhoo meltdown, the big mystery remains. (The only more popular topic in my household is the Roger Clemens death spiral, but it's a close call.) ...