Newswatch 7.23.07: HP buys Opsware
HP buys Andreessen's Opsware
[TopTechNews] HP paid $14.25 a share in stock for Opsware, a 39 percent premium on the pre-announcement stock price. It's especially good for founder Marc Andreessen. The Netscape creator will pick up a cool $138 million in the deal, on the basis of his ownership of 9.7 million shares.
Intel brings datacenter advances to server networks
[InfoWorld] Later this year, Intel will help server network interfaces take advantage of the major recent advances in datacenters: multiprocessor systems, multicore processors, and virtualization. The company unveiled at Cisco Systems' Networkers user conference a pair of chips for server network cards or motherboards.
Cleantech funding on an upswing
[GigaOM] The 5th annual Dow Jones VentureOne report attributes emerging sectors like cleantech as one of the factors that made venture investment in 2006 the highest level since 2001.
Info on MSFT's Web analytics tool leaked
[Computerworld] The tool, which is aimed at taking on Google Inc.'s Analytics product, will allow users to segment Web traffic by both age and gender. Microsoft will get the demographic data from users' Live ID profiles.
iPhone vulnerabilities reported
[CNET] Researchers at Independent Security Evaluators have announced at least two vulnerabilities in the way the Apple iPhone opens a specially crafted Web page in Safari.
OLPC ships to production, delays release
[InfoWorld] One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) moved a step closer to providing low-cost laptops to children in developing nations by giving the go-ahead to the mass production of its XO laptop. However, the computers are expected to be out in October, one month later than originally planned.
MSFT offer search privacy options
[NYT] There’s nothing like a little regulatory scrutiny to get Internet companies talking about privacy. Even if some of their words ring somewhat hollow.
Daily Reel expands
[NYT] This month, The Daily Reel (thedailyreel.com), a Web site devoted to online filmmakers and Internet video, introduced a social networking section called ReeledIn (www.thedailyreel.com/reeledin).
Social networking site takes $20m
[TechCrunch] Hi5 is now ranked as the 11th most popular site online above Facebook at 13th. If you’ve never heard of the site though, there is a reason; most of Hi5’s traffic doesn’t come from the United States. Hi5 is the No. 1 ranking site online in Portugal, Ecuador, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala.